AUGUST 2008
Weather Report, Climatic conditions recorded from Raymond Terrace, NSW Australia
Location: Lat 3246'S, Long 15146'E Elevation: 8m Approx 12km from the ocean to the SE.
Using a WM-918 Electronic Weather Station, and TB3 Hydrological Services Rain Gauge.
My daily data can be found weekly in the Port Stephens Examiner. Circulation: 29 645
2008 by: Grant Burgess Website Hits: 557 Frequency: Monthly Issue #: 152
The Average Max Temp was 18.43 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 34.73 km/h
(A Record For Aug) (A Record For Aug)
(which is 1.68 C Below average) (which is 7.16 km/h Above average)
The Highest Max Temp was 23.2 C The Prevailing Wind Direction was NA
(recorded on the 26th at 1433) (the average wind direction is SW)
The Lowest Max Temp was 14.2 C The Max Wind Gust was 52.3 km/h
(recorded on the 6th at 1614) (recorded from the on the 2nd at 1950p)
 
The Average Min Temp was 5.51 C The Avg Daily Wind Run was 95.80 km
(A Record For Aug) (A Record For Aug)
(which is 1.84 C Below average) (which is 14.68 km Below average)
The Highest Min Temp was 11.6 C The Max Daily Wind Run was 230.1 km
(recorded on the 31st at 0900p) (recorded on the 2nd)
The Lowest Min Temp was 1.4 C The Min Daily Wind Run was 28.9 km
(recorded on the 10th at 0451) (recorded on the 26th)
 
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 86.81 % The Avg Min Wind Chill was 1.25 C
(which is 1.90 % Below average) (A Record For Aug)
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 37.23 % (which is 2.76 C Below average)
(which is 0.69 % Below average) The Min Wind Chill was -3 C
(recorded on the 23rd at 0309)
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 7.43 C  
(which is 2.11 C Below average) The Total Monthly Rainfall was 29.4 mm
The High Max Dew-Point was 16.0 C (which is 31.35 mm Below average)
(recorded on the 31st at 1029p) The Median Monthly Rainfall is 50.05 mm
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 1.02 C The Number of Rain Days was 6 days
(which is 1.45 C Below average) (which is 2.30 days Below average)
The Low Min Dew-Point was -3.1 C The Cumulative Yearly Rainfall is 976.0 mm
(recorded on the 12th at 2202) (which is 185.85 mm Above average)
The Highest Daily Rainfall was 9.0 mm
The Avg Max Heat Index was 18.74 C (recorded on the 23rd)
(A Record For Aug)  
(which is 2.83 C Below average) PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
The High Max Heat Index was 24.4 C Thunderstorms 1 Avg = 1.55
(recorded on the 30th at 1500) Distant Tss 4 Avg = 4.33
Hail 0 Avg = 0.17
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 2.77 C Dew 23 Avg = 18.50
(which is 0.28 C Below average) Fog 0 Avg = 6.60
The Min Grass Temp was -0.8 C Frost 8 Avg = 2.70
(recorded on the 20th)  
SEASONAL STATISTICS: (Winter)
The Average Max Temp was 18.26 C
(which is 0.46 C Below average)
The Average Min Temp was 7.60 C
(which is 0.31 C Above average)
The Total Rainfall was 224.4 mm
(which is 11.66 mm Below average)
The Number of Rain days was 35 days
(A Record For Winter)
(which is 8.40 days Above average)
Barrington Tops Snow
~ Fri 1 - Not yet confirmed but some sort of cover would've been a certainty.
~ Tue 12 - I chased finding snow down to 1350m (icicles at 1270m near Dingo Gate) & a solid 5cm cover >1500m.
~ Sat 23 - Reported 30cm cover at Polblue. Several days latert the NPWS reported a 17cm cover at Polblue with roads
still being closed for the next few days.
Instrument Additions & Alterations
~ Installed a new Stevenson Screen in my backyard which was made by my father & I. This one is much larger allowing
me to house several BoM standard thermometers & thus better test the validity of my automatic weather station' (AWS)
temperature sensor as well as other thermometers I have.