MARCH 2006
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 Nylex Rain Gauge 1000.
My daily data can be found weekly in the Port Stephens Examiner. Circulation: 28 509
2006 by: Grant Burgess Circulation: 21 + Frequency: Monthly Issue #: 123
The Average Max Temp was 28.40 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 30.04 km/h
(which is 1.07 C Above average) (A Record For Mar)
The Highest Max Temp was 36.6 C (which is 3.33 km/h Above average)
(recorded on the 16th at 1532) The Prevailing Wind Direction was S
The Lowest Max Temp was 23.9 C (the average wind direction is S)
(recorded on the 31st at 1152) The Max Wind Gust was 46.1 km/h
(recorded from the S on the 26th at 1514p)
The Average Min Temp was 17.91 C  
(A Record For Mar) The Avg Daily Wind Run was 122.05 km
(which is 1.71 C Above average) (A Record For Mar)
The Highest Min Temp was 21.6 C (which is 24.16 km Below average)
(recorded on the 14th at 0900p) The Max Daily Wind Run was 235.9 km
The Lowest Min Temp was 12.3 C (recorded on the 11th)
(recorded on the 28th at 0650) The Min Daily Wind Run was 34.0 km
(recorded on the 31st)
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 95.71 %  
(which is 0.84 % Below average) The Avg Min Wind Chill was 16.48 C
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 43.10 % (A Record For Mar)
(which is 4.99 % Below average) (which is 2.03 C Above average)
The Min Wind Chill was 12 C
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 20.53 C (recorded on the 21st at 0535)
(which is 1.20 C Above average)  
The High Max Dew-Point was 23.2 C The Total Monthly Rainfall was 94.3 mm
(recorded on the 2nd at 1501p) (which is 44.29 mm Below average)
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 13.19 C The Median Monthly Rainfall is 112.10 mm
(which is 0.39 C Above average) The Number of Rain Days was 12 days
The Low Min Dew-Point was 6.6 C (which is 0.75 days Above average)
(recorded on the 31st at 0650n) The Cumulative Yearly Rainfall is 197.8 mm
(which is 138.70 mm Below average)
The Avg Max Heat Index was 29.26 C The Highest Daily Rainfall was 34.5 mm
(A Record For Mar) (recorded on the 2nd)
(which is 0.87 C Above average)  
The High Max Heat Index was 36.4 C PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
(recorded on the 16th at 1617) Thunderstorms 1 Avg = 3.00
Distant Tss 3 Avg = 6.00
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 15.36 C Hail 0 Avg = 0.10
(A Record For Mar) Dew 13 Avg = 21.50
(which is 2.17 C Above average) Fog 2 Avg = 8.75
The Min Grass Temp was 9.8 C Frost 0 Avg = 0.00
(recorded on the 28th)  
Instrument Additions
~ Car Thermometer - To be used for my mobile temperature data observations. Able to be used only when my car
is running with the outside sensor placed under a side mirror. Proving to be very accurate so far.
~ Car Anemometer - To be used for my mobile wind data observations. This instrument is mounted on a base that
contains two strong magnets (ie Mag Mount Anem.) which are car mountable. This means I am able to measure wind in
the rain without getting wet, excellent on storm chases! Measures wind speed, gust & run. Also accurate so far.
I wish to thank my mate Tim Grugeon for putting me onto this one. He also has one & we put it to the test on our last
storm chase - while driving, we recorded a max gust of 122.5km/h! See for details.
Extreme Weather
~ Nothing to report from the hunter. Tropical Cyclones (TC) were active around northern Australia with TC Larry striking
Innisfail in QLD as a cat. 5 on the 20th. TC Wati did not reach Aus's coastline, though on the 25th was equal to
Newcastle's latitude & would have been equivalent to a cat. 3 TC. TC Glenda lurked off Port Headland in WA as a cat. 5
at it's strongest.