MARCH 2007
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: 30 300
2007 by: Grant Burgess Circulation: 21 + Frequency: Monthly Issue #: 135
The Average Max Temp was 28.82 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 30.02 km/h
(which is 1.37 C Above average) (which is 2.83 km/h Above average)
The Highest Max Temp was 37.6 C The Prevailing Wind Direction was S
(recorded on the 4th at 1414) (the average wind direction is S)
The Lowest Max Temp was 20.9 C The Max Wind Gust was 60.5 km/h
(recorded on the 25th at 1430) (A Record For Mar)
(recorded from the N on the 21st at 1755p)
The Average Min Temp was 17.23 C  
(which is 0.84 C Above average) The Avg Daily Wind Run was 79.43 km
The Highest Min Temp was 21.2 C (A Record For Mar)
(recorded on the 17th at 0900p) (which is 58.73 km Below average)
The Lowest Min Temp was 10.5 C The Max Daily Wind Run was 290.3 km
(recorded on the 28th at 0436) (recorded on the 13th)
The Min Daily Wind Run was 6.6 km
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 95.61 % (A Record For Mar)
(which is 0.82 % Below average) (recorded on the 28th)
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 41.29 %  
(which is 6.08 % Below average) The Avg Min Wind Chill was 15.97 C
(which is 1.22 C Above average)
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 20.00 C The Min Wind Chill was 10 C
(which is 0.50 C Above average) (recorded on the 25th at 0627)
The High Max Dew-Point was 24.3 C  
(recorded on the 23rd at 1012p) The Total Monthly Rainfall was 128.6 mm
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 12.25 C (which is 5.07 mm Below average)
(which is 0.61 C Below average) The Median Monthly Rainfall is 94.30 mm
The Low Min Dew-Point was 3.1 C The Number of Rain Days was 13 days
(recorded on the 30th at 1853) (which is 1.67 days Above average)
The Cumulative Yearly Rainfall is 197.5 mm
The Avg Max Heat Index was 30.26 C (which is 123.59 mm Below average)
(A Record For Mar) The Highest Daily Rainfall was 23.4 mm
(which is 1.59 C Above average) (recorded on the 1st)
The High Max Heat Index was 40.0 C  
(recorded on the 3rd at 1511) PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
Thunderstorms 6 Avg = 2.80
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 14.98 C Distant Tss 11 Avg = 5.63
(which is 1.06 C Above average) Hail 1 Avg = 0.09
The Min Grass Temp was 8.7 C Dew 14 Avg = 20.56
(recorded on the 31st) Fog 2 Avg = 8.00
Frost 0 Avg = 0.00
Hail Reports
~ Wed 28th (Feb) - Large hail reported from several areas between Maitland & the coast from 1700 to 1800. Largest I've
heard reported was from Berry Park at 6.5cm.
~ Tue 20th - I inadvertantly core-punched a storm through Hexham at 1800. I observed ~2cm hail, torrential rain &
some strong winds. South bound lanes were flooded by ~1 foot of water in patches. I heard another report from
the same area of 3-4cm hail which wouldn't surprise me. My car received 3 small dents on the bonnet.
Instrument Additions
~ Min & Max Thermometers - Purchased Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) standard thermometers to test the accuracy
of my thermometers. Unable to test in my Stevenson Screen yet (too small), but my grass min thermometer has so
far always remained within 0.2C which I am very happy with.