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#1483253 - 30/12/2018 20:58 2018 Yearly & December 2018 Rain, other weather stats, comments etc.
Seabreeze Offline
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Registered: 18/09/2005
Posts: 10529
Loc: South West Rocks, NSW
Feel free to post your 2018 Yearly and/or December 2018 rainfall, other weather stats or comments etc. in this thread.

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#1483313 - 31/12/2018 11:00 Re: 2018 Yearly & December 2018 Rain, other weather stats, comments etc. [Re: Seabreeze]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13241
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Ended up with 859mm for December at Bilyana, easily the wettest on record.

3393mm for 2018.
Wettest month was March with 1230mm, which was also the rainiest with 23 rain days.
Driest month was August with 0mm - the first time that any month at Bilyana has recorded 0mm.

So long 2018!
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Belgian Gardens, Townsville NQ
Bilyana FNQ

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#1483341 - 31/12/2018 13:47 Re: 2018 Yearly & December 2018 Rain, other weather stats, comments etc. [Re: Seabreeze]
retired weather man Offline
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Registered: 01/07/2007
Posts: 4913
Loc: Wynnum
Wynnum North December weather.

Below average rainfall with near average temperatures.



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Wyn Nth 2019-Jan8.8.(158)YTD8.8(158)

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#1483343 - 31/12/2018 13:51 Re: 2018 Yearly & December 2018 Rain, other weather stats, comments etc. [Re: Seabreeze]
retired weather man Offline
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Registered: 01/07/2007
Posts: 4913
Loc: Wynnum
Wynnum North 2018 Summary.

Slightly below average temperature with below average rainfall.





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Wyn Nth 2019-Jan8.8.(158)YTD8.8(158)

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#1483491 - 01/01/2019 07:05 Re: 2018 Yearly & December 2018 Rain, other weather stats, comments etc. [Re: Seabreeze]
Graham M Offline
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Registered: 21/01/2002
Posts: 412
Loc: Boambee East near Coffs Harbou...
My data is up.

After a quarter century of keeping records, perhaps there is now a faintly noticeable warming trend? (See the final page of the document.) What do you think?

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#1484116 - 04/01/2019 22:23 Re: 2018 Yearly & December 2018 Rain, other weather stats, comments etc. [Re: Seabreeze]
Seabreeze Offline
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Registered: 18/09/2005
Posts: 10529
Loc: South West Rocks, NSW
Rainfall at South West Rocks during 2018 -


(Note: 24 hour rainfall, for example, on January 1st = Rainfall from 9am January 1st to 9am January 2nd)

1532.4mm fell during 2018, which was 41.6mm above the yearly average (Yearly Avg. 1490.8mm), or 102.79% of the yearly average rainfall. March was the wettest month (475.0mm), and May was the driest (12.4mm).

The 10 wettest days during 2018 were:
#1 - 163.4mm (Mar 22nd)
#2 - 144.4mm (Dec 16th)
#3 - 107.0mm (Mar 23rd)
#4 - 67.4mm (Mar 6th)
#5 - 58.8mm (Mar 5th)
#6 - 52.4mm (Feb 3rd)
#7 - 48.6mm (Jun 6th)
#8 - 46.8mm (Nov 7th)
#9 - 39.2mm (Jun 5th)
#10 - 36.2mm (Mar 21st)


- Five months recorded above average rainfall.
- One month (June) recorded rainfall above the median for the month but was still below its monthly average.
- Six months recorded below average rainfall.

There were 134 raindays during 2018, which was 3.6 days below average (Yearly Avg. 137.6 raindays). March had the most raindays (18), and both May and July had the least (4).
- Raindays with 1mm or more: 101 (Avg. 111.1 days)
- Raindays with 10mm or more: 35 (Avg. 40.5 days)
- Raindays with 25mm or more: 16 (Avg. 16.0 days)

- Longest wet spell: 11 days [April 20th to April 30th, inclusive]
- Longest dry spell: 28 days [July 5th to August 2nd, inclusive].

There were 58 thunderdays during 2018 (thunderday = day with thunder heard). Usually indicative that there was storm activity within 25-30kms or less of here on that day. Both April and November had the most number of thunderdays (9).

There were 45 thunderstorm hits during 2018 (t'storms which pass over the house. "Near-misses" are not included in total thunderstorm count). December had the highest number of t'storms hit the house (13).

Past 10 years rainfall and 2018:
2008: 1518.2mm (over 149 raindays)
2009: 2110.0mm (over 125 raindays)
2010: 1421.0mm (over 162 raindays)
2011: 2008.6mm (over 153 raindays)
2012: 1429.0mm (over 138 raindays)
2013: 1746.8mm (over 122 raindays)
2014: 1270.2mm (over 129 raindays)
2015: 1767.8mm (over 144 raindays)
2016: 1069.2mm (over 139 raindays)
2017: 1833.4mm (over 163 raindays)
2018: 1532.4mm (over 134 raindays)
Driest year: 814.5mm (over 103 raindays) in 1941
Wettest year: 3011.2mm (over 191 raindays) in 1950


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Weather Warnings issued for the Mid North Coast district in 2018 [Marine/Coastal Wind Warnings not included]:

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings:
Jan 1st (Heavy Rainfall, Giant Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Jan 2nd (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Jan 3rd (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Jan 8th (Damaging Winds)
Jan 9th (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Jan 10th (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Jan 11th (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Jan 12th (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Jan 23rd (Damaging Winds)
Jan 25th (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Jan 26th (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Jan 27th (Heavy Rainfall & Damaging Winds)
Feb 11th (Damaging Winds)
Feb 16th (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Feb 24th (Heavy Rainfall)
Feb 25th (Heavy Rainfall)
Feb 26th (Heavy Rainfall)
Mar 4th (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Mar 5th (Heavy Rainfall)
Mar 6th (Heavy Rainfall)
Mar 20th (Heavy Rainfall & Large Hailstones)
Mar 21st (Heavy Rainfall)
Mar 27th (Heavy Rainfall)
Apr 14th (Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Apr 19th (Heavy Rainfall)
Aug 25th (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Sep 7th (Heavy Rainfall & Large Hailstones)
Sep 29th (Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Oct 8th (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Oct 9th (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Oct 10th (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Oct 17th (Heavy Rainfall)
Oct 18th (Heavy Rainfall & Large Hailstones)
Oct 20th (Heavy Rainfall & Damaging Winds)
Oct 21st (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Oct 24th (Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Nov 6th (Damaging Winds)
Nov 7th (Heavy Rainfall, Giant Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Nov 15th (Heavy Rainfall & Large Hailstones)
Nov 16th (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Nov 17th (Heavy Rainfall, Giant Hailstones & Destructive Winds)
Nov 28th (Heavy Rainfall, Giant Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Dec 12th (Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Dec 13th (Heavy Rainfall, Giant Hailstones & Destructive Winds)
Dec 14th (Heavy Rainfall, Giant Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Dec 15th (Heavy Rainfall, Giant Hailstones & Destructive Winds)
Dec 16th (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Dec 17th (Heavy Rainfall)
Dec 19th (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Dec 20th (Heavy Rainfall, Large possibly Giant Hailstones & Damaging locally Destructive Winds)
Dec 21st (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Dec 22nd (Heavy Rainfall, Large Hailstones & Damaging Winds)
Dec 31st (Damaging Winds)

Severe Weather Warnings:
Jan 14th (Damaging Winds)
Jan 16th (Damaging Surf)
Jan 17th (Damaging Surf)
Mar 21st (Heavy Rainfall)
Mar 22nd (Heavy Rainfall)
Mar 23rd (Heavy Rainfall)
Mar 24th (Heavy Rainfall)
May 11th (Damaging Winds)
May 12th (Damaging Surf)
Jun 1st (Abnormally High Tides & Damaging Surf)
Jun 2nd (Abnormally High Tides, Damaging Winds & Damaging Surf)
Jun 3rd (Damaging Surf)
Aug 20th (Damaging Surf)
Nov 28th (Damaging Winds)

Flood Watches:
Mar 20th - Manning River (possible minor flooding), Wallis Lake (possible local flooding), Myall River (possible local flooding)
Mar 21st - Manning River (possible minor flooding), Wallis Lake (possible local flooding), Myall River (possible local flooding)
Mar 22nd - Bellinger & Kalang Rivers (possible minor to moderate flooding), Nambucca River (possible minor flooding), Hastings River (possible minor flooding), Manning River (possible minor flooding), Coffs Coast (possible local flooding), Macleay River (possible local flooding), Camden Haven River (possible local flooding), Wallis Lake (possible local flooding), Myall River (possible local flooding)
Mar 23rd - Coffs Coast (possible local flooding), Wallis Lake (possible local flooding), Myall River (possible local flooding)
Oct 12th - Orara River (possible minor flooding), Bellinger & Kalang Rivers (possible minor flooding)
Oct 13th - Orara River (possible minor flooding), Bellinger & Kalang Rivers (possible minor flooding)
Oct 14th - Orara River (possible minor flooding), Bellinger & Kalang Rivers (possible minor flooding)

Flood Warnings:
Mar 22nd - Hastings River (minor to moderate flooding), Myall River (minor flooding)
Mar 23rd - Hastings River (minor to major flooding), Nambucca River (moderate flooding), Bellinger River (minor flooding), Macleay River (minor flooding), Camden Haven River (minor flooding), Manning River (minor flooding)
Mar 24th - Bellinger River (minor flooding), Hastings River (minor flooding), Manning River (minor flooding)
Oct 17th - Bellinger River (minor flooding)
Dec 16th - Bellinger River (minor flooding)
Dec 17th - Orara River (minor to moderate flooding), Bellinger River (minor flooding)
Dec 18th - Orara River (moderate flooding)
Dec 19th - Orara River (minor flooding)

Fire Weather Warning:
Dec 2nd (Severe Fire Danger)
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South West Rocks, NSW Mid North Coast:
January 2019 Rainfall: 0.4mm (January Avg. 145.8mm) // January 2019 Raindays: 1 (January Avg. 13.5 raindays)
2018 Yearly Rainfall: 1532.4mm (Yearly Avg. 1490.8mm)

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