MONTHLY WEATHER REVIEW - ARMIDALE NSW
December 2013 was a warm and very dry month.
The rainfall total of 22.0 millimetres was the lowest for the month of December since 1941 (10.0 mm).
sunny days resulted in day temperatures being well above normal, but overnight
temperatures were a little cooler than normal. There was one notable cold
temperature extreme - see below.
Thunderstorm activity was unusually low with storms on just one day, the 16th when a number of storms passed over Armidale between noon and 6pm. No hail was observed during these storms.
Winds were mostly light to moderate westerlies.
7th - After a cool clear night, the temperature dropped to a minimum of 0.4C at 6.15am with a light frost. This was the lowest December temperature since 7th December 2002 (-0.5C).
DECEMBER 2013 STATISTICS (long term averages in brackets)
Rainfall: 22.0 mm (89.0 mm)
days: 6 (10)
2013 rainfall total: 636.4 mm (787.7 mm)
Average maximum temp: 26.7 deg (24.9 deg)
Average minimum temp: 10.3 deg (11.1 deg)
Highest maximum temp: 34.4 deg on the 29th
Lowest maximum temp: 17.4 deg on the 6th
Highest minimum temp: 16.4 deg on the 10th, 24th
Lowest minimum temp: 0.4 deg on the 7th
Fine sunny days: 17 (15)
Ideal weather days: 1 (0.4)
Days with thunderstorms: 1 (8)
Days with frosts: 1 (0.3)
Days with fogs: 2 (1)
Wind direction at 3pm & number of days: W: 15, E: 8, SW: 4, SE: 3, S: 1
daily pan evaporation: 5.4 mm
16th: 12.00-1.10pm - thunder heard, no rain
1.10-6.15pm - moderate, heavy & slight storms - 7.0 mm rain