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Weather & climate records

Right:The Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station on 8 May 2007. Site selected for wireless transmission to art studio in background and for good exposure to wind. Temperature readings are similar to the Stevenson screen measurements but often slightly higher than Gore Metservice readings. Rainfall measurements are significantly less than 3 other ground based rain gauges on the property, including one 2m away from this station (in blue bucket). I blame this on wind exposure and the gauge's height on the post. Solar readings are higher than expected - will need to be checked.

Davis station


DAVIS "VANTAGE PRO2 PLUS" RECORDS

The Ferndale weather station was located at 46.18°S, 168.93°E,altitude approx. 186m. Station closed 24 Dec 2007.

Daily records are for the period midnight to midnight.

All measurements are metric & times refer to the 24hr clock.

Rainfall readings at Ferndale were not reliable due to post height and exposed site - refer to the 127mm steel and Nylex 1000 rain gauge records on "Weather - Daily Notes" for comparison.


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Date
Temp
min °C
Temp
max °C
Rain
mm
Max
Rain
Rate
mm/hr
Humidity
Min
%
Humidity
Max
%
Evapo-
transpiration
mm
UV
Index
Max
Max
Solar
radiation
W/sqm
Barometer
Min
hPa
Barometer
Max
hPa
Max
Wind
Gust
km/hr
October 2006
Extremes/totals

-0.6
Oct 5
12.8
Oct 13
21.1
Oct 13
7.3
Oct 10
79.2
Total
  29
Oct 6
96
Oct 3/4
88.1
Total
10.3
Oct 31
1320
Oct 30
990.3
Oct 28
1024.0
Oct 17/18
74 (SW & NW)
Oct 8/13
October 2006
Averages
4.3
14.4
                   
November 2006
Extremes/Totals

-0.6
Nov 9
12.8
Nov 4
23.3
Nov 23
7.2
Nov 8
92.6
16.6
Nov 29
34
Nov 25
97
Nov 6
6.6
Nov 23

100.3

13.6
Nov20
1468
Nov 6
983.0
Nov 29
1022.5
Nov 1
68 (NW)
Nov 11
November 2006
Averages
4.5
14.9
                   
December 2006
Extremes/totals
1.7
Dec 9
11.7
Dec 26
21.1 Dec 6,12,19
11.7
Dec 20
89.6
21.4
Dec 12
33
Dec 10
97
Dec 28
5.3
Dec 6

99.1

16.0
Dec 19, 22, 23.
1526
Dec 23
993.3
Dec 27
1024.6
Dec 9
63 SW
Dec 13
December 2006
Averages.
5.6
16.4
                   
Jan 2007
Extremes/totals
 0.6
Jan 3

12.8
Jan 19
 28.0
Jan 22

13.9
Jan 10
40 21.6
Jan 30
38
Jan 3
97
Jan 4
109.8 16.0
Jan 4,5,7,8,
12,14,15,
17,20
1362
Jan 8
990.2
Jan 28
1027.2
Jan 3
56 NW
Jan 6
Jan 2007
Averages
7.9 19.8                    
Feb 2007
Extremes/totals

2.2
Feb 13
13.9
Feb 19
24.4
Feb 5&6
12.8
Feb 2
35.2
34.4
Feb1
41
Feb 24
100
Feb 17
81.7
15.4
Feb10
1375
Feb 17
1004.9
Feb 1
1028.9
Feb 19
55 SW Feb 27
Feb 2007
Averages

7.8
19.0
                   
March 2007
Extremes/Totals

2.2
(March
14,22)

12.2
(Mar 4
28.3
(Mar 5)


10.0
(Mar 15)
103.2



17 days
35
(March 12)
36
(Mar 5)
98
(Mar 7 & 15)
72.1
11.1
(March 5)
1222
(Mar 8)
979.7
(Mar 14)
1027.2
(Mar 23)
55 SW & W
(Mar 15 & 21)

March 2007
Averages

7.4
19.3
                   
April 2007
Extremes
Lows
- 0.6
April 12

7.2
April 13
    49 
April 5
        986.5 
April 12
   
April 2007
Extremes
Highs
 
8.9
April 9 
17.8
April 10 
  30
April 13   
  99
April 14, 24  
           
April 2007
Totals
 
    74.8
23 days 
      36.3   6.0
April 2 
893
April 4  
  1027.4 
April 9 
60 SW 
April 13 
April 2007
Averages
3.9  13.0                     
May 2007
Extremes
Lows
0.6
May 15, 28

9.4
May 3

  42
May 27
 
    994.4
May 23
   
May 2007
Extremes
Highs
 
9.4
May 5, 21  
19.4
May 20 
  41.2
May 7 
  98
May 12 
  2.9
May 4  
619
May 7 
  1031.0
May 8 
69 W
May 27 
May 2007
Totals 
    44.2 
17days
      40.9           
May 2007
Averages
4.8  13.4                     
June 2007
Extremes
Lows
- 4.4
Jun 28
2.2
Jun 21
    60
Jun 4
    0.5
Jun 29
72
Jun 29
971.0
Jun 22
   
June 2007
Extremes
Highs
7.2
Jun 1,30
13.3
Jun 1
  31
Jun 22
  98
Jun 16, 24 
  1.6
Jun 8
615
Jun 3
  1031.6
Jun 15
66 SW
Jun 7
June 2007
Totals
    142.8
(27 days)
      20.3
         
June 2007
Averages
0.5
6.8
                   
July 2007
Extremes
Lows
- 6.1
July 8
2.2
July 8 
    52
July 18
        986.3
July 1
   
July 2007
Extremes
Highs
8.9
July 27 
13.9
July 25
      98
July 22
  1.8
Jul 24,26,27 
631
Jul 25 
  1027.0
July 10
51 E
Jul 29
July 2007
Totals
    46.4
19days
24.8
July 9
    27.2
         
July 2007
Averages
0.7  7.1                     
Aug 2007
Extremes
Lows
- 3.3
Aug 15 
5.6
Aug 13 
    46
Aug 31 
        980.8
Aug 11  
   
Aug 2007
Extremes
Highs 
6.1
Aug 31 
16.1
Aug 10 
  30.8
Aug 30 
  97
Aug 5,12,23, 30 
  3.3
Aug 26 
805
Aug 16 
  1036.3
Aug 15 
72 W
Aug 31
 
Aug 2007
Totals 
    60.0
18 days 
      39.6           
Aug 2007
Averages 
1.6  10.0                     
Sept 2007
Extremes
Lows
 
- 2.2
Sept 6 
6.7
Sept 5 
    37
Sept 1 
        991.2 
Sept 30
   
Sept 2007
Extremes
Highs
 
8.9
Sept 30 
19.4 
Sept 1
  14.2
Sept 3 
  96 
Sept 14,21,28
  5.7
Sept 25 
1167
Sept 24 
  1037.3 
Sept 5
58 NW 
Sept 3
Sept 2007
Totals
 
    34.2 
(20 days)
      59.7           
Sept 2007
Averages
 
3.0 13.2                     
Oct 2007
Extremes
Lows
 
- 1.1
Oct 18, 19
7.8
Oct 17
    31
Oct 28
        981.1
Oct 14
   
Oct 2007
Extremes
Highs
 
7.2
Oct 30
23.9
Oct 30
  85.4
Oct 5


  99
Oct 13
  10.5
Oct 30
1283
Oct 27
  1028.0
Oct 28
74 NW
Oct 23
Oct 2007
Totals
  
    130.2
      81.5
         
Oct 2007
Averages
  
3.1
13.5
                   
20 Nov 2007
7.2
04:23
24.4
16:18
    39
16:22
95
05:30
5.6
11.7
13:06
974
13:57
1018.9
16:14
1022.5
00:00
34 SW
16:46 
21 Nov 2007 10.0
04:28
25.6
14:15
    47
12:20
86
00:06
6.4
12.3
13:27
1136
14:52
1012.5
18:14
1020.5
00:00
53 W
22:34 
22 Nov 2007
13.3
08:45
20.6
16:55
    46
16:45
86
08:46
5.6
10.3
11:09
1107
11:04
1010.8
18:59
1013.4
00:00
48 NW
14:53 
23 Nov 2007
10.0
21:45
17.2
14:02
4.0
2.4
13:27
50
09:13
93
23:55
2.3
5.8
11:30
483
11:23
1005.3
16:44
1010.9
00:00
39 W
06:06 
24 Nov 2007
8.9
06:16
17.8
14:46
0.6
1.0
01:09
54
12:42
95
06:19
4.3
12.3
14:00
1188
13:42
1006.3
03:29
1009.2
19:59
47 SW
15:28 
25 Nov 2007
7.2
23:54
16.7
09:12
2.0
8.2
10:53
45
17:31
92
00:00
5.6
13.0
13:33
1179
13:45
1001.1
07:59
1011.6
22:59
64 SW
11:37 
26 Nov 2007
2.2
04:26
16.7
16:27
    34
16:37
92
03:29
4.3
13.7
12:58
1412
12:12
1006.9
18:44
1011.6
00:29
40 SW
22:47 
27 Nov 2007
1.7
22:46
11.7
16:24
1.8
6.0
12:50
57
16:38
92
11:24
3.6
12.0
12:30
1325
12:30
1010.5
00:00
1019.7
22:44
43 SW
12:40 
28 Nov 2007
2.8
01:00
15.0
16:23
0.4
0.2
06:00
54
16:24
91
00:00
3.6
13.2
13:21
1294
12:18
1014.8
23:59
1020.9
09:14
31 S
13:34 
29 Nov 2007
6.1
01:22
15.6
10:11
3.6
7.2
21:48
49
10:12
93
13:25
3.6
9.1
15:34
1164
16:40
1004.8
10:44
1014.8
00:00
53 NW
10:57
30 Nov 2007
5.6
06:06
15.6
16:40
0.4
7.6
01:28
55
15:21
95
00:34
3.6
14.7
13:03
1429
13:02
1008.0
19:29
1012.7
10:14
26 SW
14:07 
Nov 2007
Extremes
Lows
1.7

Nov 5 & 27
7.2

Nov 5 
    34 

Nov 26
        993.2 

Nov 13
   
Nov 2007
Extremes
Highs
13.3

Nov 22 
25.6 

Nov 21
  37.6 

Nov 13
  96 

Nov 1
  14.7

Nov 30 
1429

Nov 30 
  1023.9 

Nov 10
72 SW

Nov 5 
Nov 2007
Totals
    56.6        101.9           
Nov 2007
Averages
5.6  15.4                    
1 Dec 2007
6.7
00:00
15.0
11:53
0.2
0.2
60
11:56
94
05:46
3.6
14.2
12:42
1533
12:42
1006.7
05:14
1012.0
22:59
40 SW
12:56 
2 Dec 2007
5.6
05:10
16.1
14:35
    55
12:23
90
05:23
4.3
13.8
12:59
1426
12:28
1011.6
04:14
1014.1
09:29
29 S
15:22 
3 Dec 2007
7.8
23:19
18.3
15:02
    52
16:17
94
03:03
5.1
13.1
12:54
1273
15:19
1010.8
05:14
1018.1
23:29
37 SW
17:44 
4 Dec 2007
10.0
00:00
23.9
16:01
    45
15:09
89
23:30
4.8
13.6
13:42
1215
13:42
1015.2
17:29
1018.1
09:44
23 S
17:08 
5 Dec 2007
7.2
05:43
25.6
15:30
0.6
2.2
22:41
37
15:32
91
02:47
5.6

13.2
13:12
1229
15:16
1009.4
15:59
1017.2
23:59
53 W
21:43 
6 Dec 2007
5.6
23:30
16.7
17:06
0.2
0.2
08:00
49
17:01
92
01:47
3.8
15.3
13:52
1362
13:20
1017.2
00:00
1027.6
22:44
35 SW
02:36 
7 Dec 2007
5.0
01:35
22.2
16:59
    46
16:29
91
02:11
5.8
13.8
13:24
1009
13:19
1018.5
18:44
1027.1
00:14
29 E
12:12 
8 Dec 2007
6.7
02:54
26.7
16:05
    27
18:11
93
23:06
5.8
13.4
13:30
1002
13:04
1016.9
15:59
1020.3
22:59
21 E
17:19 
9 Dec 2007

9.4
02:35
23.9
16:40
    43
18:23
95
02:38
5.1
13.8
13:34
1090
13:35
1018.4
04:29
1021.7
21:44
32 E
19:03 
10 Dec 2007
12.2
05:29
22.8
15:14
0.6
0.4
17:00
60
06:43
86
23:58
2.8
9.9
13:36
729
13:36
1011.9
19:44
1021.1
00:00
26 E
00:01 
11 Dec 2007
15.6
03:15
19.4
14:05
4.4
1.8
15:14
86
00:00
95
18:09
1.3
5.7
13:56
367
13:57
1011.9
03:59
1017.3
23:14
24 E
17:48 
12 Dec 2007
10.6
23:52
20.6
12:41
7.6
35.0
14:07
83
12:33
95
01:09
1.5
14.2
12:38
1187
12:39
1015.2
06:29
1021.3
23:59
31 SW
23:51 
13 Dec 2007
8.3
22:43
13.9
11:55
0.8
0.4
04:00
72
11:45
94
01:45
2.5
14.3
11:57
1153
10:56
1021.3
00:00
1028.5
20:59
39 E
19:17 
14 Dec 2007
8.3
00:10
17.2
15:19
3.2
1.6
09:07
78
16:23
92
06:22
2.8
12.4
14:33
933
14:32
1019.7
23:44
1027.8
00:00
43 E
02:41 
15 Dec 2007
12.2
05:21
27.8
17:04
0.2
0.2
42
16:04
95
04:50
4.6
13.7
14:40
1216
14:40
1013.7
21:14
1019.8
00:00
16 NE
00:25 
16 Dec 2007
14.4
03:12
26.1
14:58
2.6
21.8
54
10:17
94
22:54
3.8
16.0
14:19
1431
14:29
1009.0
17:14
1013.9
00:00
29 NW
11:11 
17 Dec 2007
9.4
23:45
15.6
00:00
1.4
0.8
14:37
73
19:47
95
03:44
1.0
4.6
15:40
388
16:23
1006.0
04:59
1013.6
23:59
39 S
09:46 
18 Dec 2007
5.0
06:02
16.7
16:49
    53
14:36
93
04:26
4.6
15.1
12:51
1382
14:50
1013.4
00:29
1016.4
10:14
31 SW
13:08 
19 Dec 2007
5.6
01:15
16.1
15:25
0.6
0.2
07:00
63
16:15
94
06:33
3.0
14.9
14:24
1267
14:27
1012.4
15:44
1015.3
00:00
35 SW
15:26 
20 Dec 2007
7.2
22:33
15.6
16:57
1.2
2.0
01:59
64
16:44
95
03:59
3.0
16.0
14:16
1322
13:52
1012.7
03:59
1020.9
23:14
31 SW
10:10 
21 Dec 2007
6.1
06:11
20.6
16:33
    55
15:56
91
05:49
5.1
14.5
13:41
1160
14:27
1016.6
16:59
1021.5
09:44
24 E
08:39 
22 Dec 2007
6.7
05:28
24.4
15:48
    48
17:25
95
06:07
5.3
14.1
13:27
998
13:38
1010.7
19:14
1019.0
08:44
37 E
17:55 
23 Dec 2007
8.9
01:54
28.3
15:13
    25
15:14
95
02:13
5.6
15.8
13:22
1308
15:13
996.0
23:59
1011.8
00:00
34 N
22:32 
24 Dec 2007
11.7
07:47
17.8
17:52
0.4
0.2
50
04:05
93
11:12
2.5
to 18:00
13.1
15:07
898
15:12
992.6
03:59
1012.3
23:44
29 SW
13:04 
Dec 2007
Extremes
Lows
5.0
Dec 7&18 
13.9
Dec 13 
    25
Dec 23 
        992.6
Dec 24 
   
Dec 2007
Extremes
Highs   
15.6
Dec 11 
28.3
Dec 23 
  21.8
Dec 16 
  95 
on 8 days 
  16.0
Dec 16 & 20 
1533
Dec 1 
  1028.5
Dec 13 
53 W
Dec 5 
Dec 2007
Totals
  
    24.0 
to Dec 24
      93.3 
to Dec 24
         
Dec 2007
Averages
8.6 
over 24
days
20.5
over 24 days 
                   
Manual Weather Instruments Stevenson screen
Top right: the best thermometers (acquired from Dobbie Instruments in Sydney in the early 1980's) finally got a Stevenson screen and were shifted from the cabin garden to the nearby nursery on 19 Dec 2006 ... prior to that
(right) only overnight minimum readings were included in my records. Location altitude approx 210m.

Lower right: a less accurate max/min thermometer attached to the oldest tree on the property (a shade tree is the next best thing to a Stevenson screen) - supplied the maximum temps recorded on the "Daily Notes" page until 19 Dec 2006. It also supplies the minimum readings "at lowest contour" (altitude approx 175m). The readings seemed generally believable when compared to the lower elevation official Metservice station near Gore. However, by March 2007 it has become clear that the max readings are consistently 1 to 2°C below both the Davis and Stevenson screen measurements.

Below: In the nursery a professional 127mm steel rain gauge supplies the rainfall records for the "Daily Notes" page. To its left is an old Nylex 1000 gauge.

Thermometers at cabin
Thermometer on tree
Rain gauge Snowfall 23 May 2001


ADDITIONAL WEATHER LINKS

Bureau of Meteorology (Australia): best Australasian satellite info and abundant other useful & interesting info for free. Brilliant! http://www.bom.gov.au/

Met Service (NZ): http://www.metservice.co.nz

NOAA satellite image c/o Landcare Research - best close-up satellite view of NZ I've discovered - easy to see where snow has settled after a winter storm. http://satellite.landcareresearch.co.nz/noaa/

NIWA (New Zealand), http://www.niwa.cri.nz/

World weather, http://wwwa.accuweather.com/

The Weather Network (Canada), http://www.theweathernetwork.com/

Links to private weather stations around the world, http://www.davisnet.com/weather/cool/world.asp


Above: 23 May 2001, 29cm snowfall at Ferndale.
Below: 23 June 2007, 12cm snowfall - the biggest since 2004.
Snowfall 23 June 2007
Snow 9 June 2007
Above: 8cm snow, 9 June 2007 at Ferndale.
Wave cloud
Above: Wave cld at sunset viewed from the summit of the Ferndale property.
Left: 11 Dec 2006. The sun sets amidst high cloud and smoke from the Victorian bushfires.
Bushfire smoke