Parkes Airport Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
33.6 32.0 28.8 24.1 18.9 15.1 14.4 16.0 20.1 24.2 28.0 31.0 23.8
Mean Min (°C)
17.8 17.0 14.2 9.5 5.2 3.7 2.4 2.4 4.5 7.8 12.0 14.6 9.2
Mean Rain (mm)
66.3 55.9 55.1 36.6 44.6 52.8 47.3 45.1 44.2 53.1 66.0 51.6 625.9
Median Rain (mm)
36.5 45.2 29.0 23.9 38.4 36.8 41.8 38.9 36.8 34.7 30.3 34.6 562.9
Mean Rain Days
6.6 6.3 5.9 5.2 7.9 12.1 13.2 10.9 7.5 8.1 7.3 6.6 98.1

Parkes Airport Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
44.8 45.9 40.0 34.5 27.0 23.1 22.1 25.0 32.1 36.8 43.9 45.6 45.9
Low Max (°C)
19.9 17.1 16.0 11.0 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.0 10.0 11.3 13.0 14.0 6.0
High Min (°C)
29.5 29.9 23.5 20.2 18.0 14.0 15.0 15.0 20.0 22.0 25.4 26.9 29.9
Low Min (°C)
4.0 6.0 2.3 -3.0 -4.0 -5.0 -6.6 -6.0 -4.0 -2.0 -0.1 3.0 -6.6
High Rain (mm)
105.0 91.0 94.4 68.6 94.0 68.0 57.0 43.2 49.0 69.3 130.0 105.6 130.0

Parkes Airport Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
38.7 35.0 31.7 28.8 21.0 17.0 16.0 18.2 23.7 29.2 33.8 34.8 25.8
Low Mn. Max (°C)
29.5 27.7 26.3 21.6 16.9 12.7 12.6 13.2 16.8 20.3 23.1 27.1 22.3
High Mn. Min (°C)
23.1 19.3 16.7 12.2 8.4 6.0 4.9 5.2 7.3 11.5 16.7 17.1 10.2
Low Mn. Min (°C)
14.1 14.5 12.5 5.6 1.1 0.6 -0.3 -0.3 2.3 5.1 8.9 11.2 8.2
High Rain (mm)
244.8 225.8 195.4 154.8 179.5 176.4 110.8 95.8 187.4 160.2 203.4 239.4 1087.8
Low Rain (mm)
1.5 0.2 0.2 0.0 1.8 0.4 2.0 9.6 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 229.8

Parkes Airport Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

Parkes Airport annual climate

Parkes Airport Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40°C
2.4 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.8 4.7
≥ 35°C
13.0 7.4 2.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 3.1 6.9 32.8
≥ 30°C
24.6 20.0 13.2 2.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 4.2 10.3 18.8 92.4
≤ 2°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 8.7 12.2 16.1 16.3 10.6 4.1 0.6 0.0 69.7
≤ 0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 4.2 6.4 10.9 10.5 4.6 1.3 0.1 0.0 38.5

Parkes Airport 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
38.0 36.0 33.0 28.0 23.0 19.0 17.0 19.0 24.7 29.0 34.0 35.0 33.0
Low Max
29.0 27.0 24.0 20.0 15.0 11.0 11.0 12.0 15.0 19.0 23.0 26.0 15.0
High Min
21.0 22.0 19.0 14.0 10.0 9.0 7.0 7.0 10.0 13.0 17.0 19.0 18.0
Low Min
12.0 13.0 9.0 4.0 0.0 -1.0 -2.0 -2.0 0.0 2.0 6.0 9.0 1.0

Parkes Airport Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
27 27 27 27 27 25 25 26 25 27 27 27 26.0
Earliest Entry
1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1997
Latest Entry
2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2023 2023 2023 2023 2023 2023 2024
Years of Maxima
27 27 27 27 27 25 25 26 26 27 27 27 26.0
Earliest Entry
1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997 1997
Latest Entry
2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2023 2023 2023 2023 2023 2023 2024
Years of Rainfall
37 38 37 37 37 35 35 36 37 39 39 37 36.0
Earliest Entry
1942 1942 1942 1942 1942 1942 1942 1942 1941 1941 1941 1941 1941
Latest Entry
2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2024 2023 2023 2023 2023 2023 2023 2024

Station Details

PARKES AIRPORT AWS
CW Slopes & Plains, New South Wales/ACT
33.1281°S 148.2428°E 324m AMSL
Commenced 1941

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