MONTHLY WEATHER REVIEW - ARMIDALE NSW
May 2012 was a cool, sunny and dry month.
A number of high pressure systems drifting slowly across the centre of the continent kept Armidale’s weather mostly dry and sunny. As a result only 11.4 millimetres of rain was recorded during the whole month.
Day temperatures were close to normal, but overnight minimums were much cooler than normal as a result of numerous calm clear nights.
There were no notable temperature extremes.
The clear skies at night produced 22 frosts, 5 of them being severe.
Winds were much lighter than normal and were predominantly westerlies.
There were no noteworthy events.
MAY 2012 STATISTICS (long term averages in brackets):
Rainfall: 11.4 mm (43.4 mm)
Rain days: 6 (8)
2012 rainfall total Jan to May: 263.2 mm (344.8 mm)
Average maximum temp: 16.4 deg (16.2 deg)
Average minimum temp: -0.1 deg (3.2 deg)
Highest maximum temp: 21.1 deg on the 10th
Lowest maximum temp: 11.3 deg on the 26th
Highest minimum temp: 11.3 deg on the 25th
Lowest minimum temp: -6.0 deg on the 23rd
Fine sunny days: 22 (15)
Ideal weather days: 10 (4)
Days with thunderstorms: 0 (1)
Days with frosts: 22 (13) light: 3, moderate: 14, severe: 5
Days with fogs: 5 (5)
Wind direction at 3pm & number of days: W: 15, E: 7, SW: 5, SE: 2, NE: 1, S: 1
Average daily evaporation: 1.6
mm (1.6 mm)
May 2012 daily data