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Weather & Climate

 
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(Based on official records from the Bureau of Meterology)

The Flinders Ranges generally enjoy clear sunny days all year round. This results in cool winters with many frosty nights. Light snow has been recorded on the tallest peaks. Summers are characteristically hot and dry but extreme heat is rare.
Most of the area receives an average of 250 to 300mm of rain a year, with the least being about 200mm along the edge of Lake Torrens to the west and about the same to the east near Lake Frome. The maximum of around 350mm falls in a small area centred around Wilpena Pound. Annual average rainfall

The ranges of hills that make up the Flinders Ranges are responsible for the extension of the 250mm isohyet for several hundred kilometres north of the Willochra Plain.

Most of the rain falls during the winter months but the falls from summer thunderstorms and monsoonal influences can be very significant in some years.

  Rainfall for Hawker  - Annual average 312 mm rain.gif (322 bytes)
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
AVERAGE 20 20 17 20 31 39 35 33 28 24 22 21
HIGHEST 176 139 236 156 191 148 149 120 151 137 184 161
MEDIAN 9 7 9 10 21 30 29 29 20 17 14 12
DAYS 2 2 2 3 5 7 7 7 6 5 4 3

  Rainfall for Quorn  - Annual average 333 mm

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JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
AVERAGE 19 20 16 20 35 39 38 39 32 31 24 20
HIGHEST 135 198 195 162 174 132 156 141 115 133 150 115
MEDIAN 12 8 6 12 26 33 34 35 27 22 18 16
  Temperatures for Hawker (in degrees Celcius) sun.gif (345 bytes)
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
MEAN MAX 34 33 30 25 20 16 16 18 22 26 29 32
MEAN MIN 18 18 15 11 7 5 4 4 7 10 13 16
HIGHEST MAX 46.0 44.0 41.5 37.0 29.4 26.0 26.9 30.0 35.8 39.2 44.0 44.5
LOWEST MIN 5.6 7.3 5.5 0.9 -1.5 -3.7 -4.7 -2.8 -3.0 0.3 2.0 5.5
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