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The final set of weather graphs to round out 2019.

Some stats for December and for 2019 overall:

  • December rainfall of 3.4mm was the lowest since 0.6mm in 1994
  • 2019 rainfall of 311.4 was 100mm below the long term average (411mm) and the second consecutive year below average (after 307mm in 2018)
  • December average maximum temperature of 31.9 degrees was the 3rd hottest on record (behind 32.7 in 1897 and 32.3 in 2015)
  • The maximum of 46.8 degrees on December 20th was the hottest December day on record; exceeding 45.6 degrees on 31st December 2005
  • 5 days topped 40 degrees in December, beating the previous record of 4 in 2015
  • 14 days above 40 degrees in 2019 (previous record: 13 in 2009)
  • 43 days over 35 degrees in 2019 (previous record: 40 in 2018)
  • 82 days above 30 degrees in 2019 (just short of the record of 83 in 2015 & 2017)
  • Average daily maximum of 22.8 degrees for 2019 was above the long term average (21.4) but short of the record of 23.2 set in 2014

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