Long Term Temperature and Rain Pattern for Newcastle (NSW)

Notes:


Maximum Temperatures At Williamstown RAAF, next to Newcastle Airport, 1951-2016

These have risen nearly 2 degrees but note this is mostly over the last 20 years and so and rising faster than global averages. 


Minimum Temperatures At Williamstown RAAF, next to Newcastle Airport, 1951-2016 


This has risen over 2 degrees but steadily over the whole period, a typical pattern for minimum termperatures.


Diurnal Range 


This fell for the 40 years as minimums rose but not maximums, and then it has risen ever since.


This is a fairly standard result that minimums started rising earlier but now maximums are rising much faster. 


Rainfall At Newcastle Nobbys Signal Station. A long span of data back to the 1860’s. 


Rainfall has generally fallen over this whole period from around 1300 to 1000mm, about 23%.