August was the wettest for NSW in over a decade, with several rain events including an East Coast Low contributing to well above average rainfall in western and northern areas. Temperatures were slightly above average, with warm nights in the northeast of the State.
Wettest August in 13 years
Rainfall was 44% above average for NSW, the wettest August since 2003
Rainfall was well above average in western and northeast NSW, and the highest in at least 20 years at several locations
Average to below average rainfall in southeast NSW
Warm nights in the northeast
Both maximum (+0.3 °C) and minimum (+0.7 °C) temperatures were above average for the State as a whole
Maximum temperatures were close to normal across most of the State, but above average in the southeast
Minimum temperatures were well above average in northeast NSW, but close to average in western and central areas
An East Coast Low produced heavy rain and strong winds in northeast NSW over the 3rd and 4th. Daily rainfall totals reached 239 mm at Meldrum, breaking some August rainfall records, and wind gusts of up to 126 km/h at Evans Head.
A surface trough and fast-moving low pressure systems caused further heavy rain and flooding in parts of northern NSW on the 24th