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Author: Bureau of Meteorology
Date: 6 January 2015

Below is a snap shot of the annual climate statement 2014 from the Bureau of Meteorology. 

Data collected and analysed by the Bureau of Meteorology show that 2014 was Australia’s third-warmest year on record while rainfall was near average nationally.

2014 Mean temperature Deciles

Commonwealth of Australia, Bureau of Meteorology

  • Another year of persistent warmth; spring was the warmest on record nationally, with autumn the third-warmest on record.
  • Overall, 2014 was Australia’s third-warmest year on record: the annual national mean temperature was +0.91 °C above average. 
  • All States, except the Northern Territory, ranked in the four warmest years on record. 
  • National rainfall was near average for the year, with 478 mm (1961-1990 average 465 mm).
  • Rainfall was above average for the far north Queensland, much of the Northern Territory, inland western Australia and parts of South Australia. 
  • Rainfall was below average along the western coast of Western Australia and over much of the eastern States.

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