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New South Wales

New South Wales Weather

A majority of New South Wales experiences a dry, arid to semi arid, climate; however, the eastern portion of the state has a more temperate climate ranging from humid subtropical on the northern coast and oceanic on the southern coast. The Snowy Mountain region experiences an alpine climate, with cool to cold weather year-round and snowfall throughout winter.

The average temperature is typically moderate, but extremes on either end occur. The highest maximum temperature recorded was 121°F (49°C) on January 10, 1939 in Menindee. In the Snowy Mountains, at Charlotte Pass, on June 29, 1994, the lowest minimum temperature was recorded at -9°F (-23°C).

Annual rainfall along the coast ranges from 30-79 in. (750-2,000 mm) depending on which side of the coast you're on, but in the far northwest portion of the state, where rain is a rare occurrence, the annual average is 8 in. (200 mm).

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