Results of rainfall observations made in Western Australia. Including all available annual rainfall totals from 1374 stations for all years of record up to 1927, with maps and diagrams; and record of notable meteorological events; also appendices, presenting monthly and yearly meteorological elements of Perth, Broome and Kalgoorlie

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RESULTS OF RAINFALL OBSERVATIONS MADE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 3
RESULTS OF RAINFALL OBSERVATIONS MADE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 5
RESULTS OF RAINFALL OBSERVATIONS MADE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 7
CONTENTS. 9
INDEX TO WEST AUSTRALIAN RAINFALL STATIONS. 11
RAIN FALL OBSERVATIONS MADE IN W ESTERN AUSTEALIA. 19
LIST OF STATIONS USED IN THE PREPARATION OF TABLES AND GRAPHS SHOWING THE VARIATION IN THE MEAN ANNUAL RAINFALL FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA, AND ITS DIVISIONS AND SUBDIVISIONS. 22
GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF THE APPROXIMATE ANNUAL RAINFALL OVER THE STATE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA FOR THE YEARS 1901 TO 1926 INCLUSIVE. 25
TABLE SHOWING THE MEAN RAINFALL (IN INCHES AND HUNDREDTHS) FOR THE DIVISIONS AND SUBDIVISIONS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA FOR EACH YEAR THAT RECORDS ARE AVAILABLE. 30
TABLE SHOWING DEPARTURES FROM THE NORMAL RAINFALL DURING EACH YEAR (1901-1926 INCLUSIVE) IN THE VARIOUS DIVISIONS, SUBDIVISIONS, AND MINOR SUBDIVISIONS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 33
TABLE SHOWING NUMBER OF LIVE STOCK IN THE METEOROLOGICAL DIVISIONS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA ON 31ST DECEMBER IN EACH YEAR FROM 1907 TO 1926 INCLUSIVE. 34
NOTES ON THE MONTHLY AND ANNUAL RAIN DISTRIBUTION OVER WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 1876 TO 1926.* 37
RAIN DISTRIBUTION OVER WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 38
CLIMATE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 77
SUMMER AND WINTER RAINFALL AND THE WHEAT YIELD. 81
TABLE SHOWING AMOUNT OF SUMMER AND WINTER RAINFALL AND THE RESULTANT WHEAT YIELD, IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 82
WHEAT-GROWING IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA: A REVIEW AND A FORECAST. 95
EVAPORATION AND RAINFALL. 99
MONTHLY AND YEARLY EVAPORATION AND RAINFALL. 100
GENERAL NOTES. 106
COMETS. 122
EARTHQUAKES. 125
FLOODS. 128
FROSTS (SEVERE), FOGS, AND EXCEPTIONALLY COLD WEATHER. 141
HAILSTORMS. 144
HEAT (EXCESSIVE) AND HEAT WAVES. 154
HIGH TIDES AND TIDAL WAVES. 167
METEORS. 168
RAINFALL-HEAVY. 169
SNOW. 192
THUNDER AND LIGHTNING. 194
WINDSTORMS (HURRICANES, CYCLONES, HEAVY GALES, DUSTSTORMS, ETC.). 204
*REFERENCES TO RAIN OR STORMY WEATHER EXTRACTED FROM A RECORD KEPT BY THE LATE MR. WILLIAM C. CLIFTON AT ALBANY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA DURING THE YEARS 1867 TO 1881. 232
RAINFALL TABLES. 237
TABLE I.—RETURN SHOWING ANNUAL RAINFALL TOTALS (IN INCHES AND HUNDREDTHS) AT ALL STATIONS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA WITH ONE YEAR AND UP TO FOURTEEN YEARS’ RECORDS, 1912—1925 INCLUSIVE. 238
TABLE II.—RETURN SHOWING ANNUAL RAINFALL RECORDS (IN INCHES AND HUNDREDTHS) IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 1892 TO 1925 INCLUSIVE. 251
TABLE III.—RETURN SHOWING ANNUAL RAINFALL RECORDS (IN INCHES AND HUNDREDTHS) IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1875 TO 1925 INCLUSIVE. 304
TABLE IV.—TABLE SHOWING ANNUAL RAINFALL TOTALS (IN INCHES AND HUNDREDTHS) AT PERTH, SYDNEY, ADELAIDE, BRISBANE, HOBART, AND MELBOURNE. 314
TABLE V—SUPPLEMENTARY RETURN SHOWING RAINFALL TOTALS (IN INCHES AND HUNDREDTHS) AT STATIONS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA FOR THE YEARS 1926 AND 1927. 316
WESTERN AUSTRALIA-MEAN MONTHLY RAINFALL 323
WESTERN AUSTRALIA 327
TABLE SHOWING MEAN MONTHLY AND ANNUAL RAINFALL OF THE RESPECTIVE METEOROLOGICAL SUBDIVISIONS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA.* 329
WESTERN AUSTRALIA MONTHLY RAINFALL TABLES. 331
MONTHLY RAINFALL TABLES.—COCOS ISLAND (INDIAN OCEAN) AND KOEPANG (TIMOR ISLAND). 385
MONTHLY AND YEARLY METEOROLOGICAL ELEMENTS AND NORMALS OF PERTH. 387
PREFACE. 389
INDEX TO PERTH TABLES. 391
BAROMETER 392
TEMPERATURE. 394
TEMPERATURE. 396
WET BULB TEMPERATURE. 399
RELATIVE HUMIDITY. 401
HEAT SPELLS, PERTH. 402
SOLAR RADIATION. 405
TERRESTIAL RADIATION (GRASS). 406
TEMPERATURE OF SOIL. 407
RAINFALL. 408
NUMBER OF CLEAR DAYS. 414
NUMBER OF OVERCAST DAYS. 414
CLOUD. 415
SUNSHINE. 415
EVAPORATION. 416
WIND. 417
THUNDER, LIGHTNING, DEW, AND FOG. 419
APPENDIX II. 421
INDEX TO BROOME TABLES. 423
BAROMETER. 425
TEMPERATURE. 426
TEMPERATURE AND *HUMIDITY. 428
INDEX TO KALGOORLIE TABLES. 431
BAROMETER. 433
TEMPERATURE. 434
TEMPERATURE AND *HUMIDITY. 436
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. 440

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Australia. Bureau of Meteorology. (1929). Results of rainfall observations made in Western Australia. Including all available annual rainfall totals from 1374 stations for all years of record up to 1927, with maps and diagrams; and record of notable meteorological events; also appendices, presenting monthly and yearly meteorological elements of Perth, Broome and Kalgoorlie Retrieved December 5, 2022, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2953759131

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Australia. Bureau of Meteorology. Results of rainfall observations made in Western Australia. Including all available annual rainfall totals from 1374 stations for all years of record up to 1927, with maps and diagrams; and record of notable meteorological events; also appendices, presenting monthly and yearly meteorological elements of Perth, Broome and Kalgoorlie Melbourne: H. J. Green, 1929. Web. 5 December 2022 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2953759131>

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Australia. Bureau of Meteorology. 1929, Results of rainfall observations made in Western Australia. Including all available annual rainfall totals from 1374 stations for all years of record up to 1927, with maps and diagrams; and record of notable meteorological events; also appendices, presenting monthly and yearly meteorological elements of Perth, Broome and Kalgoorlie H. J. Green, Melbourne viewed 5 December 2022 http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2953759131

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