Wanaaring, New South Wales

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Wanaaring
New South Wales
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Paroo River at Wanaaring
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Wanaaring
Coordinates 29°42′18″S144°05′24″E / 29.70500°S 144.09000°E / -29.70500; 144.09000 Coordinates: 29°42′18″S144°05′24″E / 29.70500°S 144.09000°E / -29.70500; 144.09000
Population140 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 2840
Elevation110 m (361 ft)
LGA(s) Bourke Shire
State electorate(s) Barwon
Federal division(s) Parkes
Mean max tempMean min tempAnnual rainfall
28.0 °C
82 °F
12.9 °C
55 °F
276 mm
10.9 in

Wanaaring is a remote outback village in north western New South Wales, Australia. Situated on the Paroo River, some 980 kilometres from Sydney, and 180 km west of Bourke. At the 2016 census, Wanaaring had a population of 140. [1]

Contents

Wanaaring is on the "Cut Line" road between the town of Bourke, and the desert village of Tibooburra. Long distance travellers often stop at Wanaaring for meals or to refuel.

Wanaaring is in outback Australia, in remote agricultural country. The grazing lands support cattle, sheep and goats. Honey is also produced. An all-weather air strip is located east of the village centre.

Activities

Fishing and bush camping by the Paroo River. There is an annual gymkhana and rodeo, which supports the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The Flying Doctor provides essential medical aid to outback communities such as Wanaaring.

History

Wanaaring is in the traditional lands of the Paaruntyi people and The Burke and Wills expedition were the first Europeans to the area.

Climate

The climate is semi-arid, featuring low rainfall, very hot summer temperatures and cool nights in winter. Wanaaring holds the Australian record for the highest minimum temperature, 36.6 °C recorded on 26 January 2019. [2] A minimum temperature of -3.9 °C was recorded in July 1997. [3]

Wanaaring
Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Climate data for Wanaaring Post Office (108m elevation) 1991–2020
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)37.3
(99.1)
35.6
(96.1)
32.7
(90.9)
28.2
(82.8)
22.8
(73.0)
19.1
(66.4)
19.0
(66.2)
21.4
(70.5)
25.7
(78.3)
29.7
(85.5)
32.9
(91.2)
35.4
(95.7)
28.3
(82.9)
Average low °C (°F)22.4
(72.3)
21.4
(70.5)
17.9
(64.2)
13.3
(55.9)
8.4
(47.1)
5.4
(41.7)
4.1
(39.4)
5.1
(41.2)
9.0
(48.2)
13.3
(55.9)
17.2
(63.0)
20.1
(68.2)
13.1
(55.6)
Average rainfall mm (inches)38.5
(1.52)
38.8
(1.53)
20.0
(0.79)
14.4
(0.57)
24.1
(0.95)
21.1
(0.83)
19.5
(0.77)
13.1
(0.52)
20.8
(0.82)
24.6
(0.97)
32.1
(1.26)
29.9
(1.18)
296.6
(11.68)
Average rainy days4.73.93.62.14.45.44.73.03.64.35.04.248.9
Source: bom.gov.au [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wanaaring (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 April 2015. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/climate/extremes/annual_extremes.cgi?climtab=tmin_high&area=aus&year=2021 [ bare URL ]
  3. http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_048079_All.shtml [ bare URL ]
  4. "Climate Normals 1991–2020". BOM. Retrieved 23 February 2021.