Kunama, New South Wales

Kunama is a rural locality in the South West Slopes of New South Wales, upon the tablelands of the Riverina. It is situated 9 km (5.6 mi) west of Batlow, at an altitude of 971 m (3,186 ft); the region is predominantly one of cool-climate apple produce.

Kunama
New South Wales
Kunama is located in New South Wales
Kunama
Kunama
Coordinates35°32′53.52″S 148°05′00.33″E / 35.5482000°S 148.0834250°E / -35.5482000; 148.0834250Coordinates: 35°32′53.52″S 148°05′00.33″E / 35.5482000°S 148.0834250°E / -35.5482000; 148.0834250
Population1,313 (2016 census)[1]
Established1850s
Postcode(s)2730[2]
Elevation971 m (3,186 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Snowy Valleys Council
CountyWynyard
State electorate(s)Wagga Wagga
Federal Division(s)Eden-Monaro
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
15.6 °C
60 °F
5.4 °C
42 °F
1,577.4 mm
62.1 in

HistoryEdit

The area was established in the 1850s. The Kunama branch railway, also known as Batlow line, was completed in 1923 as an extension to the Tumut line, branching off at a junction close to Gilmore and was formally closed, in 1957.[3]

ClimateEdit

Elevated by 971 m on the tablelands of the Riverina, astride the windward slopes of the Snowy Mountains, Kunama experiences a cool maritime climate with mild, stormy summers and cold, snowy winters. The heavy snowfall and strikingly cool maxima for its altitude and latitude are chiefly accentuated by the south-westerly upwind, akin to Wee Jasper; directly in the upwind corridor.[4]

Climate data for Kunama, NSW (Kunama); 971 m AMSL; 35° 33′ 00.00″ S
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 24.7
(76.5)
24.0
(75.2)
21.5
(70.7)
15.7
(60.3)
11.2
(52.2)
7.9
(46.2)
7.2
(45.0)
8.4
(47.1)
12.5
(54.5)
14.4
(57.9)
17.7
(63.9)
22.2
(72.0)
15.6
(60.1)
Average low °C (°F) 10.6
(51.1)
11.3
(52.3)
9.6
(49.3)
5.8
(42.4)
3.3
(37.9)
1.3
(34.3)
0.3
(32.5)
0.5
(32.9)
2.6
(36.7)
4.6
(40.3)
6.1
(43.0)
9.2
(48.6)
5.4
(41.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 66.9
(2.63)
67.5
(2.66)
116.6
(4.59)
118.2
(4.65)
169.1
(6.66)
173.2
(6.82)
173.8
(6.84)
148.9
(5.86)
125.9
(4.96)
205.8
(8.10)
138.4
(5.45)
73.1
(2.88)
1,577.4
(62.1)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 6.0 6.5 7.6 11.8 13.1 15.5 14.2 17.3 10.4 16.8 11.5 8.4 139.1
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Kunama

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Batlow (state suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 June 2017.  
  2. ^ "Kunama". Whereis. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Kunama Branch". NSWrail.net. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Kunama Climate". Weatherzone. Retrieved 16 November 2019.