Shooters Hill, New South Wales

Shooters Hill is a locality and mountain located 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Oberon, New South Wales. It is the fourth highest point in the Central Tablelands at 1,355 metres (4,446 ft) AHD , behind Mount Canobolas at 1,394 metres (4,573 ft) AHD , Mount Bindo at 1,363 metres (4,472 ft) AHD  and Mount Trickett at 1,362 metres (4,469 ft) AHD . Shooters Hill is a common location for snowfalls in the Central Ranges.

Shooters Hill
New South Wales
Shooters Hill is located in New South Wales
Shooters Hill
Shooters Hill
Coordinates33°55′S 149°52′E / 33.917°S 149.867°E / -33.917; 149.867Coordinates: 33°55′S 149°52′E / 33.917°S 149.867°E / -33.917; 149.867
Postcode(s)2787
Elevation1,355 m (4,446 ft)
LGA(s)Oberon Shire

The tower location at 1,355 metres (4,446 ft) AHD  is along Tower Road, accessible by turning off from a turnoff near the Shooters Hill locality area. The locality area (marked as Shooters Hill on most mapping software) is approximately 1,242 metres (4,075 ft) AHD . One can get good views over the area east of Shooters Hill at the tower location.

Shooters Hill Post Office opened on 1 December 1889 and closed in 1978.[1]

ClimateEdit

Although there exists no climate data for the summit or even the upper slopes of Vulcan State Forest, there is, however, climate data existing for a lower region (1,148 m AMSL) located farther south in the Gurnang State Forest. Considering that the summit of Shooters Hill is some 200 m higher than this station, one can assume that it yields a notably cooler climate, similar in temperature to that of that of Laurel Hill.

Typical of the Oberon Shire, Shooters Hill is subject to high winds and volatile weather year-round. Snow falls regularly, although due to its northerly latitude (34° S), snow does not fall as frequently or last as long as other regions of the same elevation farther south—but it does tend to fall in heavy amounts. Since 1893, snow has fallen about six times during Summer on the upper regions of the Central Tablelands, most recently on 5 December 2013.[2]

Climate data for Gurnang State Forest, NSW (Oberon Correctional Centre); 1,148 m AMSL; 34° 03′ 33.12″ S
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 34.5
(94.1)
34.4
(93.9)
31.1
(88.0)
25.6
(78.1)
23.3
(73.9)
16.7
(62.1)
15.0
(59.0)
18.9
(66.0)
23.9
(75.0)
26.7
(80.1)
28.9
(84.0)
33.3
(91.9)
34.5
(94.1)
Average high °C (°F) 22.8
(73.0)
22.1
(71.8)
20.2
(68.4)
15.4
(59.7)
11.1
(52.0)
8.1
(46.6)
7.4
(45.3)
8.7
(47.7)
12.2
(54.0)
15.5
(59.9)
18.1
(64.6)
21.5
(70.7)
15.3
(59.5)
Average low °C (°F) 9.0
(48.2)
9.3
(48.7)
7.3
(45.1)
3.8
(38.8)
1.0
(33.8)
−0.3
(31.5)
−1.6
(29.1)
−0.7
(30.7)
0.4
(32.7)
3.2
(37.8)
5.1
(41.2)
7.2
(45.0)
3.6
(38.5)
Record low °C (°F) −0.6
(30.9)
0.0
(32.0)
−5.6
(21.9)
−4.4
(24.1)
−8.0
(17.6)
−7.8
(18.0)
−10.0
(14.0)
−10.1
(13.8)
−6.7
(19.9)
−6.7
(19.9)
−3.3
(26.1)
−1.1
(30.0)
−10.1
(13.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 89.8
(3.54)
78.9
(3.11)
67.7
(2.67)
70.4
(2.77)
76.2
(3.00)
96.5
(3.80)
84.6
(3.33)
89.1
(3.51)
77.9
(3.07)
85.2
(3.35)
85.3
(3.36)
75.6
(2.98)
977.2
(38.49)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 8.9 8.8 8.6 9.5 10.9 14.1 13.3 13.1 10.6 10.6 10.2 9.0 127.6
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Gurnang State Forest

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  2. ^ [1]

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