Jarrahwood, Western Australia

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Jarrahwood
Western Australia
Jarrahwood is located in Western Australia
Jarrahwood
Jarrahwood
Coordinates33°48′S 115°40′E / 33.80°S 115.67°E / -33.80; 115.67Coordinates: 33°48′S 115°40′E / 33.80°S 115.67°E / -33.80; 115.67
Population20 (2016 census)[1]
Established1932
Postcode(s)6275
Elevation130 m (427 ft)[2]
Location
LGA(s)City of Busselton
State electorate(s)Vasse
Federal Division(s)Forrest
Mean max temp[2] Mean min temp[2] Annual rainfall[2]
22.6 °C
73 °F
8.6 °C
47 °F
934.2 mm
36.8 in

Jarrahwood is a small town located in the South West region of Western Australia, along the Vasse Highway between the towns of Busselton and Nannup. The population in 2016 was 20.[1]

History[edit]

The town is named for the Jarrah Wood and Saw Mills Company which operated in the area and operated a private railway from the district to Wonnerup, which was purchased by the Government in 1906. The town was gazetted in 1932.[3] The town lost much of its population after the closure of the local mill in 1982. A newspaper report from around this time described the town as containing "two schools, a hospital, a sizeable town hall, a number of diverse shops, a post office and about 50 company cottages".[4]

Climate[edit]

Jarrahwood experiences a Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csb) with warm-to-hot summers and cool winters.[2] It generally receives more rainfall and cooler minimum temperatures than Busselton.[4]

Climate data for Jarrahwood
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 41.5
(106.7)
41.9
(107.4)
41.2
(106.2)
34.7
(94.5)
29.5
(85.1)
23.6
(74.5)
23.9
(75.0)
24.4
(75.9)
30.0
(86.0)
34.3
(93.7)
37.5
(99.5)
40.5
(104.9)
41.9
(107.4)
Average high °C (°F) 29.7
(85.5)
29.9
(85.8)
27.7
(81.9)
23.8
(74.8)
20.0
(68.0)
17.3
(63.1)
16.4
(61.5)
16.8
(62.2)
18.2
(64.8)
20.8
(69.4)
23.9
(75.0)
27.1
(80.8)
22.6
(72.7)
Average low °C (°F) 12.7
(54.9)
13.5
(56.3)
11.7
(53.1)
8.7
(47.7)
6.8
(44.2)
5.3
(41.5)
4.9
(40.8)
5.2
(41.4)
6.0
(42.8)
7.5
(45.5)
9.6
(49.3)
11.1
(52.0)
8.6
(47.5)
Record low °C (°F) 1.5
(34.7)
3.2
(37.8)
1.0
(33.8)
−1.2
(29.8)
−3.0
(26.6)
−4.4
(24.1)
−3.2
(26.2)
−2.5
(27.5)
−2.7
(27.1)
−2.0
(28.4)
−0.5
(31.1)
1.0
(33.8)
−4.4
(24.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 17.2
(0.68)
12.3
(0.48)
21.6
(0.85)
48.4
(1.91)
126.4
(4.98)
156.2
(6.15)
181.9
(7.16)
147.8
(5.82)
104.6
(4.12)
56.1
(2.21)
42.0
(1.65)
17.3
(0.68)
934.2
(36.78)
Source: Bureau of Meteorology[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Jarrahwood (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Climate statistics for Jarrahwood". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of country town names – J". Retrieved 2008-09-17.
  4. ^ a b Bertelli, Lincoln (27 December 2012). "Life is all good in Jarrahwood". Busselton-Dunsborough Mail. Retrieved 27 October 2018.