Mount Boyce

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Mount Boyce
Mount Boyce is located in New South Wales
Mount Boyce
Mount Boyce
The location of Mount Boyce
in New South Wales
Highest point
Elevation 1,093 m (3,586 ft) [1]
Coordinates 33°37′10″S 150°16′28″E / 33.61948°S 150.274429°E / -33.61948; 150.274429Coordinates: 33°37′10″S 150°16′28″E / 33.61948°S 150.274429°E / -33.61948; 150.274429
Geography
Location Blue Mountains region in New South Wales, Australia
Parent range Blue Mountains
Climbing
Easiest route Great Western Highway

Mount Boyce is a hill standing approximately 1,093 metres (3,586 ft) AMSL, situated as one of the highest points on a plateau within the Explorer Range, part of the Blue Mountains Range which is a spur off the Great Dividing Range. Mount Boyce is located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) north of Blackheath, in New South Wales, Australia.[1]

Location and features[edit]

Mount Boyce is situated close to the point where the Great Western Highway passes by the location of a heavy vehicle checking station.[1] Approximately 300 metres (980 ft) west of Mount Boyce, the land drops sharply in cliffs and steep slopes to the Kanimbla Valley.

Mount Boyce was named on 26 April 1923 in honour of Venerable Archdeacon Francis Bertie Boyce FRGS, FRHS, an Australian clergyman and social reformer, who was born in England in 1844 and died in Blackheath in 1931.[1]

Climate[edit]

Mount Boyce has a oceanic climate with mild summers and cool winters. Due to its elevation, it has a highland influence.

Climate data for Mount Boyce
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36.1
(97)
36.2
(97.2)
32.5
(90.5)
26.5
(79.7)
29.3
(84.7)
30.4
(86.7)
16.3
(61.3)
20.7
(69.3)
25.5
(77.9)
29.3
(84.7)
35.5
(95.9)
33.9
(93)
36.2
(97.2)
Average high °C (°F) 23.9
(75)
22.6
(72.7)
20.4
(68.7)
17.0
(62.6)
13.4
(56.1)
10.1
(50.2)
9.4
(48.9)
11.3
(52.3)
14.7
(58.5)
17.8
(64)
20.1
(68.2)
22.3
(72.1)
16.9
(62.4)
Average low °C (°F) 13.2
(55.8)
13.1
(55.6)
11.2
(52.2)
8.6
(47.5)
6.1
(43)
3.8
(38.8)
2.5
(36.5)
3.0
(37.4)
5.4
(41.7)
7.6
(45.7)
9.8
(49.6)
11.4
(52.5)
8.0
(46.4)
Record low °C (°F) 4.5
(40.1)
−0.7
(30.7)
2.9
(37.2)
−0.9
(30.4)
−2.2
(28)
−3.0
(26.6)
−3.4
(25.9)
−3.6
(25.5)
−3.6
(25.5)
−1.5
(29.3)
0.2
(32.4)
2.4
(36.3)
−3.6
(25.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 120.5
(4.744)
127.9
(5.035)
105.9
(4.169)
71.9
(2.831)
59.1
(2.327)
72.2
(2.843)
40.6
(1.598)
54.8
(2.157)
53.6
(2.11)
64.5
(2.539)
104.3
(4.106)
84.7
(3.335)
958.1
(37.72)
Average precipitation days 16.1 16.7 16.8 14.5 13.0 14.4 14.4 11.9 11.4 13.3 17.0 16.1 175.6
Average relative humidity (%) 58 66 65 63 69 72 69 59 56 54 61 57 62
Source: [2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Mount Boyce". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Climate statistics for Mount Boyce". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved February 5, 2016. 

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