Shooters Hill, New South Wales

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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

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.

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]

Climate[edit]

Although there exists no climate data for the summit, or indeed even the upper slopes of Vulcan State Forest or the locality itself, there is however climate data existing for a lower region (1,148 m AMSL) located farther south near Porters Retreat—Gurnang State Forest; Oberon Correctional Centre. Considering that the summit of Shooters Hill is some ~200 m higher than this station, one can assume that it yields a much cooler and damper climate, similar to that of that of Thredbo Village or Kiandra Chalet.

Typical of the Oberon Shire, Shooters Hill is subject to high winds and volatile weather year-round; thunderstorms in the warmer months, and snowstorms in the cooler months. Snowfall is frequent and often falls heavily. Since 1893, snow has fallen about six times during Summer on the upper reaches 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° 3' 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)
25.6
(78.1)
23.3
(73.9)
16.7
(62.1)
15.0
(59)
18.9
(66)
23.9
(75)
26.7
(80.1)
28.9
(84)
33.3
(91.9)
34.5
(94.1)
Average high °C (°F) 22.8
(73)
22.1
(71.8)
20.2
(68.4)
15.4
(59.7)
11.1
(52)
8.1
(46.6)
7.4
(45.3)
8.7
(47.7)
12.2
(54)
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)
3.6
(38.5)
Record low °C (°F) −0.6
(30.9)
0.0
(32)
−5.6
(21.9)
−4.4
(24.1)
−8.0
(17.6)
−7.8
(18)
−10.0
(14)
−10.1
(13.8)
−6.7
(19.9)
−6.7
(19.9)
−3.3
(26.1)
−1.1
(30)
−10.1
(13.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 89.8
(3.535)
78.9
(3.106)
67.7
(2.665)
70.4
(2.772)
76.2
(3)
96.5
(3.799)
84.6
(3.331)
89.1
(3.508)
77.9
(3.067)
85.2
(3.354)
85.3
(3.358)
75.6
(2.976)
977.2
(38.471)
Average precipitation days 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: Climate statistics for Australian locations: Gurnang State Forest

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
  2. ^ [1]

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