One of the following options should be applied to obtain or develop the climate data set when applying the Model for urban stormwater improvement conceptualisation (MUSIC):
Option 1 – Council prescribed climate data
Local Councils may have their own approved climate data set for use in MUSIC models within their area. Contact the relevant Council to determine if such a data template exists.
Known Council climate data sets include:
- City of Onkaparinga Noarlunga Centre station data. Available upon request from the City of Onkaparinga.
Option 2 – Water Sensitive SA climate data
A range of regions across South Australia have been identified with similar mean annual rainfall within each region, see Figure 1.
Rainfall regions for the Adelaide metropolitan area
|Region||Rainfall band (mm)||Rainfall station||Period||Period mean annual rainfall (mm)||Mean annual PET (mm)|
|Adelaide Dry||300-500||23013 Parafield Airport||1979-1988||450||1159|
|Adelaide Wet & Foothills||500-700||23090 Adelaide-Kent Town||1983-1992||585||1143|
|Adelaide Hills||700+||23875 Parawa (Second Valley AWS)||2001-2010||866||1132|
|Northern Yorke||300-500||23122 Roseworthy AWS||2001-2010||404||1145|
If your region is not provided for in these Climate templates:
Option 3 – Prepare your own climate template
Refer to Section 3 of the South Australian MUSIC Guidelines 2021 for information on how to prepare your own climate template
Option 4 – Local Government partnerships
Contact Water Sensitive SA to discuss opportunities to partner with us to produce representative, quality data sets for your area.