Victoria in 2014: Another very warm year with very dry conditions in the west

2014 was Victoria's warmest year on record for maximum temperatures, its second-warmest for mean temperatures and third-warmest for minimum temperatures. Rainfall was below average in most areas apart from the far east, and well below average in the central west.

  • Warmest year on record for maximum temperatures
  • Second-warmest year on record for mean temperatures
  • Rainfall very much below average in the west

It was the warmest year on record across Victoria, from Mildura in the northwest corner of the State to Mallacoota in the far east, and from Victoria's highest weather station on Mount Hotham down to coastal towns in the west and east. The State's mean maximum temperature was a record 1.53 °C above average, 0.11 °C above the previous warmest set in 2007. Averaged across the State, the mean temperature was 1.15 °C above the long-term average, second-warmest and 0.05 °C shy of the previous record set in 2007. Minimum temperatures were also well above average, with the statewide anomaly of +0.78 °C making it the third-warmest year on record.

Rainfall totals for 2014 were average or below average over much of the State, and well below average in the central west. Only sites in the far east observed total rainfall above average. Part of the Wimmera district, in central western Victoria, received about half its typical annual rainfall. Some parts along the Great Dividing Range and around Wilsons Promontory and Cape Otway recorded more than 200 mm less than their long-term average. Typically, the wettest parts of Victoria were the Alpine areas and the driest parts were in the northwest. Victoria's average rainfall for 2014 was 548 mm, which is 17% drier than its long-term average. Rainfall for much of western Victoria in 2014 was well below average, which has compounded persistent dry conditions in the area for over two years.

Notable events in 2014

  • Summer 2013-2014 was Victoria's third-warmest for maximum temperatures
  • New daily maximum temperature records were set as part of one of southeast Australia's most significant heatwaves
  • Flash flooding in Gippsland on 23 January
  • Strong winds around Shepparton on 3 February
  • Thunderstorms on the afternoon of 19 February triggered flash flooding around Geelong
  • Autumn 2014 was Victoria's third-warmest for mean temperatures due in part to an exceptionally prolonged autumn warm spell over much of Australia
  • Extensive fog and low cloud across the south of the State and Melbourne on 28 and 29 August
  • Spring 2014 was Victoria's second-warmest for maximum temperatures and Australia's warmest spring on record
  • Damaging winds and thunderstorms crossed the State on 9 September triggering flash flooding in parts of Melbourne
  • Lightning was responsible for igniting most of the fifty grassfires affecting the State at the start of November
  • Storms caused building damage, minor flooding in north-western Victoria on 3 November
  • Reports of a tornado near Mildura on 22 November
  • Melbourne CBD's wettest day in 17 months on 16 November

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Extremes in 2014
Hottest day 46.5 °C at Charlton on 14 Jan
Warmest days on average 25.8 °C at Mildura Airport
Coolest days on average 9.0 °C at Mount Hotham
Coldest day -5.5 °C at Mount Hotham on 1 Aug
Coldest night -9.3 °C at Mount Hotham on 12 Aug
Coolest nights on average 2.6 °C at Mount Hotham
Warmest nights on average 13.1 °C at Gabo Island Lighthouse
Warmest night 31.3 °C at Benalla Airport on 25 Dec
Warmest on average overall 18.4 °C at Mildura Airport
Coolest on average overall 5.8 °C at Mount Hotham
Wettest overall 1777.6 mm at Mount Baw Baw
Driest overall 198.6 mm at Hopetoun Airport
Wettest day 118.0 mm at Weeragua (Cann River - East Branch) on 15 Jun
Strongest wind gust 141 km/h at Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse on 18 Jul

Maps
ObservedAnomalyDecile rank
Total
rainfall
Map of Rainfall totals Map of Percentage of normal rainfall Map of Rainfall deciles
Mean
daily
maximum
temperatures
Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
Mean
daily
minimum
temperatures
Map of Mean minimum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Monthly maps
Rainfall rankMaximum temperature rankMinimum temperature rank
January Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
February Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
March Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
April Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
May Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
June Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
July Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
August Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
September Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
October Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
November Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature
December Map of Rainfall deciles Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Highest annual total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Years since
higher
Annual
average
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 1239.9 1338.6 in 1985* 27 969.8

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported.




Lowest annual total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
lower
Years since
lower
Annual
average
Eltham 483.1 414.0 in 1938* 60 744.5
Cape Otway Lighthouse 659.2 634.9 in 1967* 45 895.2
Durdidwarrah 409.6 363.2 in 1967* 45 679.7
Natimuk 250.6 183.1 in 1982* 27 442.3
Terang 577.4 508.5 in 1982* 27 783.9
Skipton Post Office 403.8 362.2 in 1982* 25 619.8
Birregurra (Post Office) 479.5 416.1 in 1982* 24 667.6
Goroke (Post Office) 341.2 262.6 in 1982* 22 514.1
Kolora (Wirwin) 470.9 465.6 in 1982* 22 655.3

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a lower value has gone unreported.




Record highest temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Falls Creek 29.7 on 16 Jan 28.7 on 31 Jan 2009 25 9.3
Mount Hotham 28.1 on 16 Jan = 28.1 on 7 Feb 2009 25 7.9
Mount Moornapa 43.5 on 17 Jan 43.2 on 7 Feb 2009 22 18.5
Combienbar AWS 42.0 on 17 Jan 41.0 on 7 Feb 2009 21 18.1
Mount Nowa Nowa 43.4 on 17 Jan 43.3 on 7 Feb 2009 20 18.9



Record lowest daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Coldstream 6.6 on 22 Jul 6.8 on 5 Sep 1995 21 20.3



Record highest annual mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Ballarat Aerodrome 19.1 = 19.1 in 2007 102 17.4
Ouyen (Post Office) 25.4 25.3 in 2013 76 23.7
Longerenong 23.2 22.8 in 2007 69 21.5
Mildura Airport 25.8 = 25.8 in 2013 67 23.8
Walpeup Research 25.0 24.7 in 2013 63 23.2
Kyabram 23.7 23.5 in 2009 47 21.6
Ararat Prison 21.0 20.4 in 2007 44 19.1
Castlemaine Prison 21.1 21.0 in 1982 42 19.8
Warracknabeal Museum 23.7 23.5 in 2007 38 22.3
Strathbogie 19.7 19.6 in 1982 35 18.5
Hamilton Airport 20.4 20.0 in 2007 29 19.1
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 21.5 21.4 in 2007 28 20.1
Aireys Inlet 19.3 = 19.3 in 2005 22 18.2
Bendigo Airport 22.7 22.3 in 2009 22 21.0
Mortlake Racecourse 20.6 20.2 in 2013 22 19.1
Mount Hotham 9.0 8.9 in 2006 22 7.9
Rhyll 19.6 = 19.6 in 2007 22 18.6
Sheoaks 20.1 19.9 in 2009 22 18.7
Mount Buller 10.4 = 10.4 in 2006 21 9.2
Hunters Hill 17.6 = 17.6 in 2006 20 16.3
Mallacoota 20.4 20.2 in 2009 20 19.4
Redesdale 22.2 21.4 in 2013 20 20.3
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 18.3 17.9 in 2007 20 16.7

Highest annual mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Years since
higher
Annual
average
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 17.7 18.0 in 1886* 125 16.4
Gabo Island Lighthouse 19.3 19.7 in 1895* 117 17.8
Maryborough 22.1 22.3 in 1914* 88 20.5
Kerang 24.7 24.9 in 1914* 87 22.9

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported.




Record highest daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Ararat Prison 27.4 on 15 Jan 26.7 on 15 Feb 1982 46 7.0
Essendon Airport 28.8 on 15 Jan 26.7 on 29 Jan 1943 46 9.2
Warracknabeal Museum 29.1 on 3 Feb 29.0 on 3 Jan 1991 45 8.7
Moorabbin Airport 28.6 on 15 Jan 28.0 on 21 Jan 1997 44 10.1
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 28.8 on 15 Jan 28.5 on 1 Jan 2008 34 9.6
Bendigo Airport 28.6 on 16 Jan 27.3 on 12 Jan 2010 24 7.8
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 28.5 on 17 Jan 27.3 on 5 Jan 2007 20 11.5



Record lowest temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Edi Upper -2.4 on 12 Aug -2.1 on 9 Aug 1994 29 8.2
Mount Hotham -9.3 on 12 Aug = -9.3 on 20 Aug 2003 25 1.9



Record highest annual mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 12.8 12.7 in 2007 130 11.3
Laverton RAAF 10.5 = 10.5 in 2007 70 9.3
Walpeup Research 10.8 10.7 in 2013 62 9.8
Melbourne Airport 10.4 = 10.4 in 2007 43 9.5
Essendon Airport 10.8 10.7 in 2007 42 9.2
Wonthaggi 10.9 10.7 in 2013 42 9.7
Moorabbin Airport 11.1 10.9 in 2007 41 10.1
Aireys Inlet 11.2 11.1 in 2013 22 10.6
Bendigo Airport 8.8 8.7 in 2007 22 7.8
Cerberus 10.4 10.3 in 2010 22 9.8
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 10.3 = 10.3 in 1993 22 9.7
Mount Buller 3.7 = 3.7 in 2007 22 2.8
Gelantipy 7.5 = 7.5 in 2007 21 6.7
Falls Creek 3.5 3.2 in 2007 20 2.5
Mallacoota 11.6 11.4 in 2007 20 10.8
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 8.8 8.7 in 2007 20 8.0

Highest annual mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Years since
higher
Annual
average
Cape Otway Lighthouse 11.8 12.2 in 1898* 110 10.6
Gabo Island Lighthouse 13.1 13.4 in 1973* 40 12.2
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 9.2 9.3 in 1981 33 8.3
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 8.7 8.8 in 1990 24 8.2
East Sale Airport 8.9 =8.9 in 1993 21 8.2
Scoresby Research Institute 10.4 10.9 in 1988* 21 9.5

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported.




Record highest annual mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Annual
average
Melbourne Regional Office 17.1 = 17.1 in 2007 158 15.1
Kerang 17.5 17.4 in 2007 91 16.2
East Sale Airport 14.8 14.7 in 2007 68 13.9
Longerenong 15.7 15.6 in 1919 67 14.7
Mildura Airport 18.4 18.3 in 2013 67 17.1
Walpeup Research 17.9 17.7 in 2013 61 16.5
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 16.0 = 16.0 in 2007 49 14.9
Kyabram 16.6 16.5 in 2007 47 15.1
Ararat Prison 14.3 14.2 in 2007 44 13.0
Melbourne Airport 15.8 = 15.8 in 2007 43 14.7
Wonthaggi 15.4 15.2 in 2007 42 14.3
Castlemaine Prison 14.8 14.7 in 2007 41 13.7
Moorabbin Airport 16.0 = 16.0 in 2007 41 14.9
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 16.3 = 16.3 in 2013 41 15.5
Bairnsdale Airport 15.0 14.9 in 2009 30 14.2
Hamilton Airport 14.2 = 14.2 in 2007 29 13.3
Aireys Inlet 15.3 15.1 in 2007 22 14.4
Bendigo Airport 15.7 15.4 in 2007 22 14.4
Mortlake Racecourse 14.2 = 14.2 in 2007 22 13.3
Mount Hotham 5.8 = 5.8 in 2000 22 4.9
Gelantipy 12.4 = 12.4 in 2009 21 11.6
Mount Buller 7.1 7.0 in 2007 21 6.0
Falls Creek 7.0 6.9 in 2002 20 5.9
Hunters Hill 13.2 13.1 in 2007 20 12.1
Mallacoota 16.0 15.6 in 2013 20 15.1
Redesdale 14.9 14.7 in 2007 20 13.8
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 13.5 13.3 in 2007 20 12.3

Highest annual mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Years since
higher
Annual
average
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 15.3 15.4 in 1879* 129 13.8
Gabo Island Lighthouse 16.2 16.7 in 1890* 112 15.0
Cape Otway Lighthouse 14.9 15.9 in 1898* 109 13.9
Maryborough 15.4 15.5 in 1914* 85 14.3

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported.




Summary statistics for 2014
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean
for
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest
for
2014
Mean
for
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest
for
2014
Total
for
2014
Average
annual
total
Rank
of
2014
Fraction
of annual
average
North Mallee (district 76)
Mildura Airport 25.8 +2.0 45.2 14 Jan 10.9 +0.6 -3.1 5 Aug 256.8 290.3 average 88%
Ouyen (Post Office) 25.4 +1.7 46.2 14 Jan     -2.4 5 Aug 291.4 330.7 average 88%
Walpeup Research 25.0 +1.8 45.6 14 Jan 10.8 +1.0 -1.2 2 Aug 246.8 334.5 low 74%
South Mallee (district 77)
Hopetoun Airport 24.7   45.8 14 Jan 9.0   -4.7 13 Jul 198.6 291.2 low 68%
Swan Hill Aerodrome 25.0 +1.2 45.2 14 Jan 9.7 +0.5 -3.7 3 Aug 260.6 305.8 average 85%
North Wimmera (district 78)
Nhill Aerodrome 23.1 +0.5 45.3 14 Jan 8.9 +0.3 -1.1 4 Aug 238.8 322.2 low 74%
Warracknabeal Museum 23.7 +1.4 44.8 14 Jan 9.1 +0.4 -3.0 3 Aug 223.7 394.0 v low 57%
South Wimmera (district 79)
Edenhope Airport 22.0   45.0 14 Jan 8.8   -1.1 2 Aug 395.4
Grampians (Mount William) 13.6   36.6 2 Feb 5.9   -2.9 3 Aug 992.6
Horsham Aerodrome 23.1 +1.0 45.0 14 Jan 7.5 +0.3 -3.9 4 Aug 255.8 373.8 low 68%
Kanagulk 22.0   44.8 14 Jan 8.2   -2.4 4 Aug 366.2
Longerenong 23.2 +1.7 46.0 14 Jan 8.1 +0.2 -3.7 2 Aug 266.6 416.2 v low 64%
Pyrenees (Ben Nevis) 17.1   40.8 14 Jan 7.8   -1.0 1 Aug 538.4
Stawell Aerodrome 21.5 +0.9 44.0 14 Jan 9.0 +0.6 -2.2 3 Aug 287.2 477.4 v low 60%
Lower North (district 80)
Charlton 24.3   46.5 14 Jan 9.3   -3.9 4 Aug 275.2 360.6 low 76%
Echuca Aerodrome 24.0 +1.8 44.6 14 Jan 9.7 +0.4 -2.5 3 Aug
Kerang 24.7 +1.8 45.5 17 Jan 10.2 +0.8 -1.9 23 Jul 345.1 374.2 average 92%
Kyabram 23.7 +2.1 44.1 16 Jan 9.5 +1.0 -3.2 3 Aug 420.4 447.7 average 94%
Upper North (district 81)
Bendigo Airport 22.7 +1.7 43.8 14 Jan 8.8 +1.0 -4.0 3 Aug 462.8 514.2 average 90%
Shepparton Airport 23.3 +1.0 43.8 16 Jan 9.4 +0.9 -3.3 3 Aug 429.8 445.9 average 96%
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 22.7 +1.3 42.3 15 Jan 9.2 +0.9 -4.0 5 Aug 398.0 482.9 low 82%
Yarrawonga 24.0 +1.1 43.4 17 Jan 9.4 +0.5 -3.1 13 Aug 521.8 459.6 average 114%
Lower Northeast (district 82)
Benalla Airport 23.0   43.3 16 Jan 8.8   -3.2 5 Aug 611.1
Corryong Airport 22.5   42.6 16 Jan 6.9   -5.0 4 Aug 766.8
Dartmouth Reservoir 21.5 +1.0 41.0 16 Jan 8.4 +0.9 -3.9 4 Aug 914.1 1009.9 average 91%
Hunters Hill 17.6 +1.3 37.3 16 Jan 8.8 +0.9 -3.1 2 Aug 1161.2 1192.0 average 97%
Rutherglen Research 23.3 +1.6 44.1 16 Jan 7.3 0.0 -5.6 12 Aug 562.2 587.5 average 96%
Strathbogie 19.7 +1.2 39.6 15 Jan 6.7 +0.6 -4.8 4 Aug 765.0 965.2 low 79%
Wangaratta Aero 23.0 +0.9 43.4 16 Jan 7.9 +0.4 -3.6 5 Aug 598.0 608.6 average 98%
Upper Northeast (district 83)
Falls Creek 10.4 +1.1 29.7 16 Jan 3.5 +1.0 -8.6 12 Aug 1165.4 1255.6 average 93%
Mount Buller 10.4 +1.2 29.7 16 Jan 3.7 +0.9 -8.3 3 Aug 1432.0 1533.2 low 93%
Mount Hotham 9.0 +1.1 28.1 16 Jan 2.6 +0.7 -9.3 12 Aug 1476.8 1425.4 average 104%
Omeo 19.4   39.0 17 Jan 5.7   -7.6 3 Aug 681.6
East Gippsland (district 84)
Gabo Island Lighthouse 19.3 +1.5 34.2 14 Nov 13.1 +0.9 5.1 4 Aug 927.6 942.8 average 98%
Gelantipy 17.3 +0.8 37.9 17 Jan 7.5 +0.8 -3.1 12 Aug 880.0 784.1 high 112%
Lakes Entrance (Eastern Beach Road) 20.3   41.7 9 Feb 10.7   1.4 4 Aug 816.1
Mallacoota 20.4 +1.0 38.0 17 Jan 11.6 +0.8 0.9 18 Jul 1040.8 939.6 high 111%
Mount Nowa Nowa 19.5 +0.6 43.4 17 Jan 10.6 +0.6 1.5 3 Aug 1055.0 822.7 high 128%
Orbost 20.9 +0.5 43.3 17 Jan 10.4 +0.4 1.0 4 Aug 879.0 785.1 high 112%
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 20.0 +1.0 41.0 9 Feb 12.5 +0.5 3.8 4 Aug 1239.9 969.8 high 128%
West Gippsland (district 85)
Bairnsdale Airport 21.0 +0.8 44.6 17 Jan 9.0 +0.7 -1.7 4 Aug 625.6 646.0 average 97%
Corner Inlet (Yanakie) 19.4   39.9 9 Feb 10.4   0.7 22 Jul 627.0
East Sale Airport 20.6 +1.0 42.3 15 Jan 8.9 +0.7 -2.2 4 Aug 596.0 599.4 average 99%
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 21.1 +1.1 44.1 17 Jan 8.7 +0.5 -3.0 4 Aug 637.8 748.7 low 85%
Mount Baw Baw 10.5 +1.2 30.1 17 Jan 3.8 +0.9 -8.5 3 Aug 1777.6 1807.3 average 98%
Mount Moornapa 19.5 +1.0 43.5 17 Jan 9.7 +0.6 0.8 3 Aug 938.2 849.8 average 110%
Pound Creek 20.0   41.3 17 Jan 9.6   -0.6 8 May 672.6
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 17.7 +1.3 38.8 9 Feb 12.8 +1.5 3.4 2 Aug 896.4 1055.0 low 85%
Yarram Airport 20.3   41.8 9 Feb 8.9   -3.7 4 Aug 540.8
East Central (district 86)
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 21.5 +1.4 44.2 17 Jan     -1.8 3 Aug 473.5 668.3 v low 71%
Cerberus 19.9 +0.9 42.9 17 Jan 10.4 +0.6 -0.8 3 Aug 658.8 734.5 low 90%
Coldstream 21.4 +1.1 42.0 17 Jan 7.9 +0.5 -3.7 3 Aug 650.8 737.3 low 88%
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 20.3 +1.0 42.0 17 Jan 10.3 +0.6 1.5 8 May 755.3 831.5 average 91%
Essendon Airport 21.2 +1.6 43.9 17 Jan 10.8 +1.6 -1.7 3 Aug 440.2 589.6 low 75%
Ferny Creek 17.4   38.6 17 Jan 9.4   1.3 2 Aug 1113.8
Frankston AWS 19.5 +0.9 41.4 16 Jan 12.1 +0.5 2.7 3 Aug
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 20.9   43.4 16 Jan 12.1   1.2 3 Aug 432.0
Melbourne Airport 21.2 +1.4 43.9 17 Jan 10.4 +0.9 -0.4 23 Jul 400.4 543.9 low 74%
Melbourne Regional Office 21.7 +1.8 43.9 17 Jan 12.4 +2.1 1.4 3 Aug 475.2 648.3 low 73%
Moorabbin Airport 21.0 +1.3 43.7 17 Jan 11.1 +1.0 1.4 3 Aug 543.8 712.8 low 76%
Rhyll 19.6 +1.0 39.3 17 Jan 12.4 +0.7 4.4 22 Jul 681.6 698.5 average 98%
Scoresby Research Institute     42.4 16 Jan 10.4 +0.9 0.1 4 Aug 683.4 862.8 low 79%
Viewbank 21.7 +0.9 43.9 16 Jan 10.4 +0.5 -1.2 3 Aug 481.8 665.0 v low 72%
Wonthaggi 19.8 +1.0 42.6 17 Jan 10.9 +1.2 2.5 22 Jul 789.9 938.1 low 84%
West Central (district 87)
Avalon Airport 21.3 +1.0 46.3 17 Jan 9.8 +0.5 -3.2 3 Aug 397.4 460.1 low 86%
Breakwater (Geelong Racecourse) 20.7   45.4 17 Jan 10.4   0.7 3 Aug 432.6
Laverton RAAF 20.9 +1.2 44.7 17 Jan 10.5 +1.2 -0.8 3 Aug 366.4 539.0 v low 68%
Sheoaks 20.1 +1.4 43.5 14 Jan 8.8 +0.4 -1.6 3 Aug 392.8 499.7 low 79%
North Central (district 88)
Castlemaine Prison 21.1 +1.3 41.8 15 Jan 8.5 +0.9 -3.2 3 Aug 473.9 596.2 low 79%
Eildon Fire Tower 18.8 +1.0 40.1 16 Jan 9.0 +0.5 -1.4 3 Aug 598.0 645.9 average 93%
Lake Eildon 21.9 +1.5 42.6 16 Jan 8.5 +0.6 -2.5 12 Aug 733.4 851.5 low 86%
Mangalore Airport 22.4 +1.4 43.5 16 Jan 8.9 +0.6 -3.0 5 Aug 478.4 570.4 low 84%
Maryborough 22.1 +1.6 43.8 14 Jan 8.8 +0.8 -3.0 4 Aug 381.4 528.3 low 72%
Redesdale 22.2 +1.9 43.8 15 Jan 7.7 +0.4 -3.9 4 Aug 478.4 579.4 low 83%
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 18.3 +1.6 40.9 16 Jan 8.8 +0.8 0.6 2 Aug 554.4 689.1 low 80%
Western Plains (district 89)
Ararat Prison 21.0 +1.9 43.1 14 Jan 7.7 +0.7 -4.0 23 Jul 403.4 584.1 v low 69%
Ballarat Aerodrome 19.1 +1.7 41.3 14 Jan 7.6 +0.6 -4.6 3 Aug 460.6 691.6 v low 67%
Westmere 20.7   43.6 2 Feb 7.2   -3.5 23 Jul 368.2
West Coast (district 90)
Aireys Inlet 19.3 +1.1 42.7 14 Jan 11.2 +0.6 3.3 1 Aug 498.2 631.5 low 79%
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 18.4 +0.8 42.1 16 Jan 11.9 +0.4 4.7 20 Sep 678.6 712.9 average 95%
Cape Otway Lighthouse 17.9 +0.6 39.8 17 Jan 11.8 +1.2 3.4 22 Jul 659.2 895.2 v low 74%
Casterton     44.4 14 Jan 8.3   -0.7 19 Sep 530.6
Colac (Mount Gellibrand) 19.3 +1.0 42.9 14 Jan 9.3 +0.5 0.3 2 Aug 465.0 536.3 low 87%
Dartmoor 20.5   44.2 2 Feb 8.6   -2.4 3 Aug 616.0
Hamilton Airport 20.4 +1.3 43.5 2 Feb 8.0 +0.4 -1.6 22 Jul 489.0 614.3 low 80%
Mortlake Racecourse 20.6 +1.5 44.0 2 Feb 7.7 +0.2 -2.6 23 Jul 459.6 573.7 v low 80%
Port Fairy AWS 19.2 +0.6 42.3 28 Jan 10.8 +0.4 0.9 3 Aug 621.0 698.9 average 89%
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 18.5 +0.9 42.5 2 Feb 9.7 +0.4 0.6 21 Sep 765.8 833.9 average 92%
Warrnambool Airport NDB 19.6 +0.6 43.6 2 Feb 8.7 +0.2 -1.0 21 Sep 606.4 727.5 v low 83%

Notes

The annual climate summary lists the main features of the weather in Victoria using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review, usually published in the fourth week of the month.

A Climate Summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Tuesday 6 January 2015. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages for individual sites are long-term means based on observations from all available years of record, which vary widely from site to site. They are not shown for sites with less than 10 years of record, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.
The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of long-term average rain.

The Rank indicates how rainfall this time compares with the climate record for the site, based on the decile ranking (very low rainfall is in decile 1, low in decile 2 or 3, average in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9 and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of average shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is used for temperature area averages.

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