Victorian Monthly Climate Summary: November 2006
Changeable weather

Friday 1 December, 2006

In Brief

November 2006 was dry across the State, with most Districts receiving only about half of their usual rainfall. The driest Districts were the Wimmera, and along the West Coast, where only one-third of the usual rainfall was received.

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Details

Temperature Summary

A feature of the month was the wide nature of the fluctuations in temperature. Nights were slightly colder than usual, and 15 November saw snowfalls down to low levels (including the Dandenongs on the outskirts of Melbourne). Days were warmer than normal, and on November 21 & 22, temperatures rose over 40 deg C in the northwest of the State.

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Significant Weather Systems

November 2006 saw high pressure systems regularly moving from far south of Western Australia (with very cold surges around their eastern flanks resulting in cold weather over Victoria), to the ENE towards the Tasman Sea. Once over the Tasman Sea, the anticyclones drove hot air from over the inland across Victoria.

Melbourne Summary

Melbourne received 24.6 mm of rain (normal: 56.9 mm); the mean maximum temperature was 22.5 deg C (normal: 21.8 deg C), and the mean minimum temperature was 12.1 deg C (normal: 12.0 deg C).

Included in this summary are a table of State extremes, some new records, and summaries for locations across the State. Visit our maps of rainfall and temperatures for this month.

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Victoria Climate Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Dr Harvey Stern (03) 9669 4949
Email climate.vic@bom.gov.au

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 AM on Friday 1 December 2006 . Although every effort has been made to check them, it is possible that results may change as new information becomes available.

Extremes

Weather extremes during November 2006

Highest temperature
Hottest day
40.6°C Nhill on 30th
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
Warmest days on average
31.3°C Benalla (Shadforth Street)
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
Coolest days on average
13.1°C Mt Hotham
Lowest daily maximum temperature
Coldest day
−3.0°C Mt Hotham on 15th
Lowest temperature
Coldest night
−6.8°C Mt Hotham on 16th
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
Coldest nights on average
4.2°C Mt Hotham
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
Mildest nights on average
13.2°C Benalla (Shadforth Street)
Highest daily minimum
Warmest night
23.0°C Ouyen (Post Office) on 21st
Highest total rainfall
Wettest overall
80.0 mm Noojee (Slivar)
Lowest total rainfall
Driest overall
0.0 mm Benalla (Shadforth Street)
Highest daily rainfall
Wettest day
29.4 mm Mt Hotham on 13th

Records

Record Lowest Total Rainfall for November


Total rainfall
for November 2006 (mm)
Previous lowest
for November
Years of
record
Benalla 0.0 = 0.0
in 1895
125
Bairnsdale Airport 13.8 19.0
in 1991
28


Lowest Total Rainfall for 20 or more years for November


Total rainfall
for November 2006 (mm)
Most recent lower
for November
Cape Otway Lighthouse 28.2 15.4
in 1982
Lake Eildon 27.6 12.0
in 1982
Longerenong 7.4 3.6
in 1982
Maryborough 9.8 9.4
in 1986


Record Highest Mean Maximum Temperature for November


Mean daily maximum
temperature
for November 2006 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Benalla 31.3 30.5
in 1914
102
Hamilton Airport 23.4 22.9
in 2000
24


Highest Mean Maximum Temperature for 20 years or more for November


Mean daily maximum
temperature
for November 2006 (°C)
Most recent higher
for November
Ballarat Aerodrome 22.9 24.9
in 1982
Lake Eildon 26.5 27.4
in 1982
Longerenong 27.7 29.2
in 1982
Horsham 28.1 28.7
in 1982
Warracknabeal Museum 28.1 30.1
in 1982


Record Highest Temperature for November


Highest temperature
in November 2006 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Hamilton Airport 37.0
on 30th
35.6
on 26th in 2004
24
Morwell 38.0
on 21st
= 38.0
on 26th in 1997
22


Record Lowest Daily Maximum Temperature for November


Lowest daily maximum
temperature
in November 2006 (°C)
Previous lowest
for November
Years of
record
Cape Otway Lighthouse 10.5
on 15th
10.6
on 2nd in 1944
143
Castlemaine Prison 8.9
on 15th
10.2
on 16th in 1983
38
Warracknabeal Museum 13.5
on 15th
14.1
on 15th in 1970
34


Record Lowest Mean Daily Minimum Temperature for November


Mean daily minimum
temperature
for November 2006 (°C)
Previous lowest
for November
Years of
record
Morwell 7.9 8.0
in 1999
22


Lowest Mean Minimum Temperature for 20 years or more for November


Mean daily minimum
temperature
for November 2006 (°C)
Most recent lower
for November
Wonthaggi 9.0 8.8
in 1982


Summaries

Summary statistics for November 2006


Maximum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Rainfall
for November
(mm)
Mean for 2006 Difference from normal Highest for 2006 Mean for 2006 Difference from normal Lowest for 2006 Total for 2006 Normal total
Albury Airport 29.3 +4.6 39.0 11.6 +1.0 4.5 38 54
Bairnsdale Airport 22.4 +1.1 36.7 8.1 −1.2 3.0 14 85
Ballarat Aerodrome 22.9 +3.4 37.2 7.5 −0.5 0.2 20 54
Benalla 31.3 +6.2 31.3 13.2 +3.1 7.5 0 46
Bendigo Airport 26.2 +2.6 38.4 9.4 −1.3 0.7 27 35
Cape Otway Lighthouse 16.9 −0.8 35.3 10.2 −0.6 5.6 28 68
Castlemaine Prison 24.7 +1.9 36.9 9.1 +0.2 1.5 26 43
Cerberus 20.0 0 33.9 8.6 −3.4 2.9 30 57
Colac 21.7 +0.9 35.4 8.4 +0.2 3.1 13 57
Coldstream 23.5 +1.5 34.4 6.7 −1.4 1.0 53 75
East Sale Airport 22.8 +1.5 35.9 7.9 −1.8 3.4 20 59
Echuca Aerodrome 28.0 +2.4 39.0 9.9 −1.0 3.2 6 30
Geelong Airport 21.1 +0.5 37.3 8.9 −0.6 4.5 15 56
Hamilton Airport 23.4 +3.2 37.0 7.5 −0.4 3.4 22 50
Horsham 28.1 +3.8 39.5 8.4 −1.4 1.5 9 36
Kerang 28.7 +2.4 39.0 11.4 +0.2 4.2 17 30
Kilmore Gap 20.9 +2.0 33.6 7.8 −0.3 0.7 32 67
Lake Eildon 26.5 +3.6 35.6 8.4 −0.7 1.8 28 63
Longerenong 27.7 +3.6 39.1 9.0 −0.1 0.2 7 32
Mangalore Airport 26.7 +2.5 38.9 9.9 +0.1 1.1 18 43
Maryborough 26.0 +2.8 38.2 9.4 −0.3 1.6 10 39
Melbourne Regional Office 22.5 +0.7 36.3 12.1 +0.1 7.4 24.6 57
Mildura Airport 29.8 +2.4 40.1 12.9 +0.4 4.9 7 22
Morwell 23.7 +2.6 38.0 7.9 −1.5 1.2 42 83
Mt Hotham 13.1 +1.9 22.0 4.2 +1.4 −6.8 62 114
Nhill 27.9 +3.2 40.6 8.1 −1.3 0.6 9 33
Noojee 21.4 +1.1 33.5 7.1 −1.1 2.1 80 98
Orbost 21.6 −0.1 38.3 9.5 −1.0 3.9 38 85
Ouyen 29.6 +2.2 40.4 12.2 +0.7 4.3 14 26
Point Hicks 20.9 +1.2 33.0 12.2 −0.4 7.1 68 80
Portland 17.4 −1.0 28.1 8.8 −0.8 4.1 16 53
Shepparton Airport 28.0 +3.3 39.2 10.2 −0.3 3.6 8 37
Stawell Aerodrome 26.0 +3.6 37.7 8.9 −0.6 1.1 9 38
Swan Hill Aerodrome 28.9 +2.3 39.1 11.1 −0.7 4.2 24 29
Wangaratta Aero 28.8 +4.2 38.0 8.5 −0.7 1.9 18 53
Warracknabeal Museum 28.1 +2.6 39.6 10.2 +0.2 3.0 10 30
Warrnambool Airport Ndb 20.7 +1.9 37.1 7.4 −1.3 0.8 21 66
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 16.6 −0.4 27.6 11.2 −0.3 6.1 29 66
Wonthaggi 19.8 +0.1 32.3 9.0 −1.2 3.6 49 63
Yarrawonga 29.2 +2.9 39.8 11.3 +0.8 3.9 37 37

Note

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 AM on Friday 1 December 2006 . Although every effort has been made to check them, it is possible that results may change as new information becomes available.
Long term averages are calculated using the WMO standard of 1961 to 1990.
Climate averages for Victoria localities are available here.
Please use the following localities to cover these regions: Coldstream for the Yarra Glen area; Ceberus for the Mornington Peninsula; Morwell for the Latrobe Valley; Mangalore for Seymour; Mt Hotham for the Alpine area.
Daily Weather Observations for selected Victoria localities are available here.

Please contact us for further information.

Victoria Climate Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Dr Harvey Stern (03) 9669 4949
Email climate.vic@bom.gov.au