Thursday, 1 February 2007

MONTHLY CLIMATE SUMMARY - VICTORIA

Warm days and nights - Victoria in January 2007

Rainfall Summary

The statewide average for rainfall was 53 mm in January compared with the historical average of 39 mm. The west of the state received above average totals while the east of the state was below average. Most of the rain fell between the 19th and the 22nd. The highest rainfall total recorded for the month was Casterton Showgrounds with 172 mm.

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Temperature Summary

Temperatures during the day were above average in January. The statewide average maximum temperature was 28.6 deg C, which is 1.3 deg C higher than the long-term average. Nights were also warmer than usual with Victoria averaging 14.8 deg C for the minimum temperature (1.8 deg C higher than the January average). The highest temperature recorded was 42.8 deg C at Kerang on the 16th.

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Significant Weather Systems

High pressure systems dominated during January. A cold front combining with moisture from the tropics produced significant rainfall in some areas of the state (predominately in the west) between the 19th and the 22nd.

Melbourne Summary

Melbourne's average minimum temperature for January 2007 was 17.1 deg C (2.0 deg C above average). The average maximum temperature was 28.1 deg C (2.2 deg C above average). The highest temperature recorded was 40.8 deg C on the 16th. Rainfall recorded in Melbourne for January 2007 was 33 mm, the average is 47 mm.

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
Paul Martin (03) 9669 4949
Email climate.vic@bom.gov.au

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 1 PM on Wednesday 31 January 2007 . 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 January 2007

Highest temperature
Hottest day
42.8°C Kerang on 16th
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
Warmest days on average
33.2°C Albury Airport
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
Coolest days on average
17.4°C Mt Hotham
Lowest daily maximum temperature
Coldest day
7.6°C Mt Hotham on 27th
Lowest temperature
Coldest night
−2.0°C Mt Hotham on 28th
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
Coldest nights on average
8.3°C Mt Hotham
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
Mildest nights on average
18.3°C Mildura Airport
Highest daily minimum
Warmest night
28.1°C Mangalore Airport on 17th
Highest total rainfall
Wettest overall
171.6 mm Casterton Showgrounds
Lowest total rainfall
Driest overall
3.2 mm Bairnsdale Airport
Highest daily rainfall
Wettest day
114.0 mm Casterton Showgrounds on 20th

Records

Record Highest Total Rainfall for January


Total rainfall
for January 2007 (mm)
Previous highest
for January
Years of
record
Casterton Showgrounds 171.6 88.8
in 1991
51


Record Lowest Total Rainfall for January


Total rainfall
for January 2007 (mm)
Previous lowest
for January
Years of
record
Point Hicks 3.6 9.4
in 1964
45


Highest Total Rainfall for 20 or more years for January


Total rainfall
for January 2007 (mm)
Most recent higher
for January
Nhill 96.8 145.8
in 1974
Warracknabeal Museum 75.4 128.2
in 1974
Longerenong 72.2 82.6
in 1979
Maryborough 89.8 105.6
in 1984


Record Highest Daily Minimum Temperature for January


Highest daily minimum
temperature
in January 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for January
Years of
record
Bairnsdale Airport 24.1
on 7th
24.0
on 26th in 2003
26
Portland 25.5
on 5th
22.5
on 21st in 1997
25
Albury Airport 25.8
on 17th
25.7
on 30th in 2006
24
Wangaratta Aero 26.6
on 17th
25.3
on 24th in 2001
20


Record Lowest Temperature for January


Lowest temperature
in January 2007 (°C)
Previous lowest
for January
Years of
record
Echuca Aerodrome 4.8
on 28th
5.0
on 19th in 1987
125


Summaries

Summary statistics for January 2007


Maximum temperatures
for January
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for January
(°C)
Rainfall
for January
(mm)
Mean for 2007 Difference from normal Highest for 2007 Mean for 2007 Difference from normal Lowest for 2007 Total for 2007 Normal total
Albury Airport 33.2 +2.5 42.5 16.9 +1.5 11.5 23 59
Bairnsdale Airport 28.2 +2.8 41.2 14.0 +1.4 7.1 3 56
Ballarat Aerodrome 26.7 +1.7 38.8 12.9 +1.8 6.9 90 43
Bendigo Airport 29.9 +1.1 40.4 14.9 +0.6 6.7 23 37
Cape Otway Lighthouse 21.3 +0.5 34.7 14.4 +1.0 9.8 84 43
Castlemaine Prison 28.5 +0.1 39.4 14.7 +2.1 7.6 72 37
Cerberus 25.5 +0.2 39.5 14.2 −1.7 7.6 33 42
Colac 25.8 −0.2 40.9 13.4 +2.5 8.4 50 39
Coldstream 28.4 +0.3 39.7 12.9 +0.7 3.4 43 55
East Sale Airport 27.6 +2.3 37.0 13.5 +0.7 7.8 6 49
Echuca Aerodrome 32.3 +1.7 41.0 16.5 +1.7 4.8 19 36
Geelong Airport 26.1 +1.6 41.6 14.4 +1.2 8.4 35 32
Hamilton Airport 27.1 +1.0 39.9 12.9 +2.1 5.6 135 29
Horsham 30.3 +0.6 42.0 14.3 +0.8 7.9 52 27
Kerang 32.3 +1.1 42.8 17.1 +1.9 10.0 56 31
Kilmore Gap 26.4 +3.4 36.3 13.1 +1.9 6.7 16 48
Lake Eildon 30.8 +2.7 40.3 14.3 +2.2 7.7 32 50
Longerenong 29.8 +0.3 41.2 14.6 +1.8 7.6 72 28
Mangalore Airport 31.4 +2.4 41.4 15.5 +1.8 9.5 21 41
Maryborough 28.8 +0.2 40.5 14.7 +1.7 7.4 90 38
Melbourne Regional Office 28.1 +2.2 40.8 17.1 +2.0 13.1 33 47
Mildura Airport 32.3 +0.5 40.2 18.3 +1.9 11.4 56 22
Morwell 29.4 +3.8 40.3 13.8 +1.3 8.0 37 56
Mt Hotham 17.4 +1.1 24.9 8.3 +1.5 −2.0 133 88
Nhill 29.8 +0.1 40.0 14.4 +1.5 8.0 97 25
Noojee 26.7 +2.1 38.6 12.2 +1.1 5.6 44 72
Orbost 28.2 +2.8 39.6 15.1 +1.7 7.6 4 63
Ouyen 32.0 −0.1 39.9 17.5 +2.2 10.5 78 21
Point Hicks 26.2 +3.0 38.8 16.1 +0.6 8.2 4 64
Portland 24.0 +2.3 37.6 13.6 +1.4 6.7 77 33
Shepparton Airport 32.3 +2.5 41.6 16.2 +1.9 9.6 21 38
Stawell Aerodrome 28.9 +1.4 40.5 14.7 +2.1 7.7 105 36
Swan Hill Aerodrome 32.0 +0.7 42.0 17.2 +1.7 10.8 79 28
Wangaratta Aero 32.9 +1.7 42.6 15.1 +0.9 9.1 10 48
Warracknabeal Museum 30.8 +0.5 41.4 15.8 +2.2 9.0 75 27
Warrnambool Airport Ndb 25.7 +3.2 40.9 13.1 +1.7 5.6 111 49
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 21.7 +1.3 32.2 15.2 +0.8 11.6 27 51
Wonthaggi 25.1 +1.5 38.6 14.3 +1.8 7.8 34 48
Yarrawonga 33.1 +1.4 42.5 16.8 +1.7 10.0 10 34

Note

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 1 PM on Wednesday 31 January 2007 . 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
Paul Martin (03) 9669 4949
Email climate.vic@bom.gov.au