Monday, 3 December 2007 - Monthly Climate Summary for Victoria - Product code IDCKGC16R0

Victoria in November 2007
Warm with some welcome rain

 

Summary

November 2007 was wet across Victoria, with warm days and warm nights. Rainfall was above average in most districts. Both daytime and overnight temperatures were above average across most of the state.

 

Rainfall

Rainfall in Victoria during November was generally average to above average, with the southwest of the state and parts of West Gippsland being very much above average. Most rainfall was associated with a series of low pressure troughs and low pressure systems which moved across the state during the month.

The wettest overall was 230.2 mm at Mount Buller. The driest overall was 15.4 mm at Charlton. The wettest single day 109.8 mm at Weeaproinah on the 4th.

Some sites had their highest total November rainfall on record.

Some sites had their highest total November rainfall for at least 20 years.

There is a map of rainfall deciles below.

 

Maximum temperature

Maximum temperatures across Victoria started off a little cooler than average during the early part of the month, but warmer conditions in the weeks following resulted in maximum temperatures that were above average across most of the state.

Maximum temperatures in Victoria during November have generally been between 1 and 4 degrees warmer than average, with temperatures in the northwest up to 5 degrees above average, whilst East Gippsland and the West Coast remained close to normal.

The hottest days were 43.0°C at Echuca Aerodrome on the 20th, and 43.0°C at Kerang on the 20th. The warmest days on average were 30.5°C at Mildura Airport, followed by 30.5°C at Swan Hill Aerodrome. The coolest days on average were 12.9°C at Mt Hotham. The coldest day was 1.2°C at Mt Baw Baw on the 5th.

Some sites had their highest November temperature on record.

Some sites had their highest November mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years.

There is a map of maximum temperature anomalies below.

 

Minimum temperature

Minimum temperatures have been warmer than normal by between 1 and 3 degrees across most of the state.

The coldest night was −2.6°C at Mt Hotham on the 6th. The coolest nights on average were 5.7°C at Mt Hotham. The warmest nights on average were 15.0°C at Mildura Airport. The warmest night was 25.7°C at Mildura Airport on the 20th.

Some sites had their warmest November night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record.

Some sites had their highest November mean daily minimum temperature on record.

Some sites had their highest November mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years.

There is a map of minimum temperature anomalies below.

 

Wind

The strongest wind gusts were 102 km/h at Cape Nelson Lighthouse on the 4th, and 102 km/h at Grampians (Mount William) on the 4th.

 

Further information

Ceri Lovitt
Climate Meteorologist
Victoria Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (03) 9669 4956
Email climate.vic@bom.gov.au

Extremes

Hottest day
Highest temperature
43.0°C at Echuca Aerodrome on the 20th
43.0°C at Kerang on the 20th
Warmest days on average
Highest mean daily maximum temperature
30.5°C at Mildura Airport
30.5°C at Swan Hill Aerodrome
Coolest days on average
Lowest mean daily maximum temperature
12.9°C at Mt Hotham
Coldest day
Lowest daily maximum temperature
1.2°C at Mt Baw Baw on the 5th
Coldest night
Lowest temperature
−2.6°C at Mt Hotham on the 6th
Coolest nights on average
Lowest mean daily minimum temperature
5.7°C at Mt Hotham
Warmest nights on average
Highest mean daily minimum temperature
15.0°C at Mildura Airport
Warmest night
Highest daily minimum temperature
25.7°C at Mildura Airport on the 20th
Wettest overall
Highest total rainfall
230.2 mm at Mount Buller
Driest overall
Lowest total rainfall
15.4 mm at Charlton
Wettest day
Highest daily rainfall
109.8 mm at Weeaproinah on the 4th
Highest wind gust
102 km/h at Cape Nelson Lighthouse on the 4th
102 km/h at Grampians (Mount William) on the 4th

Maps

Anomaly in mean maximum temperature

Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature

Anomaly in mean minimum temperature

Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature

Rainfall deciles

Map of Rainfall deciles


Records

Record highest total November rainfall
Total rainfall
for November 2007 (mm)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Normal for
November
Ararat Prison 81.0 79.6 in 1992 39 44.9
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 117.8 113.4 in 1992 26 54.8
Hamilton Airport 101.6 99.6 in 2001 25 50.6
Edi Upper 173.2 164.0 in 1992 23 83.8

Highest total November rainfall for at least 20 years
Total rainfall
for November 2007 (mm)
Most recent higher
for November
Years since
higher
Normal for
November
Heywood Forestry 136.6 145.5 in 1952 54 58.8
Casterton Showgrounds 114.4 126.4 in 1977 30 48.1
Nhill 54.2 56.2 in 1979 28 30.3
Horsham Polkemmet Rd 57.0 72.6 in 1983 24 33.4
Mount Buller 230.2 386.3 in 1952 20 128.6



Record highest November temperature
Highest temperature
in November 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Normal for
November
Echuca Aerodrome 43.0 on the 20th 41.6 on the 26th in 1997 51 25.9
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 36.7 on the 20th 36.1 on the 23rd in 1966 51 17.0
Kerang 43.0 on the 20th 42.6 on the 25th in 1997 44 26.6
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 40.3 on the 20th 40.2 on the 17th in 1980 43 24.4
Mount Buller 24.1 on the 20th 22.8 on the 21st in 2006 21 11.9



Highest November mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for November 2007 (°C)
Most recent higher
for November
Years since
higher
Normal for
November
Horsham Polkemmet Rd 28.9 29.2 in 1908 89 24.7
Echuca Aerodrome 29.4 30.0 in 1982 25 25.9
Lake Eildon 26.5 27.4 in 1982 25 23.1
Longerenong 28.9 29.2 in 1982 25 24.4
Maryborough 27.0 28.6 in 1982 25 23.6
Melbourne Airport 24.2 26.2 in 1982 25 21.7
Mildura Airport 30.5 31.5 in 1982 25 27.3
Nhill 28.9 29.0 in 1982 25 24.9
Ouyen (Post Office) 30.4 31.7 in 1982 25 27.2
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 27.6 28.7 in 1982 25 24.4
Kerang 30.3 30.4 in 1982 23 26.6
Noojee (Slivar) 22.4 24.2 in 1982 23 20.4
Castlemaine Prison 26.0 27.7 in 1982 22 22.4
Scoresby Research Institute 24.1 25.1 in 1982 22 21.1
Walpeup Research 30.2 31.2 in 1982 22 26.5
Warracknabeal Museum 29.3 30.1 in 1982 22 25.5



Record highest November daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in November 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Normal for
November
Rutherglen Research 22.9 on the 21st 22.9 on the 25th in 2002 89 8.6
Scoresby Research Institute 25.6 on the 20th 24.5 on the 23rd in 1997 40 10.2
Ararat Prison 20.8 on the 20th 20.4 on the 18th in 1987 39 7.5
Wangaratta Aero 22.9 on the 21st 20.2 on the 19th in 1987 21 9.1



Record highest November mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for November 2007 (°C)
Previous highest
for November
Years of
record
Normal for
November
Ararat Prison 10.4 10.4 in 2000 39 7.5
Essendon Airport 12.7 11.9 in 2005 38 9.6
Mount Buller 7.2 6.9 in 2000 21 4.3

Highest November mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for November 2007 (°C)
Most recent higher
for November
Years since
higher
Normal for
November
Kerang 13.8 13.9 in 1933 67 11.2



Summaries

In this table, key sites have been highlighted to make them easier to find. This table is very wide and may not fit if printed.

Summary statistics for November 2007
Maximum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for November
(°C)
Rainfall
for November
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2007
Diff
from
normal
Highest for
November
2007
Mean for
November
2007
Diff
from
normal
Lowest for
November
2007
Total for
November
2007
Normal
for
November
Rank of
November
2007
Fraction of
November
normal
North Mallee (district 76)
Mildura Airport 30.5 +3.1 41.4 20th 15.0 +2.6 8.5 5th 27.8 24.1 high 115%
Ouyen 30.4 +3.2 41.7 19th 13.9 +2.6 8.0 5th 64.1 27.3 very high 235%
Walpeup Research 30.2 +3.6 41.1 19th 14.0 +2.9 7.4 5th 38.8 26.9 high 144%
South Mallee (district 77)
Hopetoun Airport 30.4 41.0 19th 12.4 7.5 5th 48.2
Swan Hill Aerodrome 30.5 +2.9 42.9 20th 13.3 +2.2 7.5 5th 27.4 45.7 normal 60%
North Wimmera (district 78)
Nhill 28.9 +4.0 40.0 19th 10.1 +0.9 4.6 6th 54.2 30.3 high 179%
Nhill Aerodrome 28.9 40.7 19th 11.2 5.3 6th 53.0
Warracknabeal Museum 29.3 +3.8 40.0 19th 12.6 +2.7 7.6 6th 45.0 30.5 high 148%
South Wimmera (district 79)
Edenhope Airport 26.0 37.0 19th 10.4 5.9 5th 42.6
Grampians 18.2 28.7 19th 8.8 1.7 6th 115.4
Horsham Aerodrome 28.5 +2.8 38.0 19th 9.8 +1.8 4.0 5th 40.2 31.0 high 130%
Horsham Polkemmet Rd 28.9 +4.2 39.2 19th 10.1 +0.7 4.5 6th 57.0 33.4 high 171%
Kanagulk 26.1 38.1 19th 10.0 5.3 11th 45.8
Longerenong 28.9 +4.5 40.2 19th 10.7 +1.8 6.5 5th 45.2 30.3 high 149%
Stawell Aerodrome 25.9 +2.6 36.6 19th 11.2 +2.0 7.2 6th 98.2 43.7 very high 225%
Lower North (district 80)
Charlton 29.5 39.4 20th 13.0 8.0 5th 15.4
Echuca Aerodrome 29.4 +3.5 43.0 20th 12.8 +1.8 6.5 6th 40.2 30.7 high 131%
Kerang 30.3 +3.7 43.0 20th 13.8 +2.6 8.4 6th 36.2 28.0 high 129%
Kyabram DPI 28.4 +3.7 41.0 20th 12.7 +2.7 7.3 6th 39.6 35.4 normal 112%
Upper North (district 81)
Bendigo Airport 27.6 +3.9 38.6 20th 11.9 +2.9 7.4 6th 44.8 43.4 normal 103%
Shepparton Airport 28.6 +3.1 41.1 20th 12.4 +2.5 5.1 6th 50.8 47.4 normal 107%
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 27.6 +3.2 40.3 20th 11.9 +1.8 5.7 6th 37.8 39.0 normal 97%
Yarrawonga 29.6 +3.2 41.5 20th 13.8 +3.2 7.0 6th 41.2 41.2 normal 100%
Lower Northeast (district 82)
Beechworth Woolshed 27.7 +3.6 37.9 20th 11.4 +3.3 3.5 6th 58.0 57.9 normal 100%
Benalla Airport 28.2 39.8 20th 12.7 5.7 6th 69.2
Corryong Airport 27.8 37.3 20th 10.6 4.1 8th 66.0
Dartmouth Reservoir 26.0 +2.4 35.6 20th 11.4 +2.0 6.4 10th 68.2 66.4 normal 103%
Hunters Hill 21.9 +2.7 31.9 20th 12.2 +2.9 4.1 6th 97.6 94.8 normal 103%
Rutherglen Research 28.9 +3.7 39.6 20th 12.2 +3.6 3.7 6th 42.0 44.4 normal 95%
Strathbogie 23.8 +2.6 34.6 20th 9.3 +2.0 3.9 8th 72.4 63.5 normal 114%
Wangaratta Aero 28.5 +3.3 39.4 20th 11.8 +2.6 4.8 6th 52.8 53.4 normal 99%
Upper Northeast (district 83)
Dinner Plain 18.3 28.4 20th 6.4 0.9 9th 104.2
Edi Upper 26.0 +2.7 36.1 20th 11.4 +2.1 5.6 6th 173.2 83.8 highest 207%
Falls Creek 14.4 +2.4 23.1 20th 6.4 +2.7 −1.7 6th 169.0 112.0 high 151%
Mount Buller 14.6 +2.7 24.1 20th 7.2 +2.9 −1.4 5th 230.2 128.6 high 179%
Mt Hotham 12.9 +2.1 21.5 20th 5.7 +2.3 −2.6 6th 157.8 130.1 normal 121%
Omeo 21.9 33.8 20th 9.0 3.2 9th 133.8
Omeo Comparison 22.1 +0.8 33.4 20th 9.1 +2.6 2.9 10th 133.4 65.0 very high 205%
East Gippsland (district 84)
Combienbar AWS 21.5 +1.0 37.3 20th 11.4 +2.1 5.9 6th 172.0 114.6 high 150%
Gabo Island Lighthouse 18.9 +0.8 24.1 17th 13.7 +1.0 9.2 7th 51.6 69.9 normal 74%
Gelantipy 19.4 +0.8 32.7 20th 9.7 +2.3 4.4 7th 107.6 93.2 high 115%
Lakes Entrance 20.5 38.3 20th 11.8 7.2 10th 72.4
Mallacoota 20.2 0 30.5 20th 12.9 +1.4 7.9 8th 169.6 89.5 very high 189%
Mt Nowa Nowa 20.5 −0.1 38.7 20th 12.0 +1.7 7.5 6th 15.6 75.3 very low 21%
Orbost 21.6 39.0 20th 12.3 8.4 9th 106.6
Orbost 22.1 +0.6 38.5 20th 11.7 +1.6 7.2 9th 92.6 71.7 high 129%
Point Hicks 20.7 +0.6 33.6 20th 13.5 +0.9 9.6 6th 138.5 80.8 high 171%
West Gippsland (district 85)
Bairnsdale Airport 21.6 +0.1 38.6 20th 11.6 +2.2 6.1 9th 107.4 81.4 high 132%
East Sale Airport 22.3 +1.2 38.9 20th 11.8 +2.4 7.5 9th 112.8 62.2 very high 181%
Morwell 23.2 +1.6 37.3 20th 10.9 +1.6 5.6 10th 84.4 75.5 normal 112%
Mt Baw Baw 14.2 25.0 20th 6.7 −1.2 5th 177.8
Mt Moornapa 20.6 0 37.2 20th 11.3 +1.9 6.4 5th 197.8 109.9 very high 180%
Noojee 22.4 +2.0 33.4 19th 9.8 +1.6 3.5 6th 119.0 99.4 normal 120%
Pound Creek 20.8 33.5 20th 10.8 4.7 5th 65.2
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 18.2 +1.3 36.7 20th 13.0 +1.8 10.0 6th 59.8 68.0 normal 88%
Yarram Airport 21.5 36.9 20th 10.7 4.6 10th 98.6
East Central (district 86)
Bundoora 24.4 +2.3 37.8 19th 12.5 +2.1 5.8 6th 65.1 66.5 normal 98%
Cerberus 21.6 +1.7 35.6 20th 12.0 +1.7 5.3 9th 70.8 55.4 normal 128%
Coldstream 25.0 +2.8 35.4 20th 10.1 +1.9 2.0 6th 67.6 65.5 normal 103%
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 22.6 +2.0 34.1 20th 11.7 +1.5 6.5 9th 78.4 72.6 normal 108%
Essendon Airport 24.3 +2.9 37.1 19th 12.7 +3.1 5.3 6th 63.8 57.4 high 111%
Ferny Creek 20.2 +2.6 30.4 19th 10.5 +1.8 5.2 5th 109.4 98.8 normal 111%
Frankston AWS 22.4 +2.7 34.3 19th 13.5 +1.8 9.5 5th
Melbourne Airport 24.2 +2.6 35.9 20th 12.3 +2.2 5.6 6th 74.0 59.4 high 125%
Melbourne Regional Office 24.4 +2.6 36.9 19th 14.3 +0.6 8.9 6th 68.0 58.1 high 117%
Moorabbin Airport 23.2 +1.9 36.0 19th 12.5 +1.7 7.0 5th 73.6 61.6 normal 119%
Phillip Island Penguin Reserve 20.4 +0.6 32.8 20th 11.9 +1.7 5.4 16th 78.2 59.4 high 132%
Rhyll 21.4 +1.8 32.5 20th 13.4 +1.6 10.5 5th 44.0 56.1 normal 78%
Scoresby Research Institute 24.1 +3.0 35.5 20th 12.1 +1.9 5.6 8th 79.4 79.9 normal 99%
Viewbank 25.1 37.6 20th 12.5 5.3 6th 72.6
Wallan 22.3 +3.6 34.8 20th 10.6 +2.2 4.3 5th 55.2 61.8 normal 89%
Wonthaggi 21.3 +1.5 34.3 20th 11.8 +1.6 7.2 5th 74.6 69.1 normal 108%
West Central (district 87)
Avalon Airport 23.0 +1.2 36.7 20th 12.3 +2.1 7.7 9th 89.6 44.0 very high 204%
Geelong Airport 21.3 +0.9 35.6 20th 11.2 +1.9 6.2 9th 105.0 52.4 very high 200%
Laverton RAAF 23.4 +2.0 37.3 20th 12.9 +2.9 7.7 9th 71.8 51.3 high 140%
Point Wilson 20.2 +0.9 31.3 20th 13.8 +1.1 9.8 11th
Sheoaks 22.6 +2.3 34.1 19th 10.7 +2.1 4.7 9th 117.6 62.8 high 187%
North Central (district 88)
Castlemaine Prison 26.0 +3.6 37.2 20th 11.0 +2.1 5.5 6th 59.6 45.0 high 132%
Eildon Fire Tower 23.5 +3.3 35.1 20th 11.4 +2.2 6.4 6th 77.8 47.5 high 164%
Lake Eildon 26.5 +3.4 38.0 20th 11.3 +2.3 6.1 6th 115.8 65.5 high 177%
Mangalore Airport 27.7 +3.6 40.7 20th 12.2 +2.5 5.2 5th 40.6 46.4 normal 88%
Maryborough 27.0 +3.4 36.0 19th 11.7 +2.3 8.0 4th 74.7 37.6 high 199%
Redesdale 27.0 +4.2 37.7 20th 10.6 +2.7 6.3 6th 36.0 39.9 normal 90%
Western Plains (district 89)
Ararat Prison 24.3 +3.3 35.0 19th 10.4 +2.9 4.1 11th 81.0 44.9 highest 180%
Ballarat Aerodrome 22.8 +3.3 32.7 19th 10.0 +2.3 4.5 11th 83.2 55.2 high 151%
Westmere 23.5 34.6 19th 9.1 2.2 11th 77.4
West Coast (district 90)
Aireys Inlet 19.7 +0.5 33.2 18th 12.0 +1.3 8.3 11th 138.0 61.5 very high 224%
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 17.8 −0.4 27.2 16th 12.3 +0.5 7.4 11th 87.4 44.3 very high 197%
Cape Otway Lighthouse 18.2 +0.4 29.4 19th 12.1 +1.4 8.0 10th 33.4 63.5 low 53%
Casterton 22.8 33.0 19th 9.8 4.8 11th 106.6
Casterton Showgrounds 23.6 +2.0 33.1 19th 9.9 +1.2 4.8 11th 114.4 48.1 very high 238%
Colac 21.2 31.6 19th 10.4 7.5 6th 86.4
Hamilton Airport 22.4 +1.9 32.9 19th 9.4 +1.5 5.2 6th 101.6 50.6 highest 201%
Mortlake Racecourse 21.8 +1.6 31.6 16th 9.0 +1.5 2.5 6th 84.0 52.7 high 159%
Port Fairy AWS 19.4 −0.1 31.1 19th 12.1 +1.2 6.3 11th 91.0 48.3 high 188%
Portland 18.4 0 27.9 19th 10.8 +1.2 6.6 11th 117.8 54.8 highest 215%
Warrnambool Airport Ndb 19.9 −0.1 31.5 16th 9.3 +0.8 3.0 9th 107.0 59.1 high 181%
Weeaproinah 18.2 +2.2 28.5 16th 9.6 +1.5 5.6 12th 179.4 139.1 high 129%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 1 pm on Monday 3 December 2007. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Normals are long-term means based on observations from the years 1895 to date. They are not shown for sites with less than 10 years of record in that time, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.
The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of "normal" 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, normal in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9 and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of normal shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.

Further information

Ceri Lovitt
Climate Meteorologist
Victoria Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (03) 9669 4956
Email climate.vic@bom.gov.au