Monday, 3 November 2008 - Monthly Climate Summary for Victoria - Product code IDCKGC26R0

Victoria in 1 October to 31 October 2008

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

Rainfall totals

Rainfall summary statistics for 1 October to 31 October 2008
Total
for
1 October to 31 October 2008
Normal
for
1 October to 31 October
Decile
for
1 October to 31 October 2008
Ranking
for
1 October to 31 October 2008
Rainy days
for
1 October to 31 October 2008
North Mallee (district 76)
Annuello 4.4 31.8 2 low 3
Mildura Airport 3.0 30.0 1 very low 2
Murrayville 15.6 33.7 4 average 5
Ouyen (Post Office) 8.8 35.0 2 low 3
Walpeup Research 7.2 34.4 2 low 3
Werrimull 1.6 29.3 1 very low 1
South Mallee (district 77)
Berriwillock 8.0 36.7 2 low 2
Beulah 5.0 37.4 1 very low 1
Birchip (Woodlands) 5.6 36.2 2 low 2
Culgoa 6.3 36.3 2 low 1
Hopetoun (Wirrbibial Downs) 5.8 24.6 3 low 2
Narraport 5.6 36.7 2 low 2
Patchewollock 7.6 35.8 2 low 2
Quambatook 8.3 38.6 2 low 4
Sea Lake (Post Office) 8.2 33.8 2 low 2
Swan Hill Aerodrome 7.6 21.3 4 average 4
Woomelang (Post Office) 6.6 34.8 2 low 4
North Wimmera (district 78)
Dimboola 8.8 40.9 1 very low 3
Donald 6.6 38.4 2 low 5
Jeparit 6.0 37.1 1 very low 3
Kaniva 6.6 43.1 1 very low 3
Nhill 7.0 40.5 1 very low 14
Warracknabeal Museum 9.0 41.1 2 low 6
Yanac North 7.0 40.0 1 very low 3
South Wimmera (district 79)
Apsley (Post Office) 15.4 53.8 1 low 12
Drung Drung 9.4 43.7 1 very low 3
Goroke (Post Office) 6.0 49.5 1 very low 1
Harrow (Post Office) 8.0 55.7 1 very low 6
Horsham Polkemmet Rd 6.4 42.6 1 very low 5
Longerenong 6.8 42.6 1 very low 6
Natimuk 6.4 43.6 1 very low 4
Navarre 9.6 50.9 1 very low 2
Rupanyup (Post Office) 9.6 44.0 2 low 4
St Arnaud 7.8 48.4 1 very low 2
Stawell Aerodrome 7.2 30.1 4 average 4
Lower North (district 80)
Boort 2.8 39.4 1 very low 1
Canary Island 5.8 36.0 2 low 1
Charlton (Donald St) 7.2 40.2 2 low 3
Cobram (Goulburn Murray) 5.4 41.5 1 very low 3
Echuca Aerodrome 7.2 42.6 1 very low 3
Kerang 9.0 37.8 2 low 2
Korong Vale (Burnbank) 5.0 45.6 1 very low 1
Kyabram DPI 6.8 41.2 1 very low 6
Rochester 12.4 43.6 2 low 5
St Arnaud (Coonooer Bridge) 7.8 42.4 1 low 4
Wedderburn (Post Office) 7.6 44.8 2 low 4
Upper North (district 81)
Avoca 5.4 43.5 1 very low 6
Bendigo Airport 8.6 43.6 2 low 6
Dookie Agricultural College 12.0 53.7 2 low 4
Dunolly 8.4 47.4 1 very low 5
Elmore 5.0 44.9 1 very low 3
Eppalock Reservoir 6.6 48.0 1 low 4
Inglewood (Post Office) 9.0 43.4 2 low 6
Murchison 3.6 51.5 1 very low 1
Nagambie (Goulburn Weir) 9.0 49.6 1 very low 3
Natte Yallock 5.8 44.8 1 very low 4
Raywood 5.6 39.7 2 low 3
Rushworth 6.2 49.0 1 very low 3
Stanhope 4.8 44.5 1 very low 2
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 5.2 47.7 1 very low 5
Tungamah 9.4 49.3 2 low 3
Yarrawonga 9.0 32.7 3 low 3
Lower Northeast (district 82)
Beechworth Woolshed 10.8 66.9 2 low 3
Burrowye Station 19.4 76.5 2 low 4
Chiltern (Post Office) 12.3 65.7 1 very low 3
Dartmouth Reservoir 16.0 99.6 1 very low 5
Eldorado 11.6 66.8 1 very low 3
Euroa 6.0 61.9 1 very low 3
Hunters Hill 26.6 95.9 2 low 5
Koetong 21.4 101.6 1 very low 3
Lima East (Charnwood) 9.4 64.4 1 low 6
Lima South (Lake Nillahcootie) 2.4 83.7 1 very low 2
Mitta Mitta Forestry 11.6 100.6 1 very low 4
Myrtleford 9.4 66.0 2 low 3
Nariel Creek (Simpson) 15.4 100.4 1 very low 4
Rutherglen Research 9.8 58.6 1 very low 4
Strathbogie 13.6 84.9 1 very low 5
Tallangatta DCNR 18.9 78.6 2 low 3
Walwa 21.5 78.9 2 low 3
Wangaratta Aero 8.6 56.8 2 low 2
Warrenbayne 6.0 73.6 1 very low 2
Yackandandah 9.0 89.6 1 very low 2
Upper Northeast (district 83)
Edi Upper 10.4 82.0 1 very low 7
Eurobin 12.4 106.1 1 very low 4
Falls Creek (Rocky Valley) 40.9 235.4 1 very low 13
Harrietville 18.4 138.0 1 very low 5
Lake Buffalo 10.0 95.8 1 very low 2
Mansfield (Post Office) 9.6 70.7 1 very low 5
Mount Buller 37.6 175.7 L lowest 7
Omeo Comparison 11.8 70.1 1 very low 6
Whitlands (Burder's Lane) 13.6 127.0 1 very low 7
Woods Point 52.4 141.5 1 very low 8
East Gippsland (district 84)
Bonang 35.8 82.7 1 very low 5
Bruthen (Post Office) 20.1 75.1 1 very low 7
Buchan 22.4 78.5 1 very low 8
Cabbage Tree Creek 40.4 91.8 1 very low 7
Cann River 47.4 82.2 3 average 8
Club Terrace 54.6 86.9 3 low 10
Combienbar AWS 56.4 82.9 2 low 10
Dellicknora (Tellicura) 26.2 69.3 1 very low 4
Ensay 23.2 66.5 1 very low 6
Gabo Island Lighthouse 17.6 76.4 1 very low 11
Gelantipy 29.2 56.3 2 low 10
Genoa (Fools Haven) 41.6 81.1 3 low 17
Mallacoota 30.6 74.5 1 very low 10
Orbost (Comparison) 33.2 76.6 2 low 10
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 20.4 75.8 1 very low 8
Swifts Creek 4.4 64.4 1 very low 1
Tubbut 17.8 60.6 1 very low 5
West Gippsland (district 85)
Bairnsdale Airport 12.6 58.3 1 very low 6
Drouin Bowling Club 36.2 106.5 1 very low 10
East Sale Airport 5.2 58.3 L lowest 5
Erica (Parkers Corner) 41.4 112.7 1 very low 9
Foster Hoddle 35.4 99.6 2 low 8
Glenmaggie Weir 10.2 61.4 1 very low 4
Jindivick 47.8 127.0 1 very low 12
Labertouche 36.1 104.5 1 very low 8
Lindenow 14.6 65.3 1 very low 4
Maffra 8.4 52.5 1 very low 6
Mirboo North Water Board 38.0 94.9 1 very low 11
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 20.0 70.7 1 very low 4
Mount Moornapa 20.2 85.4 2 low 7
Mount Tamboritha 28.0 75.2 2 low 7
Murderers Hill 27.2 82.4 2 low 8
Noojee (Slivar) 47.4 113.0 1 very low 10
Toora 31.4 90.2 1 very low 7
Valencia Creek (Little Plain) 13.8 65.4 1 very low 5
Willow Grove 32.8 94.0 1 very low 8
Willow Grove (Blue Rock Reservoir) 24.4 79.0 1 very low 8
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 27.0 92.7 1 very low 10
East Central (district 86)
Brighton (Dendy Park Bowling Club) 19.8 67.5 1 very low 3
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 19.0 64.7 1 very low 6
Cerberus 21.8 66.0 1 very low 9
Cheltenham Kingston Centre 18.0 74.7 1 very low 6
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 26.1 77.0 L lowest 11
Croydon (Council Depot) 24.8 83.2 1 very low 9
Eltham 21.4 73.5 1 very low 8
Epping 13.2 66.2 1 very low 5
Essendon Airport 9.2 59.8 1 very low 7
Flemington Racecourse 11.0 60.4 1 very low 5
Glen Waverley (Golf Course) 15.8 80.0 1 very low 5
Kinglake West 36.4 96.8 2 low 6
Lilydale 24.6 91.2 1 very low 5
Melbourne Airport 10.6 53.9 1 very low 6
Melbourne Regional Office 14.2 66.2 1 very low 7
Mitcham 18.4 83.7 L lowest 7
Monbulk (Bulb Farm) 30.5 120.9 L lowest 7
Moorabbin Airport 18.2 70.5 1 very low 10
Mornington 13.7 69.8 1 very low 7
Oakleigh (Metropolitan Golf Club) 19.8 74.9 1 very low 9
Phillip Island Penguin Reserve 18.9 63.1 1 very low 7
Prahran (Como House) 12.2 65.4 1 very low 11
Preston Reservoir 17.4 66.6 1 very low 7
Rosebud (Country Club) 16.0 72.0 1 very low 7
Scoresby Research Institute 23.4 84.0 1 very low 9
Springvale Necropolis 25.6 82.8 1 very low 5
Toorourrong Reservoir (Toorourrong) 21.4 80.4 1 very low 8
Ventnor (Oaklands) 21.4 75.2 1 very low 9
Warburton (O'Shannassy Reservoir) 47.0 144.3 1 very low 10
Warrandyte 20.6 79.2 1 very low 6
Wonthaggi 32.8 87.1 1 very low 13
Yan Yean 20.4 67.9 1 very low 8
West Central (district 87)
Altona (City Offices) 3.8 57.4 1 very low 2
Avalon Airport 10.2 50.4 1 very low 7
Ballan 12.4 74.4 1 very low 5
Bannockburn 14.8 53.2 1 very low 10
Blackwood 19.8 96.0 1 very low 6
Durdidwarrah 15.2 69.9 1 very low 11
Grovedale (Geelong Airport) 11.2 54.8 L lowest 9
Lancefield 12.4 67.9 1 very low 9
Laverton RAAF 17.4 56.8 1 very low 8
Meredith 6.4 70.1 L lowest 1
Meredith (Darra) 12.0 70.2 1 very low 8
Sunbury (Salesian College ) 11.2 62.4 1 very low 10
North Central (district 88)
Alexandra (Post Office) 21.6 68.0 1 very low 6
Avenel (Post Office) 18.8 55.5 2 low 3
Cairn Curran Reservoir 6.8 53.9 1 very low 4
Castlemaine Prison 16.6 59.0 2 low 6
Clunes 5.8 55.1 1 very low 5
Daylesford 18.6 79.7 1 very low 6
Eildon Fire Tower 17.8 50.1 2 low 7
Heathcote 9.2 53.1 1 very low 5
Kinglake West (Wallaby Creek) 34.0 112.6 1 very low 11
Kyneton 10.6 71.8 1 very low 7
Lake Eildon 26.6 79.3 1 low 7
Mangalore Airport 10.4 47.5 2 low 5
Maryborough 10.9 49.4 1 very low 6
Marysville (Post Office) 42.4 129.8 1 very low 8
Redesdale 9.0 52.8 1 very low 6
Seymour Shire Depot 10.6 54.3 1 very low 5
Strath Creek 13.4 61.6 2 low 7
Trentham (Post Office) 21.0 97.2 1 very low 9
Yea Bowling Club 15.2 61.4 1 very low 7
Western Plains (district 89)
Ararat Prison 6.4 58.1 1 very low 7
Ballarat Aerodrome 10.0 67.5 1 very low 9
Balmoral (Post Office) 11.8 59.0 1 very low 7
Beaufort 13.2 67.6 1 very low 8
Cavendish (Post Office) 8.2 61.6 1 very low 9
Cressy 13.0 55.5 1 very low 9
Derrinallum (Post Office) 13.6 66.2 1 very low 11
Dunkeld 15.6 66.5 1 very low 10
Glenthompson 11.8 58.4 1 very low 4
Lismore (Post Office) 12.8 62.5 1 very low 11
Rokewood (Wurrook South) 5.5 59.2 1 very low 2
Skipton Post Office 13.8 61.2 1 very low 5
Wickliffe 8.2 55.8 1 very low 6
Willaura (Main Street) 9.4 53.6 1 very low 6
West Coast (district 90)
Aireys Inlet 9.6 60.6 L lowest 9
Apollo Bay 28.2 99.4 1 very low 15
Beeac (Post Office) 10.1 63.2 1 very low 9
Birregurra (Post Office) 16.6 65.8 1 very low 9
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 22.4 54.4 2 low 15
Cape Otway Lighthouse 34.2 79.7 1 very low 14
Caramut 23.5 61.1 1 low 10
Casterton Showgrounds 12.8 58.1 L lowest 11
Cobden (Post Office) 25.6 78.7 1 very low 32
Coleraine Hospital 13.5 59.7 1 very low 9
Forrest State Forest 23.8 100.7 1 very low 20
Hamilton Airport 15.2 58.3 1 very low 13
Hawkesdale (Post Office) 19.6 65.3 1 very low 14
Heywood Forestry 16.6 70.9 L lowest 7
Merino 16.4 70.3 1 very low 6
Mortlake Racecourse 15.8 50.3 L lowest 13
Nelson 20.6 62.0 1 very low 12
Penshurst (Post Office) 17.0 68.1 1 very low 11
Port Campbell Post Office 34.2 82.3 1 very low 13
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 32.2 61.3 2 low 17
Terang 24.6 71.8 1 very low 6
Warrnambool Airport NDB 26.8 63.1 2 low 18
Weeaproinah 70.4 174.5 1 very low 24
Winchelsea (Post Office) 6.6 55.2 1 very low 2

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Monday 3 November 2008. 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 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 ("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

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