Monday, 2 November 2009 - Monthly Climate Summary for Victoria - Product code IDCKGC26R0

Victoria in October 2009

Dry, except in East Gippsland;

Cool in the south, warmer inland.

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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 October daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in October 2009 (°C)
Previous highest
for October
Years of
record
Average for
October
Maryborough 18.6 on the 30th 17.4 on the 13th in 2004 45 7.2



Summaries

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Summary statistics for October 2009
Maximum temperatures
for October
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for October
(°C)
Rainfall
for October
(millimetres)
Mean for
October
2009
Diff
from
average
Highest for
October
2009
Mean for
October
2009
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
October
2009
Total for
October
2009
Average
for
October
Rank of
October
2009
Fraction of
October
average
North Mallee (district 76)
Mildura Airport 24.3 +0.5 38.2 31st 10.3 +0.6 3.2 7th 10.4 29.5 low 35%
Ouyen 23.6 −0.1 37.8 31st 9.4 +0.6 3.0 8th 19.8 34.8 average 57%
Walpeup Research 23.6 +0.5 37.9 31st 9.0 +0.2 2.1 7th 21.0 33.7 average 62%
South Mallee (district 77)
Hopetoun Airport 23.8   38.4 31st 7.4   0.2 18th 6.4
Swan Hill Aerodrome 23.8 0.0 36.3 31st 8.8 +1.1 3.0 18th 13.6 19.0 average 72%
North Wimmera (district 78)
Nhill Aerodrome 21.5   35.8 31st 6.7   0.6 7th 11.2
Warracknabeal Museum 22.1 +0.3 36.5 31st 7.3 −0.3 0.6 8th 10.4 39.3 low 26%
South Wimmera (district 79)
Edenhope Airport 19.3   32.9 30th 7.2   1.5 7th 31.4
Grampians 10.7   25.0 31st 3.1   −1.6 7th 73.8
Horsham Aerodrome 20.8 −0.7 34.4 30th 4.9 −0.5 −0.2 7th 21.2 32.6 average 65%
Horsham Polkemmet Rd 21.7 +0.7 35.6 31st 5.1 −2.1 0.5 8th 22.8 43.6 low 52%
Kanagulk 18.9   32.6 30th 6.7   2.7 9th 24.4
Longerenong 20.7 −0.1 35.4 31st 5.5 −1.2 −0.5 8th 22.4 42.1 low 53%
Pyrenees 13.9   28.8 31st 5.5   0.2 7th 34.8
Stawell Aerodrome 19.7 +0.1 32.7 31st 7.8 +0.7 2.4 10th 19.8 35.1 average 56%
Lower North (district 80)
Charlton 22.9   36.3 31st 7.2   −0.2 8th 22.2
Echuca Aerodrome 23.0 +1.0 34.3 31st 7.8 −0.8 1.8 9th 20.6 42.4 low 49%
Kerang 23.5 +0.8 35.5 31st 9.0 +0.3 3.5 7th 17.4 37.5 low 46%
Kyabram DPI 22.8 +1.6 35.5 31st 7.7 +0.2 1.1 9th 18.4 40.7 average 45%
Upper North (district 81)
Bendigo Airport 20.4 +0.1 33.2 31st 7.3 +1.0 1.6 18th 33.6 39.1 average 86%
Shepparton Airport 22.6 +0.9 34.8 31st 7.0 −0.1 −0.4 9th 20.6 32.0 average 64%
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 21.8 +0.9 34.1 31st 6.9 −0.7 0.3 9th 17.8 47.3 low 38%
Yarrawonga 23.0 +0.8 34.4 31st 7.1 −0.1 1.4 9th 18.4 32.9 average 56%
Lower Northeast (district 82)
Benalla Airport 21.0   32.5 31st 6.1   0.0 8th 30.0
Corryong Airport 20.3   29.5 31st 5.0   −0.4 9th 47.2
Dartmouth Reservoir 19.2 −1.1 30.2 31st 7.0 +0.3 3.2 16th 91.0 99.3 average 92%
Rutherglen Research 21.8 +0.9 31.9 31st 5.0 −1.3 −0.9 10th 55.6 57.7 average 96%
Strathbogie 17.4 −0.4 28.1 31st 5.2 0.0 0.1 10th 54.6 85.8 low 64%
Wangaratta Aero 21.3 +0.1 32.0 31st 5.6 −0.8 0.3 9th 32.0 50.2 average 64%
Upper Northeast (district 83)
Dinner Plain 12.4   23.2 31st 1.9   −3.4 10th 108.0 73.0 high 148%
Falls Creek 7.2 −1.7 18.0 30th 0.9 −0.5 −5.8 8th 98.0 113.6 average 86%
Mount Buller 7.9 −0.5 19.1 31st 1.4 +0.1 −5.3 8th 141.2 145.8 average 97%
Mount Hotham 6.0 −1.1 16.6 31st 0.0 −0.5 −6.1 8th 122.4 116.4 average 105%
Omeo 15.9   25.7 31st 5.4   0.2 7th 127.2
East Gippsland (district 84)
Combienbar AWS 16.5 −1.7 29.1 31st 7.1 −0.7 1.4 7th 151.2 94.5 high 160%
Gabo Island Lighthouse 16.8 −0.3 24.2 1st 11.2 +0.1 6.4 7th 95.6 75.2 high 127%
Gelantipy 14.4 −1.9 26.3 30th 5.7 0.0 0.0 7th 120.2 67.2 high 179%
Lakes Entrance 17.8   30.0 20th 9.3   5.0 11th 71.6
Mallacoota 17.7 −1.2 26.7 31st 9.8 +0.2 5.5 11th 119.6 80.3 high 149%
Mount Nowa Nowa 16.9 −2.1 30.7 31st 8.3 −0.6 4.0 8th 119.2 64.9 very high 184%
Orbost 18.1   30.2 31st 9.0   3.6 11th 108.8
Orbost 18.9 −1.0 31.4 31st 8.2 −0.1 2.8 11th 100.4 76.8 high 131%
Point Hicks 17.8 −0.7 28.5 31st 10.5 −0.5 7.0 7th 120.0 76.7 high 156%
West Gippsland (district 85)
Bairnsdale Airport 18.4 −1.3 31.6 31st 7.6 +0.2 1.8 27th 84.8 59.1 high 143%
East Sale Airport 18.7 −0.5 32.3 31st 7.6 +0.2 3.2 11th 43.8 58.1 average 75%
Morwell 18.4 −1.0 31.5 31st 6.8 −0.5 1.8 8th 75.0 72.8 average 103%
Mount Baw Baw 6.3 −2.2 17.2 29th 0.5 −1.0 −4.1 7th 171.8
Mount Moornapa 16.8 −1.7 31.0 31st 7.4 −0.6 3.1 7th 77.2 76.4 average 101%
Noojee 17.1 −1.0 30.5 31st 6.3 −0.5 0.0 10th 101.0 109.0 average 93%
Pound Creek 17.5   28.2 31st 7.6   1.0 26th 73.8
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 15.5 −0.3 25.9 20th 10.6 +0.7 6.9 7th 89.8 92.5 average 97%
Yarram Airport 17.7   29.5 31st 6.5   1.2 22nd 38.2
East Central (district 86)
Bundoora 19.2 −0.3 34.0 31st 8.1 −0.5 2.8 10th 23.0 63.4 low 36%
Cerberus 17.8 −0.5 26.8 20th 8.8 +0.2 3.6 24th 61.4 67.0 average 92%
Coldstream 18.9 −0.4 30.8 31st 6.3 0.0 −0.2 10th 49.8 61.8 average 81%
Coldstream Comparison 19.1   31.1 31st 6.3   −0.2 10th 49.8
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 18.3 −0.5 31.6 31st 8.1 −0.7 2.8 9th 69.3 76.4 average 91%
Essendon Airport 19.5 +0.4 33.8 31st 8.7 +0.6 3.2 11th 27.4 60.1 low 46%
Ferny Creek 14.8 −0.4 27.8 31st 6.8 −0.4 2.6 7th 86.2 89.3 average 97%
Frankston AWS 17.5 0.0 28.6 29th 10.2 −0.2 6.9 7th
Melbourne Airport 19.4 +0.3 33.8 31st 8.0 −0.5 2.4 9th 19.6 53.0 low 37%
Melbourne Regional Office 19.9 +0.3 33.1 31st 10.6 +1.1 5.9 10th 21.8 65.9 very low 33%
Moorabbin Airport 18.8 −0.3 32.0 31st 8.5 −0.7 3.8 8th 59.0 69.4 average 85%
Rhyll 17.6 0.0 25.9 29th 10.6 +0.3 7.6 7th 64.4 59.4 average 108%
Scoresby Research Institute 18.9 0.0 32.2 31st 7.7 −1.1 2.3 10th 59.4 84.8 low 70%
Viewbank 19.6   34.1 31st 8.3   2.7 10th 27.2 58.8 average 46%
Wallan 15.6 −0.2 28.8 31st 6.3 −0.2 1.9 9th 33.8 46.8 average 72%
Wonthaggi 18.1 +0.1 29.5 31st 8.7 −0.1 3.9 9th 91.0 87.1 average 104%
West Central (district 87)
Avalon Airport 19.3 −0.6 30.9 30th 7.7 −0.1 2.3 24th 22.8 48.1 low 47%
Grovedale 18.0 −0.6 29.8 20th 6.9 −0.7 2.5 11th 26.2 49.7 low 53%
Laverton RAAF 19.1 −0.1 30.3 20th 8.2 0.0 2.2 10th 33.8 56.6 low 60%
Sheoaks 17.7 −0.2 31.8 31st 6.4 −0.8 0.4 9th 35.2 52.0 low 68%
North Central (district 88)
Castlemaine Prison 18.9 −0.3 31.4 31st 6.8 +0.2 −1.6 8th 34.0 58.4 average 58%
Eildon Fire Tower 16.6 +0.1 27.8 31st 6.8 −0.3 2.3 8th 30.8 47.6 low 65%
Lake Eildon 20.2 +0.5 31.7 31st 7.5 +0.3 1.7 8th 48.2 79.0 low 61%
Mangalore Airport 21.0 +0.6 34.3 31st 7.2 0.0 −0.1 16th 21.4 47.2 low 45%
Maryborough 20.2 +0.1 33.6 31st 7.2 0.0 0.9 8th 17.7 49.2 low 36%
Redesdale 19.0 −0.2 31.8 31st 6.0 +0.7 1.9 7th 28.6 52.0 low 55%
Western Plains (district 89)
Ararat Prison 18.0 +0.1 31.7 31st 6.1 +0.1 1.0 7th 26.8 57.4 low 47%
Ballarat Aerodrome 16.5 −0.1 29.7 31st 6.0 −0.2 1.4 8th 31.6 67.1 low 47%
Westmere 17.7   31.0 31st 5.2   −0.4 10th 24.6
West Coast (district 90)
Aireys Inlet 17.0 −0.9 28.7 30th 9.1 0.0 5.2 13th 54.8 59.0 average 93%
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 16.2 −0.9 24.4 30th 10.2 −0.2 4.5 4th 41.0 47.4 average 86%
Cape Otway Lighthouse 15.6 −1.3 29.2 30th 9.8 +0.2 6.5 24th 55.0 80.8 average 68%
Casterton 17.5   31.3 30th 6.6   0.4 9th 46.6
Casterton Showgrounds 18.8 −0.2 32.8 30th 6.5 −0.8 0.0 9th 46.0 57.9 average 79%
Colac 16.3   30.0 31st 7.2   4.3 13th 28.4 47.5 average 60%
Dartmoor 17.9   31.9 30th 7.2   1.8 4th 50.2
Hamilton Airport 17.4 −0.2 31.3 30th 6.3 −0.2 1.2 9th 36.2 56.3 low 64%
Mortlake Racecourse 17.4 −0.3 31.4 30th 5.7 −0.5 0.0 10th 36.4 51.3 average 71%
Port Fairy AWS 17.7 −0.5 29.1 29th 9.5 +0.2 4.2 24th 38.0 49.8 average 76%
Portland 16.1 −0.7 30.0 29th 8.0 −0.2 2.1 4th 48.0 60.8 average 79%
Warrnambool Airport NDB 17.5 −0.2 31.1 30th 6.9 −0.1 1.9 24th 51.6 62.1 average 83%
Weeaproinah 13.7 +0.1 25.9 31st 6.4 −0.1 3.5 13th 141.0 173.7 average 81%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am on Monday 2 November 2009. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages 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.

Further information

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