Victoria in June 2013:

Wet start; 

Dry and frosty finish.

Highlights:

  • Overnight temperatures (overall) near to those in most years (but very mild early in the month; lengthy frosty spell later).
  • Daytime temperatures slightly warmer than those in most years.
  • Rainfall much more than that in most years (almost all of which fell during the first half).
  • Melbourne experieced its wettest first fortnight of winter on record.
  • By contrast, Melbourne experienced its longest June 'run' of rainless days for more than 30 years (12 in a row between the 19th and the 30th) - there was a 13-day rainless spell in 1982 between the 3rd and the 15th.
  • Melbourne experienced its second longest June 'run' of minimum temperatures below 5 deg C (9 in a row between the 19th and 27th)*
  • Over southeastern Australia, June was unusual in that on every day between the 12th and the 26th, the prevailing synoptic type was one associated with flow from the east - initially, a rain bearing east coast low followed by a 'frosty' anticyclone (usually, westerly flow predominates during June)**.  

*The longest June 'run' of sub-5 deg C temperatures is 12 in a row in June 1972.

**Consistent with the overall strengthening and southward shift of the subtropical ridge that has been observed in recent decades - a feature that has also been predicted by global climate models.

Summary:

Bureau of Meteorology data show that across the State of Victoria, overnight minimum temperatures were near to those usually experienced whilst  daytime maximum temperatures at most localities were slightly warmer than those registered in the past. Total rainfall for the month was generally much more than that usually recorded.

Over the northern plains, minimum temperatures were also near to those usually experienced whilst daytime maximum temperatures at most localities were warmer than those registered in the past. Total rainfall for the month was generally much more than that usually recorded.

In southern districts, both minimum and maximum temperatures were near to those usually experienced whilst total rainfall for the month was generally much more than that usually recorded.

Details:

In the Mallee, overnight minimum temperatures were slightly warmer than those usually experienced (average departure from normal 0.9C). Daytime maximum temperatures at most localities were also slightly warmer than those registered in the past (average departure from normal 0.6C). Total rainfall for the month was generally much more than that usually recorded (average percentage of normal received 202.5%).

In the Wimmera, overnight minimum temperatures were slightly warmer than those usually experienced (average departure from normal 0.6C). Daytime maximum temperatures at most localities were slightly warmer than those registered in the past (average departure from normal 0.6C). Total rainfall for the month was generally much more than that usually recorded (average percentage of normal received 183%).

In the Northern Country, overnight minimum temperatures were slightly warmer than those usually experienced (average departure from normal 0.5C). Daytime maximum temperatures at most localities were warmer than those registered in the past (average departure from normal 1.2C). Total rainfall for the month  was generally much more than that usually recorded (average percentage of normal received 160.5%).

In Victoria's North Central District, overnight minimum temperatures were near to those usually experienced (average departure from normal 0.3C). Daytime maximum temperatures at most localities were warmer than those registered in the past (average departure from normal 1.2C). Total rainfall for the month   was generally slightly more than that usually recorded (average percentage of normal received 115.5%).

In the North East District, overnight minimum temperatures were slightly cooler than those usually experienced (average departure from normal -0.5C). Daytime maximum temperatures at most localities were warmer than those registered in the past (average departure from normal 1.3C). Total rainfall for the month   was generally slightly more than that usually recorded (average percentage of normal received 131.7%).

In East Gippsland, overnight minimum temperatures were warmer than those usually experienced (average departure from normal 1.1C). Daytime maximum temperatures at most localities were near to those registered in the past (average departure from normal 0C). Total rainfall for the month   was generally much more than that usually recorded (average percentage of normal received 289.5%).

In West Gippsland, overnight minimum temperatures were slightly warmer than those usually experienced (average departure from normal 0.9C). Daytime maximum temperatures at most localities were near to those registered in the past (average departure from normal 0.3C). Total rainfall for the month   was generally much more than that usually recorded (average percentage of normal received 221.5%).

In the Central District, overnight minimum temperatures were slightly cooler than those usually experienced (average departure from normal -0.6C). Daytime maximum temperatures at most localities were near to those registered in the past (average departure from normal 0.4C). Total rainfall for the month   was generally much more than that usually recorded (average percentage of normal received 224.3%).

In the Western District, overnight minimum temperatures were slightly cooler than those usually experienced (average departure from normal -0.5C). Daytime maximum temperatures at most localities were near to those registered in the past (average departure from normal 0.4C). Total rainfall for the month   was generally close to that usually recorded (average percentage of normal received 92%).

Melbourne climate summary for the month of June 2013:

Rainfall much more than that usually received.

Located in the Central District at the head of Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne is Victoria's State Capital. Here, overnight minimum temperatures were slightly warmer than those usually experienced and averaged 7.4C (departure from normal 0.5C). That the overnight temperatures in Melbourne are higher than those in most surrounding localities is a consequence of the city being under the influence of the effect of urbanisation (cities are usually warmer than their rural surroundings, especially at night, because of heat stored in bricks and concrete and trapped between close-packed buildings).Daytime maximum temperatures were warmer than those usually experienced and averaged 15.4C (departure from normal 1.4C). Total rainfall for the month far was 94.8 mm, this being much more than that usually recorded (normal 49.5 mm, percentage of normal received 192%).

Some 20 kilometres northwest of the Melbourne city centre, Melbourne Airport, is more typical of the suburbs. Here, overnight minimum temperatures were near to those usually experienced and averaged 5.8C (departure from normal -0.4C). Daytime maximum temperatures were slightly warmer than those usually experienced and averaged 14.1C (departure from normal 0.5C). Total rainfall for the month   was 128.2 mm, this being much more than that usually recorded (normal 39.9 mm, percentage of normal received 321%).

Rainfall:

Some sites had their highest total June rainfall on record.

Some sites had their highest total June rainfall for at least 5 years.

There is a map of total rainfall below.

There is a map of rainfall deciles below.

Temperature:

Maximum temperature:

Some sites had their highest June mean daily maximum temperature for at least 5 years.

There is a map of mean maximum temperatures below.

There is a map of maximum temperature anomalies below.

Minimum temperature

Some sites had their lowest June temperature on record.

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

There is a map of mean minimum temperatures below.

There is a map of minimum temperature anomalies below.


Extremes in June 2013
Hottest day 21.7 C at Lakes Entrance (Eastern Beach Road) on the 6th
Warmest days on average 16.5 C at Mildura Airport
Coolest days on average 3.0 C at Mount Hotham
Coldest day -2.1 C at Mount Hotham on the 15th
Coldest night -5.6 C at Omeo on the 23rd
Coolest nights on average -1.8 C at Mount Hotham
Warmest nights on average 10.7 C at Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse
Warmest night 14.0 C at Echuca Aerodrome on the 1st
Warmest on average overall 12.9 C at Gabo Island Lighthouse
Coolest on average overall 0.6 C at Mount Hotham
Wettest overall 419.6 mm at Club Terrace
Wettest day 145.4 mm at Mount Baw Baw on the 14th
Highest wind gust 106 km/h at Mount Hotham on the 6th

Maps

Anomaly in mean maximum temperature

Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature

Mean maximum temperature

Map of Mean maximum temperature

Anomaly in mean minimum temperature

Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature

Mean minimum temperature

Map of Mean minimum temperature

Rainfall deciles

Map of Rainfall deciles

Rainfall totals

Map of Rainfall totals


Record highest total June rainfall
Total rainfall
for June 2013 (mm)
Previous wettest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Kaniva 129.3 126.8 in 1988 131 51.9
Jeparit 136.8 124.4 in 1991 115 39.8
Preston Reservoir 155.8 134.6 in 1977 103 50.3
Epping 150.8 147.8 in 1977 102 49.8
Essendon Airport 115.0 110.8 in 1977 68 40.2
Melbourne Airport 128.2 105.4 in 1991 43 39.9
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 140.3 124.2 in 1991 34 57.8
Foster Hoddle 192.4 162.4 in 2012 18 97.9
Horsham Aerodrome 77.6 76.4 in 2003 16 39.9
Swan Hill Aerodrome 61.6 57.8 in 2009 16 25.1
Warrambine Ck at Warrambine 56.2 51.2 in 2004 15 28.2
Viewbank 129.2 79.6 in 2010 14 56.6
Colac (Mount Gellibrand) 73.0 70.6 in 2002 13 51.7
Gnarwarre (Barwon River at Pollocksford) 59.6 56.8 in 2001 13 35.8
Orbost 343.2 303.2 in 2007 13 102.3
Traralgon EPA 133.4 84.6 in 2007 13 52.0
Wonnangatta River @ Waterford 173.0 161.0 in 2012 13 62.9
Yarra River @ Warrandyte 129.2 94.4 in 2010 13 67.2
Boonah 206.8 125.6 in 2002 12 91.5
Bullumwaal 319.6 214.8 in 2012 12 73.4
Mount Useful 239.4 222.4 in 2007 12 99.0
Nhill Aerodrome 125.0 55.6 in 2003 11 38.8
Avoca River at Archdale Junction 59.8 47.8 in 2004 10 30.2
Hopetoun Airport 57.6 52.2 in 2005 10 23.1

Highest total June rainfall for at least 10 years
Total rainfall
for June 2013 (mm)
Most recent June
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
June
St Arnaud (Coonooer Bridge) 112.2 114.8 in 1898* 114 46.5
Glenmaggie Weir 233.0 261.6 in 1952* 60 48.9
Ouyen (Post Office) 75.7 85.0 in 1963 50 29.7
Jindivick 163.4 182.6 in 1977 36 90.7
East Sale Airport 159.4 195.2 in 1978 35 47.9
Drouin Bowling Club 148.0 174.8 in 1977* 34 86.0
Cann River 367.0 374.8 in 1978* 33 104.9
Kerang 70.4 78.4 in 1981 32 35.6
Ultima (Post Office) 61.8 87.0 in 1981* 29 32.9
Walhalla 361.9 464.4 in 1978* 26 112.6
Annuello 46.8 52.2 in 1989 24 25.0
Eltham 107.2 140.6 in 1991 22 59.9
Laverton RAAF 70.0 96.8 in 1991 22 38.7
Melbourne Regional Office 94.8 116.8 in 1991 22 49.5
Rochester 86.6 104.0 in 1991 22 42.9
Willow Grove 142.6 146.0 in 1991 22 74.4
Yanac North 107.8 128.0 in 1991 22 44.7
Croydon (Council Depot) 131.0 166.8 in 1991* 21 78.8
Red Cliffs (Post Office) 53.6 80.0 in 1991* 21 23.2
Rokewood 94.8 99.8 in 1991* 21 45.2
Willow Grove (Blue Rock Reservoir) 134.9 141.2 in 1991* 21 63.3
Mitcham 136.4 169.6 in 1991* 20 70.7
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 137.6 151.2 in 1991* 20 64.0
Phillip Island Penguin Reserve 134.8 164.4 in 1991* 20 81.2
Prahran (Como House) 88.2 131.8 in 1991* 20 52.0
Labertouche 132.4 133.0 in 1991* 19 73.5
Romsey 128.6 140.2 in 1991* 19 68.7
Toora 157.5 205.0 in 1991* 19 88.3
Cairn Curran Reservoir 102.4 119.7 in 1995 18 44.6
Dimboola 81.6 97.4 in 1995 18 45.3
Donald 73.4 106.2 in 1995 18 35.9
Dunolly 111.6 129.0 in 1995 18 52.9
Echuca Aerodrome 66.7 69.0 in 1995 18 42.5
Scoresby Research Institute 138.4 170.8 in 1991* 18 70.3
Birchip (Woodlands) 58.2 66.4 in 1996 17 35.7
Bronzewing 39.8 58.2 in 1996 17 25.9
Cobram (Goulburn Murray) 77.1 80.0 in 1996 17 37.4
Cressy 92.2 110.6 in 1991* 17 46.3
Patchewollock 54.6 61.2 in 1995* 17 31.1
Sea Lake (Post Office) 49.0 51.0 in 1996 17 31.0
Goroke (Post Office) 87.8 115.0 in 1996* 15 58.2
Mincha 66.6 70.0 in 1995* 15 33.5
Cheltenham Kingston Centre 86.0 99.0 in 1995* 14 60.6
Club Terrace 419.6 455.0 in 1998* 14 133.1
Lindenow 130.0 233.5 in 1998* 14 57.1
Mount Tamboritha 217.2 242.4 in 1998* 14 102.7
Yan Yean 69.4 78.6 in 1999 14 52.4
Cabbage Tree Creek 358.2 420.4 in 1998* 13 119.0
Benwerrin 164.8 194.4 in 2002* 10 96.4
Longerenong 64.0 66.6 in 2003 10 44.4
Manangatang (Cocamba) 37.0 42.0 in 2001* 10 20.0
Natimuk 59.2 63.2 in 2003 10 46.3

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported.



Highest June mean daily maximum temperature for at least 10 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for June 2013 (C)
Most recent June
at least this warm
Years since
warmer
Average for
June
Mount Hotham 3.0 3.2 in 1999 14 1.3



Record highest June daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in June 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 13.7 on the 1st = 13.7 on the 7th in 2001 49 3.7
Hume Reservoir 13.5 on the 1st 13.3 on the 10th in 1995 47 4.8
Kyabram 13.7 on the 1st 13.2 on the 9th in 1995 47 3.8
Essendon Airport 13.1 on the 1st 12.9 on the 9th in 2004 45 5.9
Mount Hotham 4.5 on the 1st = 4.5 on the 2nd in 1999 22 -2.4
Yarrawonga 13.6 on the 1st 13.0 on the 10th in 1995 21 4.1
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 11.4 on the 1st 11.1 on the 7th in 2001 20 4.8
Horsham Aerodrome 12.5 on the 1st 12.0 on the 7th in 2001 16 3.5
Warrnambool Airport NDB 12.0 on the 13th = 12.0 on the 7th in 2001 15 5.8
Nhill Aerodrome 13.2 on the 1st 13.0 on the 10th in 2005 11 4.6



Record lowest June temperature
Lowest temperature
in June 2013 (C)
Previous coolest
for June
Years of
record
Average for
June
Phillip Island Penguin Reserve -1.5 on the 22nd = -1.5 on the 27th in 2005 28 7.6
Viewbank -1.3 on the 23rd -1.2 on the 20th in 2006 14 6.3



Summary statistics for June 2013
Maximum temperatures
for June
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for June
(C)
Rainfall
for June
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2013
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2013
Mean for
June
2013
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2013
Total for
June
2013
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2013
Fraction of
June
average
Southwest Slopes (South) (district 72)
Albury Airport AWS 14.6 +0.6 18.4 29th 3.0 -0.7 -1.3 22nd 113.4 61.7 v high 184%
Hume Reservoir 14.2 +1.2 18.3 29th 5.1 +0.3 0.8 16th 105.6 67.6 high 156%
North Mallee (district 76)
Mildura Airport 16.5 +0.5 20.8 11th 5.9 +0.7 0.9 26th 33.8 22.6 high 150%
Ouyen (Post Office) 16.3 +0.6 20.6 11th 6.2 +1.1 2.0 17th 75.7 29.7 v high 255%
Walpeup Research 15.6 +0.5 19.8 11th 6.7 +1.2 2.5 26th 44.8 29.6 high 151%
South Mallee (district 77)
Hopetoun Airport 15.5   19.9 11th 5.3   -1.1 26th 57.6 23.1 highest 249%
Swan Hill Aerodrome 15.6 +0.2 19.3 11th 5.2 +1.0 0.2 9th 61.6 25.1 highest 245%
North Wimmera (district 78)
Nhill Aerodrome 14.7 0.0 19.2 10th 5.6 +1.0 0.9 25th 125.0 38.8 highest 322%
Warracknabeal Museum 15.1 +0.4 18.2 11th 5.5 +1.0 0.8 17th 79.0 38.0 v high 208%
South Wimmera (district 79)
Edenhope Airport 14.4   17.8 10th 5.6   0.1 26th 60.4
Grampians (Mount William) 6.7   11.9 11th 2.3   -0.4 20th 120.4
Horsham Aerodrome 14.7 +0.3 18.1 10th 4.5 +1.0 -1.8 20th 77.6 39.9 highest 194%
Kanagulk 14.4   18.1 10th 4.7   -1.7 20th 69.2 48.7 high 142%
Longerenong 14.8 +1.0 17.7 10th 4.7 +0.6 -1.4 26th 64.0 44.4 high 144%
Pyrenees (Ben Nevis) 8.8   12.7 28th 4.2   1.5 20th 75.2
Stawell Aerodrome 13.4 +0.1 16.7 28th 5.0 +0.3 -1.2 20th 56.6 53.7 average 105%
Lower North (district 80)
Charlton 15.2   17.4 25th 4.6   -0.9 26th 50.6
Echuca Aerodrome 15.5 +1.3 18.3 11th 4.5 -0.2 -0.5 26th 66.7 42.5 high 157%
Kerang 15.7 +1.1 19.1 11th 5.2 +0.6 1.0 20th 70.4 35.6 v high 198%
Kyabram 15.2 +1.3 18.4 28th 4.2 +0.4 -1.3 26th 48.2 39.7 average 121%
Upper North (district 81)
Bendigo Airport 14.4 +1.1 18.2 28th 4.0 +0.5 -1.3 20th 63.4 51.1 average 124%
Shepparton Airport 14.9 +0.7 17.7 28th 3.3 -0.5 -1.9 26th 42.0 35.8 average 117%
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 14.8 +0.8 17.8 28th 3.6 -0.1 -2.1 20th 53.2 43.7 average 122%
Yarrawonga 15.0 +0.3 17.8 28th 3.6 -0.5 -0.8 26th 61.0 40.3 high 151%
Lower Northeast (district 82)
Benalla Airport 15.2   18.7 28th 3.3   -1.1 20th 59.1
Corryong Airport 13.0   17.1 25th 0.8   -5.0 22nd 87.6
Dartmouth Reservoir 13.7 +1.2 16.6 29th 3.0 0.0 -1.5 22nd 81.8 102.4 average 80%
Hunters Hill 10.0 +1.7 13.6 29th 3.7 +0.7 0.5 20th 160.4 131.8 average 122%
Rutherglen Research 14.8 +1.4 18.7 25th 1.2 -1.4 -3.5 22nd 94.6 57.2 high 165%
Strathbogie 12.0 +0.8 15.9 28th 1.8 -0.3 -4.3 22nd 71.2 114.4 low 62%
Wangaratta Aero 14.9 +0.9 18.6 28th 1.9 -1.1 -2.5 22nd 55.2 67.1 average 82%
Upper Northeast (district 83)
Dinner Plain (Mount Hotham Airport) 7.8 +0.4 14.1 4th -0.5 +0.3 -5.5 8th 90.6 68.8 high 132%
Edi Upper 14.3 +1.2 17.2 29th 4.0 -0.4 0.8 3rd 90.2 116.4 average 77%
Falls Creek 4.4 +1.7 10.6 3rd -1.0 +0.6 -4.6 23rd 111.8 140.3 average 80%
Mount Buller 4.2 +1.0 10.7 4th -0.9 +0.3 -5.1 21st 151.0 147.1 average 103%
Mount Hotham 3.0 +1.7 8.4 4th -1.8 +0.6 -5.1 23rd 159.2 131.9 average 121%
Omeo 11.3   16.0 4th 1.2   -5.6 23rd 70.2
East Gippsland (district 84)
Combienbar AWS 11.6 -0.2 17.5 11th 6.1 +0.3 3.0 21st 294.8 101.8 high 290%
Gabo Island Lighthouse 15.6 +0.8 18.8 6th 10.2 +0.9 7.0 9th 176.8 102.4 high 173%
Gelantipy 9.9 -0.2 14.9 6th 3.6 +0.4 -1.0 8th 210.4 69.3 v high 304%
Lakes Entrance (Eastern Beach Road) 14.6   21.7 6th 6.4   1.0 22nd 264.8
Mallacoota 15.1 -0.3 18.6 6th 8.0 +0.7 2.5 9th 230.8 93.2 v high 248%
Mount Nowa Nowa 12.4 -1.0 18.7 11th 6.9 -0.1 4.0 22nd 22.4 77.2 low 29%
Orbost 14.4 -1.0 20.7 6th 6.4 -0.1 1.4 22nd 343.2 102.3 highest 335%
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 14.8 0.0 19.0 11th 9.8 +0.7 6.1 22nd 321.9 110.4 v high 292%
West Gippsland (district 85)
Bairnsdale Airport 14.1 -0.9 20.7 6th 4.9 +0.2 -0.9 22nd 262.0 65.8 v high 398%
East Sale Airport 14.3 0.0 20.3 6th 4.5 +0.3 -1.3 9th 159.4 47.9 v high 333%
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 14.1 0.0 19.1 6th 4.4 0.0 -1.3 9th 137.6 64.0 v high 215%
Mount Baw Baw 3.4 +0.1 8.9 4th -0.6 0.0 -3.4 21st 318.4 131.5 high 242%
Mount Moornapa 11.4 -1.0 19.0 6th 6.1 0.0 2.7 21st 335.6 101.7 v high 330%
Pound Creek 14.8   17.2 6th 8.3   1.0 9th 112.2
Willow Grove (Blue Rock Reservoir) 13.7 0.0 17.6 6th 6.0 +0.6 1.5 21st 134.9 63.3 v high 213%
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 13.5 +0.5 15.9 6th 10.7 +1.4 9.3 16th 115.4 120.1 average 96%
Yarram Airport 14.9   19.2 6th 5.6   -0.2 22nd 174.0
East Central (district 86)
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 14.1 +0.2 17.5 27th 5.5 -0.6 -1.3 23rd 140.3 57.8 highest 243%
Cerberus 14.5 +0.4 16.9 6th 6.0 -0.8 -1.5 22nd 102.0 73.3 high 139%
Coldstream 14.5 +0.5 17.2 28th 2.6 -1.5 -5.1 23rd 64.4 66.0 average 98%
Coldstream Comparison 14.5   17.2 28th 2.5   -5.2 23rd 64.4
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 13.9 0.0 16.8 6th 6.6 -0.1 -0.2 22nd 127.4 81.1 high 157%
Essendon Airport 14.4 +0.7 18.3 30th 5.8 -0.1 -0.6 22nd 115.0 40.2 highest 286%
Ferny Creek 10.7   14.2 27th 6.4   3.8 8th 186.4
Frankston AWS 14.0 +0.4 17.1 27th 8.2 -0.5 3.2 21st
Melbourne Airport 14.1 +0.5 17.7 30th 5.8 -0.4 0.2 24th 128.2 39.9 highest 321%
Melbourne Regional Office 15.4 +1.3 18.3 30th 7.4 +0.5 1.5 23rd 94.8 49.5 v high 192%
Moorabbin Airport 14.8 +0.6 18.0 27th 5.7 -1.0 -1.9 23rd 83.4 56.6 high 147%
Phillip Island Penguin Reserve 14.7 +0.3 16.2 27th 7.5 -0.1 -1.5 22nd 134.8 81.2 v high 166%
Rhyll 14.4 +0.6 16.1 2nd 9.1 +0.3 5.2 22nd 96.2 62.2 high 155%
Scoresby Research Institute 14.5 +1.0 17.5 30th 5.2 -1.1 -1.7 23rd 138.4 70.3 v high 197%
Viewbank 14.5 +0.1 18.4 30th 5.3 -1.0 -1.3 23rd 129.2 56.6 highest 228%
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 10.6 +0.8 13.9 30th 5.5 +0.7 2.7 21st 90.4 66.7 high 136%
Wonthaggi 14.8 +0.6 17.1 26th 7.3 +0.7 1.6 22nd 124.0 96.5 high 128%
West Central (district 87)
Avalon Airport 14.6 -0.1 18.1 27th 5.0 -0.8 -1.6 22nd 75.0 38.1 v high 197%
Breakwater (Geelong Racecourse) 14.9   17.5 28th 6.1   -0.2 22nd 84.6
Laverton RAAF 14.4 +0.2 17.8 30th 5.4 -0.4 -1.5 23rd 70.0 38.7 v high 181%
Sheoaks 13.1 +0.3 16.3 27th 4.1 -1.5 -1.5 23rd 91.2 41.2 v high 221%
North Central (district 88)
Castlemaine Prison 13.4 +0.7 17.0 28th 3.4 0.0 -1.5 17th 82.7 56.4 high 147%
Eildon Fire Tower 11.5 +1.4 15.0 28th 5.2 +0.4 1.5 21st 50.8 67.2 average 76%
Lake Eildon 13.8 +1.2 17.2 11th 3.0 -1.1 -2.8 23rd 50.8 93.0 low 55%
Mangalore Airport 14.5 +1.1 17.3 28th 4.3 +0.4 -2.2 21st 57.4 53.6 average 107%
Maryborough 14.0 +1.1 17.4 28th 4.3 +0.1 -0.8 26th 69.8 55.5 high 126%
Redesdale 14.0 +1.3 18.0 28th 4.1 +0.3 -1.2 21st 64.0 59.2 average 108%
Western Plains (district 89)
Ararat Prison 13.4 +1.1 17.3 28th 4.0 +0.2 -3.2 20th 48.3 55.3 average 87%
Ballarat Aerodrome 11.7 +0.9 15.7 28th 3.2 -0.8 -2.9 20th 49.0 62.8 average 78%
Westmere 13.5   16.7 1st 3.9   -2.8 20th 74.2
West Coast (district 90)
Aireys Inlet 14.6 +0.8 17.6 27th 8.7 +0.6 4.1 21st 122.8 60.9 v high 202%
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 14.7 +0.5 16.7 30th 9.6 +0.6 4.8 20th 93.0 89.2 average 104%
Cape Otway Lighthouse 14.2 +0.6 16.3 6th 9.7 +1.2 5.0 21st 77.2 97.3 average 79%
Casterton 14.1   17.5 10th 5.3   -1.4 20th 71.6
Colac (Mount Gellibrand) 12.8 +0.5 15.8 27th 6.6 +0.5 3.2 21st 73.0 51.7 highest 141%
Dartmoor 14.5   17.0 10th 5.6   -1.5 20th 54.4
Hamilton Airport 13.4 +0.5 15.7 1st 5.0 +0.1 -0.3 20th 72.8 65.7 average 111%
Mortlake Racecourse 14.3 +0.9 17.2 27th 4.7 -0.2 -2.1 19th 63.8 49.6 high 129%
Port Fairy AWS 15.4 +0.8 17.6 10th 7.5 0.0 1.8 26th 91.0 78.8 average 115%
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 14.3 +0.6 15.6 27th 7.0 +0.1 1.1 21st 113.4 108.8 average 104%
Portland NTC AWS 14.8   16.6 10th 9.1   3.5 20th
Warrnambool Airport NDB 14.7 +0.6 16.8 28th 5.5 -0.3 -1.8 24th 54.4 76.1 low 71%

Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Victoria using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review, usually published in the fourth week of the month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 2 pm on Monday 1 July 2013. 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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is being used for temperature area averages from December 2012 onwards. The major change from earlier datasets is that the ACORN-SAT dataset commences in 1910, rather than 1950, and hence rankings are calculated using a larger set of years.


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