Monday, 2 December 2013 - Monthly Climate Summary for Melbourne Metropolitan Area and Environs - Product code IDCKGC16L0
Melbourne area in November 2013: Cool days & wet in parts
November 2013 in the Melbourne area was characterised by:
- Above average rainfall in parts of the southeast
- Average to below average daytime temperatures
- Mostly normal night-time temperatures.
Some stations in Melbourne's east reported above average rainfall this November. However, most stations received typical rainfall totals. The wettest station overall was Cranbourne Botanic Gardens with 107.1 mm but Cerberus reported the greatest difference from normal, recording 159% of their typical November rainfall. The driest station overall was Avalon Airport with 52.2 mm but Viewbank was the driest compared to normal , reporting only 69% of their typical November rainfall. The wettest day was the 13th when Cerberus recorded 43.6 mm (their highest November daily rainfall on record).
The warmest station on average (a combination of maximum and minimum temperatures) was Melbourne Regional Office with 17.2 °C. The coolest on average were Coldstream and Cranbourne Botanic Gardens with 15.1 °C.
Some cooler days
November 2013 started with a run of very cool days that contributed to monthly averages that ranged from close to normal to very much cooler than normal. . The hottest day was the 27th when Melbourne Regional Office recorded 33.1 °C and Melbourne Regional Office recorded the warmest days on average with 22.0 °C. Cerberus recorded the coolest days on average with 19.7 °C, however, Viewbank reported the coolest anomaly at 2.5 °C below normal. The coldest day was the 13th when Cranbourne Botanic Gardens recorded 12.5 °C.
Mostly normal night-times
Average night-time temperatures in the Melbourne area were mixed with some stations reporting warm anomalies whilst others cool ones. But most stations recorded average minimum temperatures close to normal and within 0.5 °C of their long-term means. The coldest night was the 5th when Coldstream recorded 0.6 °C and Coldstream also recorded the coolest nights on average with 8.5 °C. Melbourne Regional Office recorded the warmest nights on average with 12.4 °C. The warmest night was the 28th when Essendon Airport and Scoresby Research Institute recorded 22.5 °C.
The strongest wind gust was 69 km/h recorded at Avalon Airport on the 3rd.
|Extremes in November 2013|
|Hottest day||33.1 °C at Melbourne Regional Office on the 27th|
|Warmest days on average||22.0 °C at Melbourne Regional Office|
|Coolest days on average||19.7 °C at Cerberus|
|Coldest day||12.5 °C at Cranbourne Botanic Gardens on the 13th|
|Coldest night||0.6 °C at Coldstream on the 5th|
|Coolest nights on average||8.5 °C at Coldstream|
|Warmest nights on average||12.4 °C at Melbourne Regional Office|
22.5 °C at Essendon Airport on the 28th|
22.5 °C at Scoresby Research Institute on the 28th
|Warmest on average overall||17.2 °C at Melbourne Regional Office|
|Coolest on average overall||
15.1 °C at Coldstream|
15.1 °C at Cranbourne Botanic Gardens
|Wettest overall||107.1 mm at Cranbourne Botanic Gardens|
|Driest overall||52.2 mm at Avalon Airport|
|Wettest day||43.6 mm at Cerberus on the 13th|
|Highest wind gust||69 km/h at Avalon Airport on the 3rd|
|Record highest November daily rainfall|
Highest daily rainfall
in November 2013 (mm)
|Cerberus||43.6||on the 13th||39.8||on the 22nd in 2009||24|
|Summary statistics for November 2013|
|East Central (district 86)|
|Bundoora (Latrobe University)||21.3||-1.2||32.8||27th||10.4||-0.3||5.0||5th||61.3||70.6||average||87%|
|Cranbourne Botanic Gardens||20.1||-1.0||31.5||27th||10.2||-0.3||5.5||1st||107.1||77.6||high||138%|
|Melbourne Regional Office||22.0||0.0||33.1||27th||12.4||+1.2||9.1||5th||54.6||60.2||average||91%|
|Scoresby Research Institute||21.2||-0.2||31.6||27th||10.4||+0.1||3.1||5th||90.2||81.9||average||110%|
|West Central (district 87)|
A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Melbourne Metropolitan Area and Environs 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 3 pm on Monday 2 December 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
(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.