Victoria in January 2022: warmest January nights on record; wetter than average

Victoria in January was much wetter than average, largely due to the intense thunderstorm activity on several days; this was the eighth-wettest January on record for Victoria as a whole. Daytime temperatures were warmer to much warmer than average in the central and western parts of the state. Night-time temperatures were the warmest on record across most of Victoria.

Eighth-highest January rainfall on record

  • State-wide, January rainfall was 91% above the long-term January average, making it the eighth-highest January rainfall total on record, and the highest since 2011.
  • Rainfall was above average across most of the state, and large parts of eastern, north-eastern and central Victoria were much wetter than average.
  • A low pressure trough over Victoria on the 4th and 5th brought a humid tropical air-mass, and severe thunderstorms, heavy rainfall and damaging wings impacted parts of the state.
  • Showers and isolated thunderstorms developed in Victoria's southern central parts with the highest daily rainfall totals of 97.4 mm recorded to 9am on the 5th at Mount Cowley (Lorne).
  • More thunderstorms developed across Victoria on the 6th and 7th, and again on the 14th and 15th when deep low pressure troughs moved slowly westward over the state.
  • A slow-moving high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea directed a warm and humid north-easterly airflow over Victoria between the 24th and 28th; thunderstorms, some severe, developed over parts of the state, with strong winds, lightning, hail, heavy rainfall and flash flooding.
  • A low pressure trough across eastern Victoria resulted in thunderstorms and heavy rainfall across central and eastern ranges on the 29th and 30th.
  • The highest daily rainfall total recorded in Victoria this January was 130.0 mm at Indigo on the 30th.
  • Many sites had their highest January daily rainfall on record.
  • Some sites had their highest total January rainfall on record, including several sites that have more than 100 years of measurements.
  • Some sites had their highest total January rainfall since at least 1996.
  • The wettest place in Victoria in January was Harrietville (Ovens River), with 286.6 mm recorded during the month, nearly four-times its January average.

Warmest January nights on record

  • State-wide, the mean minimum temperature was 3.65 °C above the long-term average, making it the highest on record for January.
  • Night-time temperatures were the warmest on record for most of Victoria except the north-east, East Gippsland and parts of the far north-west where January night-time temperatures were still much warmer than average.
  • Many sites had their highest January mean daily minimum temperature on record, while Ballarat Aerodrome, Cape Otway Lighthouse and Maryborough had their highest January mean daily minimum temperature since 1908.
  • Daytime temperatures were warmer to much warmer than average in the central and western parts of the state.
  • For the state as a whole, the mean maximum temperature was 1.88 °C warmer than the long-term January average.
  • The month started with high temperatures across most of Victoria, in a warm northerly airstream.
  • A low intensity heatwave affected Victoria between the 20th and 28th, with state-wide daily maximum and minimum temperatures 5 to 10 degrees above the January average.
  • Portland, Cerberus, Rhyll, Warrnambool Airport and Viewbank had their highest January mean daily maximum temperature on record, and Moorabbin Airport had its highest January mean daily maximum temperature since at least 1981.
  • Several sites in central and western Victoria reported record number of consecutive days with daily maximum temperature equal or above 30.0 °C, for example Kerang (24), Walpeup Research (23), Essendon Airport (9), Hamilton Airport (8), Warrnambool Airport (8, composite site), Laverton RAAF (7) and Sheoaks (7).
  • The Victorian mean temperature was 2.77 °C warmer than the long-term average, the 5th warmest January on record.

Thunderstorms, flash floods and hail

  • Humidity was above the January average, with afternoon vapour pressure very much above average for January across most Victoria and areas of highest on record in the state's south.
  • There were reports of flooding in Ballarat and surrounding areas on the 5th, and 4 cm hail was reported near Creswick north of Ballarat.
  • Multiple fires broke out across Victoria on the 26th, ahead of thunderstorms, with firefighters responding to blazes west of Bendigo around Barkly, Natte Yallock, Timor West, and Raywood.
  • Thunderstorms brought heavy rain and flash flooding to western Victoria on the 26th.
  • A slow-moving thunderstorm crossed Mildura in the evening of the 26th, delivering localised heavy rainfall, largely confined to the town. Mildura Airport recorded to 9am on the 27th a daily rainfall total of 80.2 mm, the highest January daily rainfall at this site in 77 years of data.
  • On the 27th and 28th, thunderstorms brought strong winds, heavy rainfall and flash flooding to the western and central parts of the state, extending to south-eastern and north-eastern parts of the state.
  • Thousands of properties across Victoria were left without power between the 26th and 29th due to the intense thunderstorm activity. The State Emergency Service received hundreds of requests for help related to these events, mostly for flash flooding.

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Extremes in January 2022
Hottest day 41.1 °C at Mildura Airport on the 10th
Warmest days on average 35.3 °C at Walpeup Research
Coolest days on average 16.9 °C at Mount Hotham
Coldest day 10.3 °C at Mount Hotham on the 19th
Coldest night 2.4 °C at Mount Hotham on the 20th
Coolest nights on average 9.8 °C at Mount Hotham
Warmest nights on average 20.3 °C at Mildura Airport
Warmest night 27.0 °C at Mildura Airport on the 2nd
27.0 °C at Mildura Airport on the 13th
Warmest on average overall 27.7 °C at Mildura Airport
Coolest on average overall 13.4 °C at Mount Hotham
Wettest overall 286.6 mm at Ovens River @ Harrietville
Wettest day 132.0 mm at Indigo on the 30th
Strongest wind gust 150 km/h at Point Cook RAAF on the 7th

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Record highest January daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Milawa Brown Bros 82.4 on the 30th 74.9 on the 4th in 1917 120
Beeac (Post Office) 73.4 on the 29th 66.2 on the 14th in 2011 118
Indigo 132.0 on the 30th 76.2 on the 7th in 1934 117
Wodonga 89.0 on the 30th 64.3 on the 20th in 1956 97
Mildura Airport 80.2 on the 27th 62.8 on the 12th in 2011 76
Dartmouth Reservoir 85.0 on the 15th 65.6 on the 6th in 1991 70
Tawonga 81.2 on the 6th 72.0 on the 30th in 2021 69
Meerlieu (Springvale West) 61.2 on the 6th =61.2 on the 21st in 2020 54
Nicholson Winery 100.0 on the 6th 64.2 on the 21st in 2020 36
Aireys Inlet 71.4 on the 29th 60.0 on the 14th in 2015 28
Coldstream 47.2 on the 27th 45.0 on the 30th in 2021 28
Gelantipy 53.6 on the 6th 43.0 on the 28th in 1995 28
Maffra 56.6 on the 31st 56.2 on the 21st in 2020 26
Boonah 88.6 on the 29th 68.0 on the 14th in 2015 22
Holland Ck at Wrightley 71.8 on the 15th 66.0 on the 30th in 2021 22
Mitchell River @ Glenaladale 65.8 on the 6th 59.8 on the 21st in 2020 22
Whitfield (King River at Cheshunt) 101.0 on the 29th 95.4 on the 20th in 2008 22
Wonnangatta River @ Waterford 73.4 on the 6th 61.2 on the 20th in 2008 22
Avon River @ The Channel 50.6 on the 29th 50.0 on the 3rd in 2016 21
Reeves Knob 79.8 on the 29th 78.8 on the 20th in 2008 20



Record highest January total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Chiltern (Post Office) 243.4 209.8 in 1974 137 43.5
Eldorado 189.6 188.2 in 1984 130 43.3
Milawa Brown Bros 170.8 166.2 in 1934 120 40.8
Springhurst 228.8 212.2 in 1974 116 40.5
Indigo 274.3 179.2 in 1974 115 42.8
Wodonga 269.6 179.0 in 1974 97 45.7
Archerton 240.0 230.6 in 2011 76 69.5
Dartmouth Reservoir 230.2 207.6 in 1995 71 65.0
Meerlieu (Springvale West) 137.0 127.4 in 1980 52 48.6
Nicholson Winery 151.8 136.2 in 2016 37 55.4
Hunters Hill 216.2 165.4 in 1995 28 73.2
Sheoaks 122.8 122.4 in 2011 28 39.8
Mount Moornapa 275.0 226.2 in 2020 27 78.2
Combienbar AWS 151.8 142.2 in 2015 26 73.5
Boonah 197.8 162.4 in 2011 22 63.3
Edi Upper (Black Range Trout Farm) 165.8 144.4 in 2011 22 65.3
Holland Ck at Wrightley 236.8 132.0 in 2011 22 60.3
Tolmie (Mount Tabletop Repeater) 172.2 170.0 in 2011 22 68.7
Wonnangatta River @ Waterford 212.6 168.0 in 2016 22 64.0
Boho (Honeysuckle Ck U/S Violet Town) 137.6 131.8 in 2011 21 52.6
Hurdle Ck at Bobinawarrah 119.4 97.8 in 2015 21 45.2
Myrrhee (Boggy Ck at Angleside) 182.2 132.2 in 2011 21 47.6
Benwerrin 208.2 195.2 in 2021 20 62.2
Myrhee (Handcocks) 262.8 154.2 in 2021 20 60.9

Highest January total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
January
Ensay 188.0 238.6 in 1920* 63.0
Caniambo 157.2 161.4 in 1934* 34.8
Toorourrong Reservoir (Toorourrong) 124.4 131.5 in 1963 54.7
Balmoral (Post Office) 137.4 143.7 in 1963* 29.1
Briagolong 167.8 179.1 in 1971* 58.1
Woodend 140.8 172.3 in 1970* 43.9
Durdidwarrah 160.8 209.6 in 1970* 42.8
Madalya 189.8 261.7 in 1971* 75.1
Rutherglen Research 133.8 181.9 in 1974* 37.7
Wilsons Reservoir 165.8 217.4 in 1963* 50.8
Bruthen (Post Office) 136.8 162.6 in 1980* 62.8
Yan Yean 102.0 103.8 in 1988 45.0
Myrtleford (Ovens Research Station) 182.4 190.6 in 1984* 62.7
Elmore 79.4 92.0 in 1987* 30.9
Mitta Mitta 165.2 186.0 in 1995 64.5
Wangaratta Aero 115.8 148.2 in 1995 45.0
Eurobin 212.6 230.0 in 1996 62.6
Lake Buffalo 154.8 155.8 in 1996 59.4
Mansfield (Post Office) 112.7 116.2 in 1996 46.5
Uplands (Gibbo River Park) 165.0 229.6 in 1995* 64.8
Dederang 163.6 199.0 in 1996* 63.7
Lake Tyers 109.6 146.0 in 1995* 59.1

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




Record highest January mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 25.0 24.3 in 2019 39 22.1
Cerberus 27.0 26.8 in 2001 30 24.6
Rhyll 26.6 26.3 in 2019 30 24.0
Warrnambool Airport NDB 27.5 27.0 in 2001 23 24.6
Viewbank 31.5 31.4 in 2019 22 28.0

Highest January mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
January
Moorabbin Airport 29.4 29.5 in 1981 25.9



Record highest January mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 17.0 16.8 in 2019 142 14.1
Kerang 18.8 = 18.8 in 1908 113 15.2
Ouyen (Post Office) 19.2 18.7 in 2001 84 15.6
Laverton RAAF 17.3 16.8 in 1981 78 13.9
East Sale 16.0 15.4 in 2019 76 13.0
Mangalore Airport 17.0 16.7 in 1981 63 14.3
Scoresby Research Institute 17.1 16.2 in 1981 63 13.4
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 17.3 17.2 in 2019 57 14.3
Kyabram 18.2 17.5 in 2001 56 14.6
Essendon Airport 17.4 16.5 in 2019 52 13.7
Lake Eildon 16.7 15.7 in 1999 51 12.8
Melbourne Airport 16.4 16.1 in 2001 51 13.8
Moorabbin Airport 17.8 16.6 in 1981 50 14.3
Bairnsdale Airport 15.7 15.4 in 2019 40 13.0
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 14.9 13.9 in 2001 39 12.3
Hamilton Airport 14.9 13.1 in 2001 38 11.2
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 15.8 15.1 in 2019 38 12.9
Aireys Inlet 16.3 15.6 in 2001 30 14.1
Bendigo Airport 17.3 16.5 in 2019 30 14.3
Cerberus 16.5 15.6 in 2001 30 13.9
Mortlake Racecourse 14.6 13.3 in 2001 30 11.0
Port Fairy AWS 15.8 15.4 in 2012 30 14.1
Rhyll 17.7 17.4 in 2019 30 15.6
Sheoaks 15.0 14.3 in 2001 30 12.4
Mount Moornapa 15.2 15.1 in 2001 28 13.3
Redesdale 16.1 15.1 in 2019 28 13.2
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 15.2 14.4 in 2001 28 12.4
Coldstream 14.9 13.9 in 2011 27 12.0
Avalon Airport 17.0 15.7 in 2001 26 14.2
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 15.9 15.8 in 2018 26 14.7
Mount Nowa Nowa 16.0 = 16.0 in 2019 26 14.4
Stawell Aerodrome 16.6 15.3 in 2001 25 13.6
Swan Hill Aerodrome 19.5 18.7 in 2019 25 16.2
Horsham Aerodrome 15.6 14.6 in 2001 24 12.6
Mount Baw Baw 11.1 11.0 in 2019 23 8.7
Warrnambool Airport NDB 14.6 13.1 in 2007 23 11.8
Viewbank 17.1 16.1 in 2019 22 14.6
Colac (Mount Gellibrand) 15.0 14.0 in 2018 21 12.6

Highest January mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
January
Ballarat Aerodrome 14.9 15.1 in 1908* 11.0
Cape Otway Lighthouse 16.0 16.2 in 1908* 13.4
Maryborough 16.7 17.5 in 1908* 13.0
Echuca Aerodrome 18.2 18.3 in 1939 15.2
Longerenong 16.3 16.4 in 1981 13.0

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




Record highest January mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
January
Scoresby Research Institute 23.6 = 23.6 in 2019 63 19.9
Essendon Airport 23.7 23.4 in 2019 52 20.2
Lake Eildon 24.1 24.0 in 2019 51 20.9
Melbourne Airport 23.3 23.0 in 2019 51 20.2
Moorabbin Airport 23.6 23.1 in 1981 50 20.1
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 19.9 19.1 in 2001 39 17.2
Hamilton Airport 22.3 21.7 in 2001 38 19.0
Cerberus 21.7 21.2 in 2001 30 19.2
Mortlake Racecourse 21.9 20.9 in 2001 30 18.6
Rhyll 22.2 21.9 in 2019 30 19.8
Coldstream 22.7 = 22.7 in 2019 27 20.0
Avalon Airport 22.6 22.5 in 2019 26 20.3
Stawell Aerodrome 23.9 23.6 in 2019 25 21.4
Horsham Aerodrome 24.4 24.3 in 2001 24 21.9
Warrnambool Airport NDB 21.0 20.0 in 2001 23 18.2
Viewbank 24.3 23.8 in 2019 22 21.3

Highest January mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
January
Laverton RAAF 22.6 23.1 in 1981 19.8



Summary statistics for January 2022
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
January
2022
Diff
from
average
Highest for
January
2022
Mean for
January
2022
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
January
2022
Total for
January
2022
Average
for
January
Rank of
January
2022
Fraction of
January
average
North Mallee (district 76)
Mildura Airport 35.0 +2.5 41.1 10th 20.3 +3.5 13.9 4th 86.2 23.1 v high 373%
Ouyen (Post Office) 34.4 +1.9 40.2 10th 19.2 +3.6 12.3 4th 54.8 21.2 v high 258%
Walpeup Research 35.3 +3.3 40.8 1st 18.5 +3.1 10.9 4th 31.8 22.4 high 142%
South Mallee (district 77)
Hopetoun Airport 35.0 +1.8 40.1 10th 17.9 +2.5 10.8 4th 4.0 28.0 v low 14%
Swan Hill Aerodrome 34.6 +1.3 40.1 10th 19.5 +3.3 12.3 4th 56.0 25.2 high 222%
North Wimmera (district 78)
Kellalac (Warracknabeal Airport) 33.8   39.3 1st 17.0   11.9 4th 76.0
Nhill Aerodrome 33.0 +1.7 38.6 10th 16.8 +2.9 8.1 4th 26.6
South Wimmera (district 79)
Edenhope Airport 31.1 +1.5 37.8 25th 16.1 +3.0 9.1 3rd 72.8 34.3 high 212%
Grampians (Mount William) 22.9 +1.7 31.3 25th 12.0 +1.8 4.5 4th 59.4 65.9 average 90%
Horsham Aerodrome 33.2 +2.0 38.4 10th 15.6 +3.0 6.9 9th 59.8 30.9 high 194%
Kanagulk 31.3 +1.4 37.9 25th 15.8 +3.0 10.3 9th 56.2 36.5 high 154%
Longerenong 33.1 +3.0 38.9 1st 16.3 +3.3 6.7 4th 43.2 24.9 high 173%
Pyrenees (Ben Nevis) 26.5 +1.2 32.8 10th 14.2 +1.8 6.9 4th 45.2 46.8 average 97%
Stawell Aerodrome 31.2 +1.9 36.5 25th 16.6 +3.0 10.8 16th 42.8 37.0 high 116%
Lower North (district 80)
Charlton 34.0 +1.4 39.1 1st 18.2 +2.7 12.8 19th 35.4 30.7 high 115%
Echuca Aerodrome 33.6 +2.6 38.5 1st 18.2 +3.0 12.5 4th 20.4 27.7 average 74%
Kerang 34.5 +2.8 39.8 1st 18.8 +3.6 12.4 4th 72.2 23.9 v high 302%
Kyabram 32.9 +2.4 38.1 1st 18.2 +3.6 12.8 20th 47.0 34.9 high 135%
Upper North (district 81)
Bendigo Airport 32.9 +2.7 38.2 1st 17.3 +3.0 12.9 4th 53.4 35.6 high 150%
Shepparton Airport 33.2 +1.1 38.6 1st 17.6 +2.2 11.7 20th 60.2 30.0 v high 201%
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 31.0 +1.2 37.1 1st 17.3 +3.0 10.4 20th 68.8 34.2 high 201%
Yarrawonga 32.3 -0.6 37.5 2nd 17.7 +1.7 11.6 20th 76.0 36.0 v high 211%
Lower Northeast (district 82)
Benalla Airport 31.4 -1.1 37.0 1st 17.7 +1.9 10.3 20th 149.1 46.3 v high 322%
Corryong Airport 30.1 -2.4 34.5 2nd 15.3 +1.1 9.5 20th 82.0 57.2 high 143%
Dartmouth Reservoir 29.0 -0.5 35.0 1st 16.3 +2.3 11.4 21st 230.2 65.0 highest 354%
Hunters Hill 25.1 -1.1 30.1 2nd 15.3 +0.8 9.6 20th 216.2 73.2 highest 295%
Rutherglen Research 31.4 -0.1 36.1 1st 16.4 +2.6 8.8 20th 133.8 37.7 v high 355%
Strathbogie 28.8 +1.3 34.3 1st 13.4 +1.7 7.1 20th 97.4 49.3 high 198%
Wangaratta Aero 31.6 -0.6 36.4 1st 16.6 +2.3 9.9 20th 115.8 45.0 v high 257%
Upper Northeast (district 83)
Mount Buller 18.3 +0.8 22.7 1st 11.2 +2.2 8.1 20th 136.6 79.7 high 171%
Mount Hotham 16.9 +0.3 21.5 1st 9.8 +1.6 2.4 20th 109.0 105.7 average 103%
Omeo 25.7 -1.8 32.0 1st 13.6 +2.2 6.3 21st 200.4 62.4 v high 321%
East Gippsland (district 84)
Combienbar AWS 25.0 -0.6 32.7 2nd 15.2 +1.5 10.5 19th 151.8 73.5 highest 207%
Gabo Island Lighthouse 22.4 +1.1 26.2 17th 17.7 +1.9 15.5 19th 104.4 69.9 high 149%
Gelantipy 23.4 -0.7 31.0 1st 13.7 +1.9 7.3 19th 135.0 65.2 v high 207%
Lakes Entrance (Eastern Beach Road) 23.3 -1.2 31.8 28th 16.3 +1.2 11.7 21st 97.6 46.1 v high 212%
Mallacoota 24.1 -0.2 30.4 28th 17.6 +1.8 12.9 21st 83.4 64.3 average 130%
Mount Nowa Nowa 24.5 -0.4 34.4 1st 16.0 +1.6 11.8 20th 114.4 63.1 high 181%
Orbost 25.7 -0.6 33.9 28th 16.3 +1.5 12.2 21st 74.2 48.0 high 155%
West Gippsland (district 85)
Bairnsdale Airport 25.2 -0.8 36.6 1st 15.7 +2.7 9.5 21st 125.8 51.5 v high 244%
Corner Inlet (Yanakie) 23.7   29.1 28th 17.1   11.3 9th 47.0 44.6 average 105%
East Sale 25.5 -0.1 37.4 1st 16.0 +3.0 10.6 21st 85.8 45.4 high 189%
East Sale Airport 25.9   37.7 1st 15.9   10.7 21st 96.8
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 27.3 +0.6 37.7 1st 15.8 +2.9 12.1 21st 120.2 50.5 v high 238%
Mount Baw Baw 18.9 +1.3 25.4 1st 11.1 +2.4 3.3 20th 53.6 94.7 low 57%
Mount Moornapa 24.3 -1.4 36.0 1st 15.2 +1.9 10.9 19th 275.0 78.2 highest 352%
Nilma North (Warragul) 27.6   36.8 1st 15.8   12.0 9th 49.4
Pound Creek 26.5 +1.3 37.2 1st 15.7 +2.8 8.9 19th 66.0 41.6 high 159%
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 21.4 +1.0 33.7 1st 17.0 +2.9 14.7 9th 73.0 52.0 high 140%
Yarram Airport 25.2 -0.6 38.4 1st 15.4 +2.4 9.0 23rd 72.6 48.4 high 150%
East Central (district 86)
Cerberus 27.0 +2.4 37.4 1st 16.5 +2.6 11.3 16th 77.8 41.2 high 189%
Coldstream 30.5 +2.5 37.2 1st 14.9 +2.9 8.0 20th 97.6 50.7 v high 193%
Essendon Airport 30.1 +3.5 38.0 1st 17.4 +3.7 13.0 20th 43.8 43.7 average 100%
Ferny Creek 26.2 +1.9 33.9 1st 15.7 +2.7 10.9 9th 89.4 82.3 average 109%
Frankston (Ballam Park) 28.4   35.7 1st 17.1   13.3 10th 69.6
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 29.1   37.1 1st 18.3   12.9 20th 79.6
Melbourne Airport 30.0 +3.4 38.4 1st 16.4 +2.6 11.0 20th 59.6 42.8 high 139%
Moorabbin Airport 29.4 +3.5 36.7 1st 17.8 +3.5 13.4 19th 18.6 44.9 low 41%
Rhyll 26.6 +2.6 33.9 1st 17.7 +2.1 14.8 9th 67.2 40.0 high 168%
Scoresby Research Institute 30.1 +3.7 37.1 1st 17.1 +3.7 12.4 20th 54.0 53.8 average 100%
Viewbank 31.5 +3.5 39.0 1st 17.1 +2.5 11.1 20th 41.8 45.5 average 92%
West Central (district 87)
Avalon Airport 28.3 +1.8 38.3 1st 17.0 +2.8 11.3 10th 75.0 35.0 high 214%
Breakwater (Geelong Racecourse) 27.2 +1.2 35.0 1st 16.5 +1.9 11.3 10th 71.0 44.7 high 159%
Laverton RAAF 28.0 +2.2 38.5 1st 17.3 +3.4 12.6 10th 100.0 41.4 v high 242%
Point Cook RAAF 26.6   38.0 1st 17.5   12.7 10th 164.2
Sheoaks 27.6 +1.5 35.3 1st 15.0 +2.6 9.0 16th 122.8 39.8 highest 309%
North Central (district 88)
Eildon Fire Tower 28.6 +1.2 34.1 1st 15.8 +2.2 10.4 4th 40.2 44.2 average 91%
Lake Eildon 31.5 +2.4 36.9 1st 16.7 +3.9 11.2 4th 102.2 48.3 high 212%
Mangalore Airport 32.2 +2.3 38.5 1st 17.0 +2.7 12.0 20th 67.2 41.9 high 160%
Maryborough 31.4 +2.5 38.0 1st 16.7 +3.7 11.9 9th 33.2 31.6 average 105%
Puckapunyal Lyon Hill (Defence) 31.8   38.2 1st 17.9   13.3 19th 53.4
Puckapunyal West (Defence) 31.4   37.8 1st 16.6   11.0 20th 73.8
Redesdale 32.7 +2.9 38.1 2nd 16.1 +2.9 9.5 20th 57.4 34.3 high 167%
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 28.1 +2.9 34.8 1st 15.2 +2.8 10.3 19th 87.6 51.2 high 171%
Western Plains (district 89)
Ballarat Aerodrome 27.8 +2.6 34.3 1st 14.9 +3.9 9.2 18th 66.0 40.3 high 164%
Westmere 30.3 +1.9 37.9 25th 13.9 +2.7 6.3 16th 65.8 45.9 high 143%
West Coast (district 90)
Aireys Inlet 23.1 0.0 33.3 27th 16.3 +2.2 12.0 10th 129.8 42.3 v high 307%
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 21.4 0.0 27.6 27th 15.9 +1.2 12.3 16th 29.0 32.3 average 90%
Cape Otway Lighthouse 21.0 -0.4 28.7 27th 16.0 +2.6 11.7 16th 104.6 44.7 v high 234%
Casterton 29.9 +1.8 38.5 25th 15.0 +2.9 9.0 18th 34.6 32.1 high 108%
Colac (Mount Gellibrand) 27.8 +1.8 35.2 27th 15.0 +2.4 10.7 3rd 44.8 33.2 high 135%
Dartmoor 29.2 +2.3 39.0 25th 15.1 +2.8 8.5 3rd 22.4 34.8 average 64%
Hamilton Airport 29.7 +3.0 37.2 25th 14.9 +3.7 8.6 3rd 44.0 33.9 high 130%
Mortlake Racecourse 29.1 +2.9 38.3 26th 14.6 +3.6 6.5 3rd 83.6 36.9 v high 227%
Port Fairy AWS 22.6 -0.1 32.5 22nd 15.8 +1.7 11.7 16th 78.2 32.0 high 244%
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 25.0 +2.9 35.3 26th 14.9 +2.6 8.5 16th 32.2 36.0 average 89%
Warrnambool Airport NDB 27.5 +2.9 38.5 26th 14.6 +2.8 7.3 3rd 34.2 36.6 average 93%

Notes

The Monthly climate summary, generally published on the third working day of each month, lists 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. More extensive discussion of significant weather events, along with later information and data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Tuesday 1 February 2022. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

In some situations, some or all of the rainfall is in the form of hail or snow. In these cases the totals given are for the water equivalent: the depth of liquid water that results from melting any frozen precipitation. There can be significant 'undercatch' of snow in strong winds, meaning the true precipitation can be higher than that reported.

Averages for individual sites 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.

Where temperature area averages are mentioned, they are derived from the ACORN-SAT dataset.

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