Melbourne area in August 2014: A warm end to the month

Despite some cold nights the warm trend continued across most of the Melbourne area in August. Rainfall was generally well below average across the city area.

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Extremes in August 2014
Hottest day 23.4 C at Avalon Airport on the 31st
Warmest days on average 16.2 C at Melbourne Regional Office
Coolest days on average 11.5 C at Ferny Creek
Coldest day 4.1 C at Ferny Creek on the 1st
Coldest night -3.7 C at Coldstream on the 3rd
Coolest nights on average 3.2 C at Coldstream
Warmest nights on average 7.9 C at Melbourne Regional Office
Warmest night 11.3 C at Essendon Airport on the 31st
Warmest on average overall 12.1 C at Melbourne Regional Office
Coolest on average overall 8.5 C at Ferny Creek
Wettest overall 79.8 mm at Ferny Creek
Driest overall 29.6 mm at Melbourne Airport
Wettest day 19.0 mm at Cranbourne Botanic Gardens on the 25th
Highest wind gust 87 km/h at Avalon Airport on the 1st
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Summary statistics for August 2014
Maximum temperatures
for August
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for August
(C)
Rainfall
for August
(millimetres)
Mean for
August
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
August
2014
Mean for
August
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
August
2014
Total for
August
2014
Average
for
August
Rank of
August
2014
Fraction of
August
average
East Central (district 86)
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 15.0 +0.1 22.0 30th 5.8 -0.4 -1.8 3rd 32.2 56.5 low 57%
Cerberus 14.8 +0.1 21.0 31st 6.0 -0.7 -0.8 3rd 36.8 76.3 v low 48%
Coldstream 15.3 +0.5 20.8 28th 3.2 -1.2 -3.7 3rd 45.4 66.8 low 68%
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 15.0 +0.4 22.5 31st 7.1 +0.7 1.5 3rd 72.7 81.0 average 90%
Essendon Airport 15.1 +0.8 20.8 31st 6.1 +0.5 -1.7 3rd 31.4 48.4 low 65%
Ferny Creek 11.5 ; 17.4 28th 5.5 ; 1.3 2nd 79.8
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 15.4 ; 21.8 31st 7.6 ; 1.2 3rd 31.4
Melbourne Airport 15.0 +0.6 20.9 31st 5.8 -0.1 0.0 3rd 29.6 45.7 low 65%
Melbourne Regional Office 16.2 +1.2 21.6 31st 7.9 +1.2 1.4 3rd 38.0 50.0 average 76%
Moorabbin Airport 14.9 0.0 21.0 31st 6.6 -0.3 1.4 3rd 40.4 65.4 low 62%
Scoresby Research Institute 15.1 +0.9 20.8 30th 5.8 -0.6 0.1 4th 61.0 79.8 average 76%
Viewbank 15.3 +0.1 20.6 31st 5.7 -0.7 -1.2 3rd 35.2 55.2 low 64%
West Central (district 87)
Avalon Airport 15.0 -0.5 23.4 31st 4.8 -0.8 -3.2 3rd 32.2 43.9 average 73%
Laverton RAAF 15.0 +0.1 22.7 31st 5.9 +0.4 -0.8 3rd 32.6 44.5 low 73%

Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Melbourne area 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.

A Climate Summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 11 am on Monday 1 September 2014. 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.

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