Tuesday, 1 April 2014 ;- ;Monthly Climate Summary for Melbourne area ;- ;Product code IDCKGC16L0
Rainfall was below average across Melbourne with most sites receiving less than 40% of their usual rainfall for the month. The wettest overall was Cranbourne Botanic Gardens with 45.2 mm and the driest overall was Avalon Airport with 18.8mm. The wettest single day was at Cranbourne Botanic Gardens with 27.6 mm on the 16th.
The warmest on average was Melbourne Regional Office with 20.4 °C whilst the coolest on average was Ferny Creek with 17.0 °C.
Most stations recorded above average maximum temperatures with a deviation in the order of +1 °C. The hottest day was at Essendon Airport with 36.2 °C on the 10th, and the warmest days on average were at Coldstream with 26.4 °C. Ferney Creek had both the coldest day, 13.6 °C on the 22nd, and the coolest days on average with 21.8 °C.
Overnight temperatures were above average across most of Melbourne. Melbourne Regional Office°C, which was 2.1°C above normal.
The warmest night was at Melbourne Airport with 22.2 °C on the 10th, whilst Coldstream recorded the coldest night with 3.2 °C on the 20th and 24th, and also the coolest nights on average with 10.0 °C.
The strongest wind gust was at Avalon Airport with 91 km/h on the 15th.
|Extremes in March 2014|
36.2 °C at Essendon Airport on the 10th|
|Warmest days on average||
26.4 °C at Coldstream|
|Coolest days on average||
21.8 °C at Ferny Creek|
13.6 °C at Ferny Creek on the 22nd|
3.2 °C at Coldstream on the 20th|
3.2 °C at Coldstream on the 24th
|Coolest nights on average||
10.0 °C at Coldstream|
|Warmest nights on average||
15.3 °C at Melbourne Regional Office|
22.2 °C at Melbourne Airport on the 10th|
|Warmest on average overall||
20.4 °C at Melbourne Regional Office|
|Coolest on average overall||
17.0 °C at Ferny Creek|
45.2 mm at Cranbourne Botanic Gardens|
18.8 mm at Avalon Airport|
27.6 mm at Cranbourne Botanic Gardens on the 16th|
|Highest wind gust||
91 km/h at Avalon Airport on the 15th|
|Summary statistics for March 2014|
|East Central (district 86)|
|Bundoora (Latrobe University)||25.6||+1.4||35.0||10th||13.1||+0.6||7.5||20th||22.8||44.7||low||51%|
|Cranbourne Botanic Gardens||24.5||+1.1||33.6||4th||12.8||+0.4||8.0||13th||45.2||42.7||average||106%|
|Melbourne (Olympic Park)||24.4||32.9||4th||14.8||10.5||20th||21.8|
|Melbourne Regional Office||25.4||+1.5||33.7||4th||15.3||+2.1||11.2||20th||23.4||50.1||low||47%|
|Scoresby Research Institute||26.1||+2.1||33.7||10th||12.9||+0.5||6.8||24th||23.6||53.7||low||44%|
|West Central (district 87)|
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 12 pm on Tuesday 1 April 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
(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.