Tuesday, 4 March 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 Ferny Creek with 53.0 mm. The driest overall was Cerberus with 5.4 mm, The wettest single day was at Ferny Creek with 32.6 mm on the 20th
The warmest on average was Melbourne Regional Office with 22.6 °C. The coolest on average was Ferny Creek with 19.5 °C.
Most stations recorded well above average maximum temperatures with a deviation of more than +2 °C. Most stations recorded their hottest day on the 8th including the highest at Essendon Airport with 42.5 °C The warmest days on average were at Coldstream with 30.0 °C. The coolest days on average were at Ferny Creek with 25.6 °C. The coldest day was at Ferny Creek with 15.6 °C on the 21st,
Some stations recorded cooler than average whilst others were warmer than average. The coldest night was at Coldstream with 5.3 °C on the 28th. The coolest nights on average were at Coldstream with 11.0 °C. The warmest nights on average were at Melbourne Regional Office with 16.8 °C. The warmest night was at Ferny Creek with 26.2 °C on the 9th,
The strongest wind gust was at Avalon Airport with 91 km/h on the 9th.
|Extremes in February 2014|
42.5 °C at Essendon Airport on the 8th|
|Warmest days on average||
30.0 °C at Coldstream|
|Coolest days on average||
25.6 °C at Ferny Creek|
15.6 °C at Ferny Creek on the 21st|
5.3 °C at Coldstream on the 28th|
|Coolest nights on average||
11.0 °C at Coldstream|
|Warmest nights on average||
16.8 °C at Melbourne Regional Office|
26.2 °C at Ferny Creek on the 9th|
|Warmest on average overall||
22.6 °C at Melbourne Regional Office|
|Coolest on average overall||
19.5 °C at Ferny Creek|
53.0 mm at Ferny Creek|
5.4 mm at Cerberus|
32.6 mm at Ferny Creek on the 20th|
|Highest wind gust||
91 km/h at Avalon Airport on the 9th|
|Summary statistics for February 2014|
|East Central (district 86)|
|Bundoora (Latrobe University)||28.5||+1.7||42.2||8th||14.1||-0.1||9.8||5th||17.8||44.2||low||40%|
|Cranbourne Botanic Gardens||27.4||+1.8||39.3||8th||13.6||-0.4||9.5||27th||18.2||52.3||low||35%|
|Melbourne (Olympic Park)||27.1||40.7||8th||16.3||12.3||28th||22.4|
|Melbourne Regional Office||28.4||+2.6||41.0||8th||16.8||+2.2||12.6||20th||23.2||47.9||average||48%|
|Scoresby Research Institute||29.3||+2.9||41.7||2nd||13.9||+0.1||8.6||28th||20.0||53.7||low||37%|
|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.
This statement has been prepared based on information available at 10 am on Tuesday 4 March 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.
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.