Melbourne in February 2015: warmer days and nights

  • Despite some soggy days, Melbourne experienced mainly average rainfall totals. Daytime and night time temperature continue to be above average.
  • The month ended with a strong change sweeping the city accompanied by severe thunderstorms

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Extremes in February 2015
Hottest day 37.7 C at Melbourne Airport on the 21st
37.7 C at Viewbank on the 21st
Warmest days on average 29.2 C at Coldstream
Coolest days on average 24.4 C at Ferny Creek
Coldest day 16.0 C at Ferny Creek on the 17th
Coldest night 5.1 C at Coldstream on the 5th
Coolest nights on average 13.2 C at Coldstream
Warmest nights on average 16.7 C at Melbourne (Olympic Park)
Warmest night 23.0 C at Ferny Creek on the 23rd
Warmest on average overall 22.1 C at Viewbank
Coolest on average overall 19.1 C at Ferny Creek
Wettest overall 66.0 mm at Ferny Creek
Driest overall 23.6 mm at Cranbourne Botanic Gardens
Wettest day 48.8 mm at Ferny Creek on the 14th
Strongest wind gust 128 km/h at St Kilda Harbour - RMYS on the 28th




Summary statistics for February 2015
Maximum temperatures
(C)
Minimum temperatures
(C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
February
2015
Diff
from
average
Highest for
February
2015
Mean for
February
2015
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
February
2015
Total for
February
2015
Average
for
February
Rank of
February
2015
Fraction of
February
average
Avalon Airport 26.8 +0.6 37.2 22nd 15.5 +1.1 11.4 6th 44.2 34.8 high 127%
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 28.0 +1.2 37.1 22nd 15.5 +1.3 9.5 5th 55.4 44.5 high 124%
Cerberus 25.7 +0.7 36.5 21st 14.9 +0.6 9.6 6th 24.2 39.4 average 61%
Coldstream 29.2 +1.5 36.7 21st 13.2 +1.2 5.1 5th 51.8 56.2 average 92%
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 26.7 +1.0 36.8 21st 14.9 +0.9 8.4 9th 23.6 51.1 low 46%
Essendon Airport 27.9 +2.2 37.6 21st 15.7 +1.8 11.7 5th 34.8 46.5 average 75%
Ferny Creek 24.4   32.4 21st 13.7   9.1 9th 66.0
Laverton RAAF 26.6 +1.1 37.6 21st 15.9 +1.7 12.6 1st 30.4 46.7 average 65%
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 26.4   36.1 21st 16.7   13.2 1st 37.8
Melbourne Airport 28.0 +1.4 37.7 21st 15.5 +1.4 10.1 5th 38.0 43.6 average 87%
Moorabbin Airport 27.5 +1.4 37.2 21st 15.9 +1.6 11.2 9th 25.0 46.0 average 54%
Scoresby Research Institute 28.1 +1.6 36.4 21st 15.1 +1.3 9.5 9th 51.8 53.7 average 96%
Viewbank 28.6 +1.0 37.7 21st 15.5 +0.9 9.9 5th 43.8 51.0 average 86%

Daily maximum temperatures for February 2015
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Avalon Airport20.922.522.720.424.933.335.523.526.929.232.623.628.426.530.625.820.520.527.825.935.637.226.820.526.224.124.434.2
Bundoora (Latrobe University)19.622.321.419.826.836.235.522.828.032.236.025.033.726.334.225.320.921.430.327.837.037.130.220.728.224.626.035.5
Cerberus20.421.219.818.523.632.235.622.026.329.325.726.029.224.329.722.420.119.927.424.436.535.728.720.026.722.622.629.3
Coldstream23.624.424.122.230.035.333.225.630.034.736.628.833.326.933.627.421.121.631.833.536.736.031.522.028.526.127.530.7
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens21.823.020.120.025.533.833.622.526.533.025.530.225.732.023.520.121.029.025.636.836.130.019.826.523.624.230.8
Essendon Airport19.323.421.720.426.536.436.823.128.030.234.524.333.526.734.725.020.322.030.726.737.637.229.421.227.724.526.133.3
Ferny Creek17.919.918.817.424.831.429.920.525.329.331.424.029.122.829.022.316.017.826.427.832.431.327.517.423.421.622.326.1
Laverton RAAF19.922.521.119.324.734.336.722.227.228.728.523.233.326.031.424.920.020.527.825.537.635.127.919.826.523.224.134.2
Melbourne (Olympic Park)19.021.120.019.024.235.735.021.528.327.826.821.932.425.134.424.620.621.226.925.336.135.329.320.127.023.224.332.3
Melbourne Airport18.723.622.720.226.536.836.023.527.631.135.425.332.926.934.725.620.721.631.026.637.737.029.520.527.625.326.133.0
Moorabbin Airport21.022.320.620.528.835.535.022.628.831.430.325.933.524.733.624.020.721.326.828.037.235.830.221.628.523.523.832.9
Scoresby Research Institute21.923.622.321.329.636.033.624.529.133.634.928.332.626.133.725.720.621.130.628.236.434.530.221.127.524.825.730.5
Viewbank20.023.322.220.727.837.435.123.728.733.435.525.833.527.134.626.321.821.931.229.837.736.930.321.729.325.727.232.8
Values are the maximum temperature, usually in the 24 hours from 9 am on the day indicated,
and typically occurred in the afternoon of that day.
Temperatures coloured according to their difference
from the long-term average for the period
-10.0 -9.0 -8.0 -7.0 -6.0 -5.0 -4.0 -3.0 -2.0 -1.0 0.0 +1.0 +2.0 +3.0 +4.0 +5.0 +6.0 +7.0 +8.0 +9.0 +10.0 C Grey outline marks highest
and lowest for the period

Daily minimum temperatures for February 2015
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Avalon Airport12.514.415.113.912.511.418.617.514.017.213.616.313.318.416.715.816.416.517.513.616.418.818.413.816.015.413.116.8
Bundoora (Latrobe University)12.812.915.014.89.512.620.418.011.014.216.717.213.518.215.517.417.016.417.515.217.920.518.414.811.715.512.216.9
Cerberus13.815.214.913.914.69.617.316.210.113.712.814.717.018.315.716.416.816.517.414.217.117.516.514.416.212.110.015.4
Coldstream11.713.914.312.75.18.615.214.98.99.814.114.111.318.011.516.915.916.216.712.915.617.715.114.28.611.49.214.6
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens13.214.214.512.514.011.018.018.58.413.017.416.016.017.515.817.016.514.417.015.514.217.317.714.214.413.512.314.1
Essendon Airport12.713.215.413.611.713.519.418.813.115.516.017.514.418.115.416.417.216.817.315.217.520.419.415.212.415.512.416.8
Ferny Creek10.510.810.69.59.314.222.015.39.111.716.811.913.115.912.914.512.411.813.815.915.622.423.010.211.013.911.414.0
Laverton RAAF12.614.615.414.314.912.618.718.514.813.215.017.614.318.616.316.316.816.917.815.016.020.718.215.613.915.713.216.5
Melbourne (Olympic Park)13.213.516.114.813.314.518.818.913.616.418.117.816.119.018.217.417.617.718.217.418.120.321.115.914.016.014.817.9
Melbourne Airport12.213.514.813.510.112.919.818.812.714.915.917.313.318.014.615.617.015.816.615.117.120.819.114.813.515.713.316.7
Moorabbin Airport13.315.314.513.813.412.518.418.611.214.117.217.315.318.917.818.516.616.417.715.217.520.319.114.813.713.912.916.3
Scoresby Research Institute13.614.814.813.39.712.418.618.69.513.817.916.613.218.116.218.316.313.015.415.117.220.018.914.311.314.811.016.3
Viewbank12.713.414.814.39.913.418.918.911.315.017.217.313.818.215.916.517.015.317.215.317.620.117.914.811.815.812.316.8
Values are the minimum temperature, usually in the 24 hours to 9 am on the day indicated,
and typically occurred that morning.
Temperatures coloured according to their difference
from the long-term average for the period
-10.0 -9.0 -8.0 -7.0 -6.0 -5.0 -4.0 -3.0 -2.0 -1.0 0.0 +1.0 +2.0 +3.0 +4.0 +5.0 +6.0 +7.0 +8.0 +9.0 +10.0 C Grey outline marks highest
and lowest for the period

Daily rainfall for February 2015
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Avalon Airport 1.8 0.6 - 0.2 - - - 0.4 - - - - - 24.8 - - - - - - - 1.0 10.6 4.6 - 0.2 - -
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 7.3 3.2 - - - - - - - - - - - 27.2 - 0.2 - - 0.2 - - 2.7 - 14.6 - - - -
Cerberus 3.0 0.6 - - - - - - - - - - - 15.2 1.4 - - - - 0.2 - - - 3.8 - - - -
Coldstream - - - - - - - - - - - - - 42.6 1.4 - - - 1.8 0.2 - - - 5.8 - - - -
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 0.3 3.2 - 0.4 - - - - - - - - - 16.8 0.1 - - - 1.0 - - - - 1.8 - - - -
Essendon Airport - 1.8 - - 0.2 - - - - - - - - 23.6 0.4 - - - 0.2 - - 1.2 - 7.4 - - - -
Ferny Creek 0.6 0.4 - 1.0 - 0.2 - - - - - - - 48.8 0.2 - - 0.2 5.4 - - - - 9.2 - - - -
Laverton RAAF 1.0 2.0 - - - - - 0.2 - - - - - 14.0 - - - - - - - - 9.0 4.2 - - - -
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 9.2 3.8 - - - - - - - - - - - 19.6 0.4 - - - - - - 1.6 - 3.2 - - - -
Melbourne Airport 0.6 1.4 - - 0.2 - - - - - - - - 22.0 0.2 - - - - - - - - 13.6 - - - -
Moorabbin Airport 3.0 0.8 - - - - - - - - - - - 18.8 - - - - - - - - - 2.4 - - - -
Scoresby Research Institute 1.0 0.4 - - 0.2 - - - - - - - - 41.8 0.2 - - - 2.4 - 0.2 - - 5.6 - - - -
Viewbank 7.2 3.8 - - - - - - - - - - - 22.8 0.2 - - - - - - - 0.8 9.0 - - - -
Most values are the precipitation in the 24 hours to 9 am on the day indicated. Days marked with → are part of a longer accumulation, which is shown on the final day.
Values over 100 mm have been rounded to the nearest whole millimetre.
Days marked with - have a rainfall report of zero; days left blank have no rainfall report (which often indicates no rain fell).
Rainfalls coloured
according to the amount
0 1.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 25.0 50.0 100 150 200 300 400 600 millimetres

Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list the main features of the weather in Melbourne 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 Monday 2 March 2015. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is used for temperature area averages.

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