Melbourne in June 2016: above average rainfall and mild nights

Rainfall was generally above average across the Melbourne metropolitan area during June. Minimum temperatures were above the long-term June average at most sites, while maximum temperatures were slightly below average.

Above average rainfall

  • The month was dominated by a succession of cold fronts, which brought wet and cold conditions
  • Melbourne City (Olympic Park) recorded 19 days with rain and a total of 54.4 mm for the month
  • The wettest spot in the greater Melbourne area was Ferny Creek with 179.2 mm for the month; it also had the highest daily total of 27.6 mm on the 8th

Near average daytime temperatures and mostly mild nights

  • Most sites around Melbourne recorded a June mean maximum temperature that was slightly below average
  • Mean maximum temperature anomalies for the month ranged from 0.7 °C below average at Coldstream to 0.1 °C above average at Scoresby Institute
  • The highest daily maximum temperature during the month across the metropolitan area was 17.9 °C recorded both at Moorabbin Airport (on the 9th) and Melbourne City (on the 15th)
  • Mean minimum temperatures were above average for this time of year; anomalies ranged from +0.1 °C at Bundoora, Coldstream and Avalon Airport to +1.0 °C at Essendon Airport
  • There were several cold and frosty nights in the wake of cold fronts, most notably the 26th when Melbourne (Olympic Park) dropped to 3.0 °C and Coldstream recorded −2.2 °C

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Extremes in June 2016
Hottest day 17.9 °C at Moorabbin Airport on the 9th
17.9 °C at Melbourne (Olympic Park) on the 15th
Warmest days on average 14.2 °C at Avalon Airport
14.2 °C at Melbourne (Olympic Park)
Coolest days on average 10.1 °C at Ferny Creek
Coldest day 4.3 °C at Ferny Creek on the 24th
Coldest night -2.2 °C at Coldstream on the 26th
Coolest nights on average 4.2 °C at Coldstream
Warmest nights on average 8.0 °C at Melbourne (Olympic Park)
Warmest night 11.9 °C at Cerberus on the 5th
Warmest on average overall 11.1 °C at Melbourne (Olympic Park)
Coolest on average overall 7.9 °C at Ferny Creek
Wettest overall 179.2 mm at Ferny Creek
Driest overall 42.4 mm at Avalon Airport
Wettest day 27.6 mm at Ferny Creek on the 8th
Strongest wind gust 91 km/h at Avalon Airport on the 23rd




Summary statistics for June 2016
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
June
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
June
2016
Mean for
June
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
June
2016
Total for
June
2016
Average
for
June
Rank of
June
2016
Fraction of
June
average
Avalon Airport 14.2 -0.5 17.1 9th 5.9 +0.1 -0.2 14th 42.4 38.8 average 109%
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 13.8 -0.1 17.0 9th 6.3 +0.1 0.0 26th 78.1 57.4 high 136%
Cerberus 14.1 -0.1 17.3 3rd 7.6 +0.8 1.7 26th 73.8 73.9 average 100%
Coldstream 13.3 -0.7 17.7 1st 4.2 +0.1 -2.2 26th 88.6 66.2 high 134%
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens     16.4 10th 7.1 +0.4 2.2 26th 72.8 79.5 average 92%
Essendon Airport 13.7 0.0 17.2 15th 7.0 +1.0 1.1 26th 58.4 40.3 high 145%
Ferny Creek 10.1   15.2 1st 5.7   1.1 25th 179.2
Laverton RAAF 14.0 -0.2 17.7 9th 6.4 +0.6 1.0 26th 47.2 38.8 high 122%
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 14.2   17.9 15th 8.0   3.0 26th 54.4
Melbourne Airport 13.5 -0.2 17.5 15th 6.5 +0.3 1.7 25th 60.6 40.0 v high 152%
Moorabbin Airport 14.1 -0.1 17.9 9th 7.5 +0.8 2.3 2nd 69.6 56.5 high 123%
Scoresby Research Institute 13.7 +0.1 17.1 15th 6.8 +0.5 1.2 2nd 92.0 70.3 high 131%
Viewbank 13.8 -0.6 17.0 9th 6.5 +0.2 0.7 13th 71.8 55.8 high 129%

Daily maximum temperatures for June 2016
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Avalon Airport13.911.414.013.915.515.915.113.917.116.212.913.514.616.315.612.614.513.213.314.315.015.415.39.612.411.312.616.016.313.3
Bundoora (Latrobe University)16.415.313.712.614.413.814.314.217.014.713.013.913.614.816.914.014.711.712.812.713.714.913.99.612.510.214.815.010.8
Cerberus14.115.217.315.115.915.114.914.816.614.913.113.813.615.315.413.313.413.013.613.214.214.814.59.012.611.112.015.516.212.4
Coldstream17.716.19.912.416.313.613.014.416.213.711.913.213.914.416.614.614.911.712.813.513.713.813.99.510.79.79.313.414.610.6
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens15.215.713.915.014.514.416.412.413.914.115.414.514.011.912.812.414.214.414.411.510.410.115.215.1
Essendon Airport17.113.314.712.914.213.314.613.817.215.212.813.712.714.317.213.814.512.412.812.613.815.114.29.912.410.310.515.515.311.3
Ferny Creek15.214.112.412.013.09.910.010.611.69.57.99.49.610.912.712.010.78.212.110.09.09.69.54.37.85.97.510.311.07.4
Laverton RAAF14.111.714.213.215.014.515.013.617.715.213.013.613.616.817.513.814.712.813.113.314.215.715.010.212.111.211.716.316.111.7
Melbourne (Olympic Park)17.012.814.113.414.114.515.314.717.515.813.513.813.415.617.914.315.112.713.513.214.715.414.810.712.711.110.617.015.811.7
Melbourne Airport16.013.214.014.314.013.214.213.517.315.112.713.412.814.517.513.314.411.712.412.414.114.913.59.611.910.210.415.915.010.3
Moorabbin Airport16.213.416.114.114.415.014.814.817.915.412.713.513.914.816.614.714.812.313.313.215.014.814.29.711.911.110.915.815.312.5
Scoresby Research Institute16.515.415.613.215.213.913.114.216.614.112.313.713.315.517.114.914.312.113.112.713.314.814.09.712.210.09.714.915.211.8
Viewbank16.815.914.212.713.913.914.214.417.014.812.914.613.914.816.914.514.711.813.112.713.414.713.89.912.410.810.014.314.811.9
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 June 2016
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Avalon Airport2.43.25.88.411.85.37.99.59.67.87.94.20.3-0.22.70.77.49.86.28.38.510.09.54.13.0-0.14.35.37.37.2
Bundoora (Latrobe University)1.72.05.88.18.87.58.58.810.07.66.82.80.96.82.85.09.39.45.49.88.28.29.24.83.50.04.84.97.39.7
Cerberus2.23.07.010.411.97.88.711.211.49.38.87.05.38.44.84.810.09.54.27.09.59.910.76.34.91.75.67.08.710.1
Coldstream-1.6-0.32.45.98.53.58.97.711.55.56.21.8-1.60.8-0.3-0.87.79.33.47.58.49.410.32.70.5-2.21.70.32.45.9
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens4.33.27.111.27.49.010.77.86.44.25.84.79.99.95.68.29.29.79.73.12.25.05.18.39.8
Essendon Airport2.62.66.18.810.37.98.58.89.98.87.23.23.87.96.67.28.69.67.08.68.39.59.75.43.71.15.25.77.89.0
Ferny Creek7.57.77.28.69.45.86.77.38.05.63.73.13.55.95.25.17.06.25.56.96.56.06.81.81.12.62.93.96.95.9
Laverton RAAF1.22.43.88.410.76.27.09.09.87.17.13.02.66.85.46.19.010.06.88.87.29.210.65.51.51.04.74.58.19.1
Melbourne (Olympic Park)4.84.86.89.810.58.910.59.710.810.49.05.03.88.66.07.89.310.07.39.110.411.210.46.95.63.04.85.08.910.3
Melbourne Airport3.82.46.28.410.36.68.27.29.87.36.04.13.46.86.26.98.39.35.28.97.88.48.94.61.72.24.94.87.28.3
Moorabbin Airport2.62.35.38.911.28.89.910.111.19.98.85.64.36.06.13.89.89.86.88.87.910.610.45.35.53.25.66.19.19.9
Scoresby Research Institute1.31.25.97.39.27.99.09.910.78.26.95.53.57.13.86.59.19.25.08.07.610.010.15.02.83.25.25.68.39.9
Viewbank1.91.94.28.410.48.19.99.210.69.37.43.10.73.23.84.59.49.45.97.59.210.310.25.94.20.83.13.18.410.1
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 June 2016
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Avalon Airport 0.2 - 0.4 5.4 1.2 0.4 0.2 0.8 2.8 - 2.0 - - - - 0.2 7.6 13.6 - 0.8 0.2 - 0.4 4.4 1.8 - - - - -
Bundoora (Latrobe University) - - - 6.6 5.4 1.0 - 3.4 1.2 0.4 6.6 0.4 - - - - 1.4 21.4 0.4 4.4 4.8 1.0 - 16.4 1.3 0.4 0.6 0.8 0.2 -
Cerberus - 0.2 - 2.4 1.8 0.2 0.2 1.2 8.2 3.8 7.2 3.4 - - - - 5.2 6.0 - 1.2 1.6 0.4 2.6 14.8 12.6 0.4 - 0.2 0.2 -
Coldstream
- 0.2 5.2 5.2 0.4 1.8 6.2 0.6 4.0 6.2 2.6 0.2 - - - 0.2 21.8 - 5.4 2.2 1.6 - 18.4 4.2 0.2 - 1.0 1.0 -
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens - 0.2 5.8 3.2 0.6 4.8 3.8 12.1 4.7 - - - - 5.6 9.0 7.6 7.0 0.6 1.2 1.2 4.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.2
Essendon Airport - 0.2 - 6.0 3.2 3.0 - 1.6 1.8 0.2 5.6 - - - - - 2.6 8.8 0.4 5.0 5.2 - - 13.8 - 0.2 0.2 0.6 - -
Ferny Creek - - 0.2 11.0 6.2 1.8 0.8 27.6 1.4 12.0 7.2 7.0 0.2 - - 0.2 4.6 27.2 0.2 7.4 18.8 3.4 3.8 26.2 8.4 0.4 0.2 1.4 1.6 -
Laverton RAAF - 0.2 - 6.0 2.2 1.4 - 0.8 2.2 0.2 2.4 - - - - - 6.6 8.2 0.2 3.4 0.4 - 0.2 12.0 - 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 -
Melbourne (Olympic Park) - - - 6.2 3.4 1.4 - 1.2 1.4 - 3.0 0.6 - - - - 4.2 8.6 0.4 3.6 3.2 - 0.6 13.8 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 -
Melbourne Airport - - - 5.0 3.6 4.8 - 1.6 1.0 0.2 5.0 0.4 - - - - 3.0 13.8 0.2 6.4 5.0 0.2 0.2 9.8 - - 0.2 0.2 - -
Moorabbin Airport - - - 6.4 2.4 0.4 - 1.2 2.8 2.0 5.4 1.4 - - - - 4.6 9.8 0.2 4.6 3.0 0.8 1.0 17.4 5.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 - -
Scoresby Research Institute - 0.2 - 8.4 4.4 6.8 - 5.4 1.2 2.2 5.0 2.6 - - - - 2.6 15.8 - 3.8 6.6 0.8 0.8 19.6 4.0 0.2 0.4 0.2 1.0 -
Viewbank 0.2 - - 6.0 3.8 1.0 - 5.2 1.0 - 5.2 0.4 0.2 - - - 1.4 20.2 0.8 2.4 4.6 0.2 - 14.2 2.4 0.2 0.8 1.2 0.4 -
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

The Monthly climate summary lists 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.

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 Friday 1 July 2016. 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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