Monday, 1 September 2014 ;- ;Monthly Climate Summary for Melbourne area ;- ;Product code IDCKGC16L0
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.
|Extremes in August 2014|
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|
4.1 °C at Ferny Creek on the 1st|
-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|
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|
79.8 mm at Ferny Creek|
29.6 mm at Melbourne Airport|
19.0 mm at Cranbourne Botanic Gardens on the 25th|
|Highest wind gust||
87 km/h at Avalon Airport on the 1st|
|Summary statistics for August 2014|
|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%|
|Cranbourne Botanic Gardens||15.0||+0.4||22.5||31st||7.1||+0.7||1.5||3rd||72.7||81.0||average||90%|
|Melbourne (Olympic Park)||15.4||;||21.8||31st||7.6||;||1.2||3rd||31.4|
|Melbourne Regional Office||16.2||+1.2||21.6||31st||7.9||+1.2||1.4||3rd||38.0||50.0||average||76%|
|Scoresby Research Institute||15.1||+0.9||20.8||30th||5.8||-0.6||0.1||4th||61.0||79.8||average||76%|
|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 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
(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.