Victoria in June 2016: near average daytime temperatures, wet in the east

In June, near-average rainfall was recorded across most of Victoria, except in the east where rainfall was above to very much above average. Maximum temperatures were generally close to average overall, while minimum temperatures were above average except in the parts of central and western Victoria.

Near average rainfall across most of the State; wet in the east

  • Statewide rainfall was 31% above June mean
  • A complex low pressure system associated with a trough brought high rainfall totals to East Gippsland at the beginning of the month; Some sites had their highest June daily rainfall on record, whilst over the two days ending 9 am on the 6th Genoa recorded 145 mm and Mallacoota had 147 mm
  • The highest daily rainfall, 101.4 mm, was recorded at Cabbage Tree Creek on the 21st, associated with the second East Coast Low
  • A strong cold front that swept across Victoria on the 24th resulted in snowfalls in Alpine areas
  • The highest registered total for the month was 447.8 mm at Falls Creek - the wettest June at this site since 1991

Near average daytime temperatures and some cold nights

  • The State mean maximum temperature was 0.07 °C below average, whilst the mean minimum temperature was 0.69 °C above the average
  • There were several cold fronts during the month, which brought cold and wet conditions
  • A number of sites had their coldest June day on record on the 24th or 26th, while some sites had their lowest June mean daily maximum temperature since 1989
  • High pressure systems and clear nights with light winds resulted in low minimum temperature on the 1st, the 12thand 13th, and the 25th and 26th
  • The lowest minimum daily temperature recorded during June was -7.6 °C at Mt Hotham on the 27th in a wake of a cold front

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Extremes in June 2016
Hottest day 20.8 °C at Lakes Entrance (Eastern Beach Road) on the 17th
Warmest days on average 15.9 °C at Mildura Airport
Coolest days on average 1.8 °C at Mount Hotham
Coldest day -4.6 °C at Mount Hotham on the 24th
Coldest night -7.6 °C at Mount Hotham on the 27th
Coolest nights on average -2.0 °C at Mount Hotham
Warmest nights on average 10.3 °C at Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse
Warmest night 15.4 °C at Mallacoota on the 5th
Warmest on average overall 12.8 °C at Gabo Island Lighthouse
Coolest on average overall -0.1 °C at Mount Hotham
Wettest overall 447.8 mm at Falls Creek (Rocky Valley)
Wettest day 101.4 mm at Cabbage Tree Creek on the 21st
Strongest wind gust 124 km/h at Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse on the 11th

Maps
ObservedAnomalyDecile rank
Total
rainfall
Map of Rainfall totals Map of Percentage of normal rainfall Map of Rainfall deciles
Mean
daily
maximum
temperatures
Map of Mean maximum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean maximum temperature
Mean
daily
minimum
temperatures
Map of Mean minimum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Record highest June daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Gabo Island Lighthouse 93.2 on the 6th 90.2 on the 27th in 2007 149
Chiltern (Post Office) 57.0 on the 8th 53.3 on the 23rd in 1926 132
Coleraine (Melville Forest) 37.0 on the 9th 34.0 on the 22nd in 1987 62



Record highest June total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Mount Buller 318.4 297.8 in 1988 36 152.6
Shepparton Airport 80.0 75.0 in 2005 21 39.7

Highest June total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
June
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 239.0 244.7 in 1923* 120.3
Falls Creek (Rocky Valley) 447.8 462.0 in 1991* 247.1
Mooroopna 87.0 141.6 in 1991* 50.5
Yarrawonga 92.2 98.6 in 1996 42.8

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported.




Record lowest June daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 9.2 on the 24th 9.3 on the 25th in 2003 35 13.7
Mortlake Racecourse 8.6 on the 24th = 8.6 on the 26th in 1998 25 13.5
Sheoaks 6.7 on the 24th 6.8 on the 12th in 1993 25 12.9
Yarrawonga 7.7 on the 26th 8.5 on the 24th in 2003 24 14.6
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 4.6 on the 26th 4.8 on the 12th in 2009 23 9.9
Shepparton Airport 8.0 on the 26th 8.3 on the 24th in 2003 20 14.2



Lowest June mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
June
Mangalore Airport 12.5 12.2 in 1985 13.5
Lake Eildon 12.0 11.3 in 1989 12.7
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 12.9 12.5 in 1989 14.0
Kyabram 13.3 13.1 in 1990 14.0
Redesdale 12.0 11.5 in 1995 12.8



Record highest June daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Mallacoota 15.4 on the 5th 14.1 on the 2nd in 2014 24 7.3



Record lowest June temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
June
Hunters Hill -2.2 on the 25th = -2.2 on the 11th in 2009 24 3.1



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
North Mallee (district 76)
Mildura Airport 15.9 -0.1 19.9 14th 5.6 +0.4 -1.7 13th 18.2 22.4 average 81%
Ouyen (Post Office) 15.4 -0.3 20.1 14th 5.9 +0.8 0.4 25th 39.4 29.5 high 134%
Walpeup Research 15.1 0.0 19.7 14th 6.4 +0.8 2.0 25th 37.0 29.5 average 125%
South Mallee (district 77)
Hopetoun Airport 14.7 -0.7 18.8 14th 4.6 +0.3 -2.0 12th 26.0 23.7 average 110%
Swan Hill Aerodrome 14.1 -1.3 17.4 14th 5.1 +0.7 -1.1 13th 22.6 25.5 average 89%
North Wimmera (district 78)
Nhill Aerodrome 14.2 -0.5 17.8 14th 5.0 +0.2 -0.4 12th 43.4 37.9 average 115%
Warracknabeal Museum 14.3 -0.4 17.8 14th 5.0 +0.5 -0.5 13th 47.1 37.9 high 124%
South Wimmera (district 79)
Edenhope Airport 13.6 -0.5 16.4 15th 5.2 +0.2 -0.5 25th 56.4 49.0 average 115%
Grampians (Mount William) 6.2 +0.5 11.0 3rd 1.8 0.0 -2.6 25th 164.8 127.4 high 129%
Horsham Aerodrome 13.8 -0.6 16.8 2nd 3.8 +0.1 -1.5 13th 36.6 39.7 average 92%
Kanagulk 13.1 -0.6 15.8 4th 4.6 0.0 -0.7 25th 62.4 52.2 average 120%
Longerenong 13.8 0.0 16.5 14th 4.4 +0.3 -1.2 13th 39.6 44.3 average 89%
Pyrenees (Ben Nevis) 7.8   12.6 3rd 3.4   -0.7 25th 75.4
Stawell Aerodrome 12.4 -0.9 15.2 2nd 5.0 +0.3 -0.4 12th 59.4 54.2 average 110%
Lower North (district 80)
Charlton 13.6 -1.1 16.2 2nd 4.9 +0.6 -0.8 26th 37.4 34.8 average 107%
Echuca Aerodrome 13.7 -0.5 17.3 2nd 5.0 +0.3 -0.8 14th 55.5 42.9 high 129%
Kerang 14.1 -0.6 17.5 2nd 4.9 +0.3 -0.7 13th 32.0 35.9 average 89%
Kyabram 13.3 -0.7 17.6 2nd 5.1 +1.3 -0.8 26th 66.2 40.8 high 162%
Upper North (district 81)
Bendigo Airport 12.7 -0.7 16.4 2nd 4.4 +0.8 -1.7 26th 57.4 52.8 average 109%
Shepparton Airport 12.7 -1.5 17.3 2nd 4.7 +0.9 -1.0 26th 80.0 39.7 highest 202%
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 12.9 -1.1 18.2 2nd 4.2 +0.5 -1.9 26th 80.2 44.3 v high 181%
Yarrawonga 13.2 -1.4 17.4 2nd 5.8 +1.7 -0.1 25th 92.2 42.8 v high 215%
Lower Northeast (district 82)
Benalla Airport 12.9   17.9 2nd 5.2   -1.7 26th 83.4 55.5 high 150%
Corryong Airport 12.2 0.0 17.2 2nd 4.7 +3.6 -2.5 12th 115.0 64.7 v high 178%
Dartmouth Reservoir 12.2 -0.3 16.3 20th 4.8 +1.8 -2.6 16th 130.0 103.0 high 126%
Hunters Hill 7.7 -0.8 13.1 2nd 3.3 +0.2 -2.2 25th 212.6 138.6 high 153%
Rutherglen Research 13.0 -0.4 18.6 2nd     -2.6 15th 66.2 57.1 average 116%
Strathbogie 10.5 -0.7 15.0 2nd 2.8 +0.7 -2.5 13th 138.6 114.2 average 121%
Wangaratta Aero 13.0 -1.0 18.1 2nd 4.9 +2.0 -2.0 26th 78.8 67.4 average 117%
Upper Northeast (district 83)
Falls Creek 2.8 -0.1 10.6 15th -1.2 +0.4 -7.1 12th 179.2 137.3 high 131%
Mount Buller 3.1 -0.2 11.0 15th -1.1 +0.1 -6.9 27th 318.4 152.6 highest 209%
Mount Hotham 1.8 +0.4 9.1 15th -2.0 +0.4 -7.6 27th 180.6 131.2 high 138%
Omeo 10.8 -0.4 14.2 2nd 2.0 +1.0 -6.3 15th 93.8 71.0 high 132%
East Gippsland (district 84)
Combienbar AWS 12.6 +0.8 16.9 17th 6.2 +0.4 1.6 25th 132.4 106.1 average 125%
Gabo Island Lighthouse 15.7 +0.9 19.9 9th 9.8 +0.5 6.3 16th 233.6 103.4 v high 226%
Gelantipy 10.6 +0.5 14.8 17th 3.7 +0.5 -0.3 27th 155.4 74.6 high 208%
Lakes Entrance (Eastern Beach Road) 15.5 +0.5 20.8 17th 6.2 -0.2 0.0 14th 118.2 105.6 high 112%
Mallacoota 15.7 +0.3 20.4 9th 7.5 +0.2 2.4 16th 245.4 98.4 v high 249%
Mount Nowa Nowa 13.2 -0.1 17.5 17th 6.7 -0.2 2.3 24th 166.4 85.5 high 195%
Orbost 15.4 +0.1 20.4 17th 6.4 -0.1 0.9 16th 172.8 108.3 high 160%
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 15.0 +0.2 20.4 17th 8.9 -0.2 4.4 23rd 213.5 113.2 high 189%
West Gippsland (district 85)
Bairnsdale Airport 14.9 -0.1 20.3 17th 4.8 +0.1 -1.8 16th 100.4 66.0 high 152%
Corner Inlet (Yanakie) 13.8   16.7 9th 7.6   1.6 14th 120.6
East Sale Airport 14.4 +0.1 17.2 17th 4.8 +0.6 -2.5 14th 73.0 48.2 high 151%
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 14.2 +0.1 17.0 9th 5.4 +1.0 -0.6 14th 89.4 65.0 high 138%
Mount Baw Baw 3.7 +0.2 9.2 13th -0.1 +0.4 -5.5 27th 164.0 139.7 average 117%
Mount Moornapa 12.7 +0.3 17.2 17th 6.0 -0.1 1.2 25th 120.4 102.5 high 117%
Pound Creek 14.3   16.9 3rd 6.4   -1.0 14th 98.8 90.7 average 109%
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 13.3 +0.3 15.7 4th 10.3 +0.9 5.3 25th 239.0 120.3 v high 199%
Yarram Airport 14.3   16.7 17th 6.0   -2.2 14th 47.2
East Central (district 86)
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
Frankston AWS 13.5 -0.1 16.9 15th 8.6 -0.1 4.5 26th
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%
Phillip Island Penguin Reserve 14.3 -0.1 17.7 3rd     3.5 19th 62.5 79.5 average 79%
Rhyll 14.0 +0.1 16.5 3rd 9.2 +0.3 4.5 25th 76.4 64.4 average 119%
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%
Wonthaggi 14.3 +0.1 17.5 1st 8.0 +1.3 4.7 25th 98.2 96.6 average 102%
West Central (district 87)
Avalon Airport 14.2 -0.5 17.1 9th 5.9 +0.1 -0.2 14th 42.4 38.8 average 109%
Breakwater (Geelong Racecourse) 14.3   16.9 1st 6.7   0.7 14th 46.2
Laverton RAAF 14.0 -0.2 17.7 9th 6.4 +0.6 1.0 26th 47.2 38.8 high 122%
Sheoaks 12.5 -0.4 16.5 1st 5.7 +0.1 0.8 26th 60.2 42.3 high 142%
North Central (district 88)
Castlemaine Prison 12.4 -0.3 16.2 2nd 5.4 +2.0 -0.5 12th 62.7 56.6 average 111%
Eildon Fire Tower 9.2 -1.0 13.8 2nd 4.8 0.0 0.4 25th 76.0 65.6 average 116%
Lake Eildon 12.0 -0.7 16.2 5th 5.2 +1.1 0.7 1st 91.8 92.5 average 99%
Mangalore Airport 12.5 -1.0 16.6 2nd 4.3 +0.3 -2.0 25th 53.8 53.6 average 100%
Maryborough 13.0 +0.1 16.9 2nd 4.2 0.0 -1.9 26th 68.6 55.6 average 123%
Redesdale 12.0 -0.8 16.6 2nd 4.4 +0.5 -1.5 26th 69.8 59.6 average 117%
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 9.5 -0.4 13.6 2nd 4.7 -0.2 0.2 26th 96.2 67.6 high 142%
Western Plains (district 89)
Ararat Prison 12.8 +0.4 16.8 2nd 4.6 +0.7 -0.5 12th 77.9 56.8 high 137%
Ballarat Aerodrome 10.6 -0.2 15.4 2nd 3.9 -0.1 -2.0 26th 70.6 62.7 average 113%
Westmere 12.6 -0.3 15.6 1st 5.0 +0.6 0.1 2nd 49.4 41.1 high 120%
West Coast (district 90)
Aireys Inlet 13.7 -0.2 16.0 5th 8.1 0.0 3.0 25th 46.0 60.0 average 77%
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 14.1 -0.2 16.2 15th 8.7 -0.4 5.1 24th 104.2 90.9 average 115%
Cape Otway Lighthouse 13.7 0.0 16.4 1st 9.2 +0.7 4.5 24th 116.2 97.0 high 120%
Casterton 13.1 -0.6 15.9 20th 5.2 +0.1 0.5 15th 89.8 67.4 high 133%
Colac (Mount Gellibrand) 11.9 -0.4 14.7 1st 6.0 -0.2 1.4 25th 59.2 53.4 average 111%
Dartmoor 13.7   16.6 1st 5.0   -0.5 15th 151.6
Hamilton Airport 12.2 -0.7 15.5 1st 5.2 +0.2 0.5 25th 68.2 66.7 average 102%
Mortlake Racecourse 13.2 -0.3 15.5 5th 4.8 -0.2 0.1 26th 62.8 51.9 high 121%
Port Fairy AWS 14.4 -0.2 17.1 5th 7.0 -0.6 2.1 26th 51.8 77.7 low 67%
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 13.6 -0.1 16.1 15th 6.6 -0.4 2.4 26th 120.0 110.6 average 108%
Warrnambool Airport NDB 13.5 -0.6 16.4 5th 5.8 -0.1 0.5 26th 103.2 79.1 high 130%

Notes

The Monthly climate summary lists the main features of the weather in Victoria 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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