Victoria in July 2016: Windy, wet with some snowfall; mild nights

Victoria had above average rainfall in July, along with mild nights across most of the State. During the middle of the month, strong cold fronts brought snow to lower elevations of the central and southern parts of the State.

Above average rainfall across the south and east

  • Early in the month a deep low pressure system in the Tasman Sea combined with an upper trough over Victoria brought high rainfall totals across central and east Gippsland
  • Some sites recorded their record highest daily July rainfall totals
  • The State's highest daily rainfall total, 120.2 mm, was recorded at Reeves Knob on the 7th
  • Major flooding occurred in Gippsland on the Snowy, Buchan, Mitchell and Avon Rivers
  • High rainfall totals across southern Victoria has resulted in some sites having their highest total July rainfall on record, with many more recording their highest daily rainfall since at least 1999
  • Statewide rainfall was 41% above the July mean

Average daytime temperatures, mild overnight temperatures

  • Daytime temperatures were slightly above average for the State as a whole
  • A number of sites across eastern Victoria have recorded their highest July temperature on record on the 18th, when an unusually warm airmass affected southeast Australia
  • Nights were mild, with no site recording below-average July mean monthly minimum temperatures
  • A number of long-term sites recorded their highest July mean daily minimum temperature on record

Wind, cold outbreaks and snow

  • Strong, gusty and damaging winds occurred several times through the month
  • Cold outbreaks brought snow to sub-Alpine areas across central and southern Victoria on the 12th and 13th.
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    Extremes in July 2016
    Hottest day 23.5 °C at Mallacoota on the 18th
    Warmest days on average 16.0 °C at Mallacoota
    16.0 °C at Mildura Airport
    Coolest days on average 0.2 °C at Mount Hotham
    Coldest day -4.6 °C at Mount Hotham on the 13th
    Coldest night -8.0 °C at Mount Hotham on the 13th
    -8.0 °C at Mount Hotham on the 14th
    Coolest nights on average -2.8 °C at Mount Hotham
    Warmest nights on average 9.4 °C at Gabo Island Lighthouse
    Warmest night 14.6 °C at Mildura Airport on the 22nd
    Warmest on average overall 12.5 °C at Gabo Island Lighthouse
    Coolest on average overall -1.3 °C at Mount Hotham
    Wettest overall 553.4 mm at Falls Creek (Rocky Valley)
    Wettest day 120.2 mm at Reeves Knob on the 7th
    Strongest wind gust 159 km/h at Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse on the 13th

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    daily
    maximum
    temperatures
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    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 July daily rainfall
    New record
    (mm)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Coleraine (Melville Forest) 36.2 on the 23rd 36.1 on the 12th in 1964 62
    Briagolong 64.6 on the 7th 56.2 on the 29th in 1984 49
    Stratford 41.0 on the 6th 40.8 on the 2nd in 1974 48
    Valencia Creek (Little Plain) 67.0 on the 7th 51.6 on the 29th in 1984 42
    Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 36.4 on the 6th 34.0 on the 11th in 1989 33
    Willow Grove (Blue Rock Reservoir) 32.0 on the 23rd 31.2 on the 24th in 2003 31
    Murderers Hill 61.6 on the 7th 50.6 on the 10th in 2005 25
    Sheoaks 27.4 on the 6th 21.0 on the 4th in 2007 23
    Mount Moornapa 97.2 on the 7th 53.0 on the 17th in 2006 22



    Record highest July total rainfall
    New record
    (mm)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    July
    Ballan 152.8 144.1 in 1923 140 59.0
    Coleraine Hospital 146.2 144.5 in 1964 118 69.3
    Cressy 105.2 105.0 in 1978 105 48.6
    Dargo 172.6 134.8 in 1991 77 51.9
    Bullengarook East 176.6 174.3 in 1957 63 73.1
    Hamilton Airport 136.4 117.4 in 1996 34 70.9
    Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 119.2 104.0 in 1993 33 65.3
    Willow Grove (Blue Rock Reservoir) 117.2 110.2 in 1986 31 63.9
    Murderers Hill 164.8 149.0 in 2006 25 73.5
    Aireys Inlet 137.0 104.8 in 2000 23 69.5
    Sheoaks 90.0 80.6 in 1996 23 41.2
    Mount Moornapa 200.8 173.0 in 2011 22 62.3
    Mount Tamboritha 220.2 181.4 in 1991 22 89.9
    Newham (Cobaw) 125.0 118.8 in 1998 22 83.5

    Highest July total rainfall for at least 20 years
    Observed
    (mm)
    Most recent
    higher
    Average for
    July
    Woodend 186.6 189.8 in 1923* 89.4
    Swifts Creek 99.5 101.6 in 1957* 39.0
    Cavendish (Post Office) 135.4 150.2 in 1964 68.4
    Trentham (Post Office) 251.1 274.6 in 1964* 125.6
    Coleraine (Melville Forest) 138.1 160.7 in 1964* 69.2
    Daylesford 178.6 179.2 in 1969 103.3
    East Sale Airport 102.4 167.4 in 1974 41.2
    Stratford 110.4 142.4 in 1974* 42.6
    Birregurra (Post Office) 128.2 145.9 in 1978* 72.1
    Bannockburn 87.6 91.2 in 1978* 42.9
    Toora 163.9 227.0 in 1978* 86.9
    Meredith (Darra) 92.4 93.6 in 1983 54.0
    Cobden (Post Office) 131.0 133.2 in 1984 92.9
    Valencia Creek (Little Plain) 139.4 140.6 in 1984 45.2
    Darriman (Tarralangi) 143.0 176.2 in 1984* 53.5
    Giffard 106.4 169.2 in 1984* 43.8
    Briagolong 150.4 153.8 in 1984* 45.7
    Falls Creek (Rocky Valley) 553.4 749.8 in 1986* 323.6
    Bairnsdale Airport 107.2 128.2 in 1991 48.9
    Erica (Parkers Corner) 143.4 163.2 in 1991 85.5
    Kyneton 137.4 170.2 in 1990* 87.0
    Woods Point 304.4 310.4 in 1986* 174.0
    Dartmouth Reservoir 188.6 209.8 in 1993 113.9
    Eppalock Reservoir 93.0 95.0 in 1993 54.8
    Meerlieu (Springvale West) 79.5 84.8 in 1993 43.3
    Nicholson Winery 110.2 112.8 in 1991* 48.6
    Barnawartha 111.0 164.6 in 1995 58.9
    Beeac (Post Office) 97.6 102.4 in 1995 61.9
    Bendigo Airport 91.8 99.2 in 1995 55.7
    Hunters Hill 248.2 311.8 in 1995 158.1
    Kaniva 72.0 76.6 in 1995 52.1
    Longerenong 66.2 93.0 in 1995 43.0
    Mitta Mitta 199.6 216.2 in 1995 125.7
    Nariel Creek (Simpson) 216.1 228.2 in 1995 121.0
    Romsey 117.6 133.4 in 1990* 68.8
    Strathbogie 167.6 222.4 in 1995 122.9
    Wangaratta Aero 100.0 133.5 in 1995 66.1
    Yackandandah 173.0 215.8 in 1995 115.6
    Yarrawonga 93.4 102.6 in 1995 47.4
    Ballarat Aerodrome 93.4 99.2 in 1996 66.6
    Birchip (Woodlands) 48.8 62.6 in 1996 34.6
    Durdidwarrah 85.2 88.4 in 1996 53.6
    Merino 144.6 144.8 in 1995* 90.1
    Preston Reservoir 68.0 74.0 in 1996 49.4
    Raywood 71.2 96.2 in 1995* 45.2
    Rochester 70.6 73.0 in 1996 45.3
    Shepparton Airport 78.0 79.4 in 1996 42.8
    Tallangatta DCNR 130.3 158.6 in 1995* 87.5
    Warrenbayne 172.4 247.2 in 1995* 115.6

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




    Record highest July temperature
    New record
    (°C)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    July
    Gelantipy 18.5 on the 18th 16.4 on the 18th in 2013 24 9.5
    Hunters Hill 13.8 on the 19th 13.6 on the 17th in 1994 24 7.3
    Mallacoota 23.5 on the 18th 23.2 on the 31st in 2014 24 14.9
    Combienbar AWS 21.2 on the 18th 20.6 on the 12th in 1996 23 11.2
    Mount Moornapa 21.8 on the 18th 20.4 on the 18th in 2013 23 12.0
    Mount Nowa Nowa 20.4 on the 18th 19.6 on the 6th in 2005 21 12.9



    Record highest July daily minimum temperature
    New record
    (°C)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    July
    Mildura Airport 14.6 on the 22nd 14.3 on the 30th in 1975 70 4.3
    Ararat Prison 11.0 on the 22nd 10.8 on the 28th in 1975 48 3.3
    Combienbar AWS 11.9 on the 18th 11.4 on the 30th in 2014 23 4.8



    Record lowest July temperature
    New record
    (°C)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    July
    Aireys Inlet 1.6 on the 13th = 1.6 on the 20th in 2015 25 7.3



    Record highest July mean daily minimum temperature
    New record
    (°C)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    July
    Laverton RAAF 7.1 6.9 in 2014 72 5.0
    Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 5.6 5.4 in 1975 51 3.0
    Kyabram 6.1 = 6.1 in 1990 50 3.0
    Ararat Prison 5.3 5.0 in 1988 47 3.3
    Castlemaine Prison 6.4 5.1 in 1975 46 2.8
    Essendon Airport 7.4 7.2 in 2013 46 5.3
    Lake Eildon 5.8 = 5.8 in 1975 46 3.6
    Strathbogie 4.2 3.7 in 1975 39 1.7
    Dartmouth Reservoir 4.6 4.4 in 1990 37 2.2
    Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 6.1 5.5 in 1991 32 3.7
    Wangaratta Aero 6.1 5.0 in 1990 29 2.5
    Bendigo Airport 5.4 4.2 in 2013 24 2.6
    Cerberus 7.9 7.8 in 2014 24 6.3
    Mortlake Racecourse 5.8 5.6 in 1993 24 4.6
    Gelantipy 3.4 3.3 in 2014 23 2.2
    Redesdale 5.1 4.6 in 2013 23 3.0
    Yarrawonga 6.4 4.9 in 2005 23 3.4
    Avalon Airport 6.6 6.2 in 2014 21 5.1
    Coldstream 5.8 5.6 in 2014 21 3.8
    Shepparton Airport 6.2 4.7 in 2013 20 3.2
    Stawell Aerodrome 5.8 5.2 in 2013 20 4.1

    Highest July mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
    Observed
    (°C)
    Most recent
    higher
    Average for
    July
    Echuca Aerodrome 6.1 =6.1 in 1975 3.8
    Mangalore Airport 5.9 6.3 in 1975 3.2
    Ballarat Aerodrome 4.3 4.8 in 1975* 3.2
    Warracknabeal Museum 5.4 6.1 in 1975* 3.8
    Hamilton Airport 5.8 5.9 in 1988 4.4
    Maryborough 5.2 5.4 in 1988 3.4
    Mildura Airport 5.9 6.0 in 1988 4.3
    Longerenong 5.1 5.9 in 1988* 3.4
    East Sale Airport 5.3 5.8 in 1991 3.3
    Kerang 6.0 6.1 in 1990* 3.9

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




    Record highest July mean temperature
    New record
    (°C)
    Old
    record
    Years of
    record
    Average for
    July
    East Sale Airport 9.9 = 9.9 in 2014 70 8.5
    Ararat Prison 9.0 8.9 in 1999 47 7.5
    Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 10.0 = 10.0 in 2005 32 8.7
    Wangaratta Aero 9.6 9.2 in 2013 29 7.7
    Bendigo Airport 9.1 8.8 in 2013 24 7.6
    Cerberus 11.0 = 11.0 in 2013 24 10.0
    Yarrawonga 10.0 9.6 in 2013 23 8.5
    Shepparton Airport 9.6 9.4 in 2013 20 8.2

    Highest July mean temperature for at least 20 years
    Observed
    (°C)
    Most recent
    higher
    Average for
    July
    Echuca Aerodrome 10.0 11.3 in 1975 8.6
    Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 9.4 10.1 in 1975 8.0
    Kyabram 9.8 10.1 in 1975* 8.1
    Strathbogie 7.3 7.6 in 1975* 5.9
    Castlemaine Prison 9.0 9.5 in 1975* 7.3

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




    Summary statistics for July 2016
    Maximum temperatures
    (°C)
    Minimum temperatures
    (°C)
    Rainfall
    (millimetres)
    Mean for
    July
    2016
    Diff
    from
    average
    Highest for
    July
    2016
    Mean for
    July
    2016
    Diff
    from
    average
    Lowest for
    July
    2016
    Total for
    July
    2016
    Average
    for
    July
    Rank of
    July
    2016
    Fraction of
    July
    average
    North Mallee (district 76)
    Mildura Airport 16.0 +0.6 21.4 19th 5.9 +1.6 -1.0 16th 19.2 25.5 average 75%
    Ouyen (Post Office) 15.4 +0.2 21.4 21st 5.7 +1.4 0.3 16th 31.7 30.5 average 104%
    Walpeup Research 15.0 +0.4 21.4 21st 6.1 +1.3 2.6 1st 35.6 32.4 average 110%
    South Mallee (district 77)
    Hopetoun Airport 14.6 -0.1 20.0 18th 4.9 +1.7 -1.0 16th 40.2 26.8 high 150%
    Swan Hill Aerodrome 14.5 -0.2 19.2 19th 5.5 +2.0 -0.7 17th 30.0 27.9 average 108%
    North Wimmera (district 78)
    Nhill Aerodrome 13.6 -0.3 19.0 18th 5.6 +1.2 -0.1 16th 61.8 35.8 v high 173%
    Warracknabeal Museum 13.7 -0.3 19.0 18th 5.4 +1.6 -1.0 16th 53.4 40.4 high 132%
    South Wimmera (district 79)
    Edenhope Airport 13.1 -0.2 19.0 21st 5.7 +1.0 0.2 16th 81.0 63.8 high 127%
    Grampians (Mount William) 5.1 +0.3 10.7 21st 1.2 +0.3 -3.6 13th 168.4 183.9 average 92%
    Horsham Aerodrome 13.2 -0.4 18.4 18th 4.7 +1.5 -1.0 16th 61.2 42.0 high 146%
    Kanagulk 12.6 -0.1 17.6 18th 5.3 +1.1 0.2 9th 89.4 62.3 high 143%
    Longerenong 13.2 0.0 18.5 18th 5.1 +1.7 -1.0 16th 66.2 43.0 high 154%
    Pyrenees (Ben Nevis) 7.2   11.9 21st 2.8   -1.7 13th 102.0
    Stawell Aerodrome 12.0 -0.4 16.5 18th 5.8 +1.7 0.4 16th 69.4 56.3 average 123%
    Lower North (district 80)
    Charlton 13.8 +0.1 17.2 31st 5.7 +2.1 -0.8 17th 49.2 35.4 high 139%
    Echuca Aerodrome 13.9 +0.4 17.6 21st 6.1 +2.3 -0.3 17th 60.3 41.0 high 147%
    Kerang 14.5 +0.4 19.2 21st 6.0 +2.1 -0.3 17th 32.6 35.2 average 93%
    Kyabram 13.6 +0.5 17.2 21st 6.1 +3.1 -0.4 17th 65.6 43.4 high 151%
    Upper North (district 81)
    Bendigo Airport 12.8 +0.3 17.3 19th 5.4 +2.8 -0.7 24th 91.8 55.7 high 165%
    Shepparton Airport 13.1 -0.2 17.5 19th 6.2 +3.0 -0.4 17th 78.0 42.8 v high 182%
    Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 13.2 +0.2 17.2 19th 5.6 +2.6 -1.4 17th 70.6 48.0 high 147%
    Yarrawonga 13.6 +0.1 18.9 19th 6.4 +3.0 -0.2 24th 93.4 47.4 v high 197%
    Lower Northeast (district 82)
    Benalla Airport 13.1   16.9 7th 5.7   -1.8 17th 103.5 72.5 v high 143%
    Corryong Airport 11.9 +0.3 18.3 22nd     -1.7 17th 162.8 93.9 v high 173%
    Dartmouth Reservoir 11.4 -0.3 16.8 22nd 4.6 +2.4 0.0 24th 188.6 113.9 v high 166%
    Hunters Hill 7.3 0.0 13.8 19th 2.8 +0.9 -2.5 13th 248.2 158.1 v high 157%
    Strathbogie 10.3 +0.2 15.4 19th 4.2 +2.5 -1.5 17th 167.6 122.9 high 136%
    Wangaratta Aero 13.2 +0.3 17.5 20th 6.1 +3.6 -0.9 16th 100.0 66.1 high 151%
    Upper Northeast (district 83)
    Falls Creek 1.6 +0.5 8.4 16th -2.0 +0.9 -7.5 13th 181.0 91.4 v high 198%
    Mount Buller 1.7 +0.3 8.6 16th -1.7 +0.9 -7.2 13th 270.0 168.5 high 160%
    Mount Hotham 0.2 +0.4 6.8 22nd -2.8 +0.9 -8.0 13th 152.4 136.3 average 112%
    Omeo 10.3 -0.2 16.5 19th 2.2 +1.3 -3.3 17th 142.6 58.5 v high 244%
    East Gippsland (district 84)
    Combienbar AWS 12.4 +1.2 21.2 18th 5.8 +1.0 2.2 13th 114.0 77.3 high 147%
    Gabo Island Lighthouse 15.6 +1.5 19.3 11th 9.4 +1.2 6.2 17th 74.4 85.3 average 87%
    Gelantipy 10.6 +1.1 18.5 18th 3.4 +1.2 -0.6 16th 130.4 59.9 high 218%
    Lakes Entrance (Eastern Beach Road) 15.9 +0.7 23.4 18th 6.1 +0.3 0.3 17th 95.4 53.0 v high 180%
    Mallacoota 16.0 +1.1 23.5 18th 7.4 +1.2 3.2 17th 97.8 81.9 high 119%
    Mount Nowa Nowa 13.3 +0.4 20.4 18th 6.6 +0.6 3.0 24th 147.0 65.3 v high 225%
    Orbost 15.6 +0.6 22.7 18th 6.3 +0.7 1.9 17th 103.2 64.2 high 161%
    Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 15.0 +0.8 21.4 18th 8.8 +0.6 3.8 13th 111.2 99.3 average 112%
    West Gippsland (district 85)
    Bairnsdale Airport 15.0 +0.5 21.8 18th 4.8 +0.8 -2.4 17th 107.2 48.9 v high 219%
    Corner Inlet (Yanakie) 13.7   18.8 18th 7.7   2.2 17th 115.2
    East Sale Airport 14.6 +0.8 20.5 18th 5.3 +2.0 -2.1 17th 102.4 41.2 v high 249%
    Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 13.9 +0.3 19.2 18th 6.1 +2.4 -0.7 17th 119.2 65.3 highest 183%
    Mount Baw Baw 2.6 +0.5 8.4 17th -1.1 +0.5 -6.6 13th 226.0 161.8 high 140%
    Mount Moornapa 12.8 +0.8 21.8 18th 5.9 +0.7 1.9 13th 200.8 62.3 highest 322%
    Pound Creek 14.2   19.0 18th 7.5   1.4 21st 137.8 90.9 v high 152%
    Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 13.2 +1.0 17.3 18th 9.3 +0.9 3.8 26th 225.8 122.8 v high 184%
    Yarram Airport 14.2   19.9 18th 6.7   -0.7 17th 107.6
    East Central (district 86)
    Bundoora (Latrobe University) 14.0 +0.7 17.2 21st 6.9 +1.4 0.1 17th 65.0 50.0 high 130%
    Cerberus 14.1 +0.5 18.7 18th 7.9 +1.6 0.7 17th 66.2 72.9 average 91%
    Coldstream 13.7 +0.4 17.0 21st 5.8 +2.0 -3.6 17th 52.2 63.2 low 83%
    Essendon Airport 14.1 +1.1 18.5 18th 7.4 +2.1 3.2 13th 66.8 43.9 high 152%
    Ferny Creek 9.7   13.3 21st 5.5   0.5 13th 145.2
    Frankston AWS 12.9 +0.1 16.4 21st 8.5 +0.5 3.8 23rd
    Melbourne (Olympic Park) 14.6   18.3 22nd 8.2   3.1 17th 64.2
    Melbourne Airport 13.8 +0.7 18.7 18th 6.8 +1.4 2.1 17th 62.4 36.3 v high 172%
    Moorabbin Airport 14.3 +0.6 18.8 18th 7.7 +1.5 0.8 17th 85.0 62.0 high 137%
    Phillip Island Penguin Reserve 14.0 +0.4 17.2 18th 8.1 +1.2 -0.5 17th 105.9 77.2 high 137%
    Rhyll 13.7 +0.4 16.6 18th 8.7 +0.6 4.4 13th 101.4 69.9 high 145%
    Scoresby Research Institute 13.9 +0.9 17.9 18th 7.2 +1.4 1.5 17th 79.4 73.7 average 108%
    Viewbank 14.1 +0.2 17.4 22nd 7.2 +1.3 0.0 17th 63.6 51.0 average 125%
    Wonthaggi 14.1 +0.6 18.6 18th 7.6 +1.4 2.6 17th 167.8 99.4 v high 169%
    West Central (district 87)
    Avalon Airport 14.4 +0.3 19.7 18th 6.6 +1.5 -0.3 17th 71.2 38.7 high 184%
    Breakwater (Geelong Racecourse) 14.4   19.4 18th 7.1   0.2 17th 82.8
    Laverton RAAF 14.2 +0.5 18.7 21st 7.1 +2.1 0.5 17th 66.2 38.9 high 170%
    Sheoaks 12.2 0.0 17.1 18th 5.9 +0.8 -1.1 17th 90.0 41.2 highest 218%
    North Central (district 88)
    Castlemaine Prison 11.8 +0.1 15.5 21st 6.4 +3.6 1.2 24th
    Eildon Fire Tower 9.2 0.0 13.7 21st 4.6 +0.7 0.3 13th 97.6 69.7 high 140%
    Lake Eildon 12.7 +0.7 18.4 20th 5.8 +2.2 1.5 16th 132.6 94.1 high 141%
    Mangalore Airport 12.7 +0.2 16.2 21st 5.9 +2.7 -1.1 17th 55.8 57.9 average 96%
    Maryborough 12.6 +0.4 16.0 21st 5.2 +1.8 -0.5 17th 57.4 54.0 average 106%
    Redesdale 11.9 0.0 15.5 21st 5.1 +2.1 -1.1 24th 76.8 65.6 average 117%
    Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 9.4 +0.4 13.5 21st 4.6 +0.6 -0.5 24th 81.8 63.8 high 128%
    Western Plains (district 89)
    Ararat Prison 12.7 +1.0 17.0 21st 5.3 +2.0 0.0 16th 85.4 63.2 high 135%
    Ballarat Aerodrome 10.2 +0.1 13.8 21st 4.3 +1.1 -0.5 16th 93.4 66.6 high 140%
    Westmere 12.0 -0.2 16.3 18th 5.6 +1.3 0.2 16th 74.0 57.8 average 128%
    West Coast (district 90)
    Aireys Inlet 13.4 0.0 18.5 18th 7.7 +0.4 1.6 13th 137.0 69.5 highest 197%
    Cape Nelson Lighthouse 13.7 -0.1 18.5 21st 9.0 +0.6 4.6 13th 131.0 98.0 high 134%
    Cape Otway Lighthouse 13.2 +0.2 17.1 21st 8.6 +1.1 3.9 13th 145.0 105.9 high 137%
    Casterton 12.9 -0.1 17.9 21st 6.1 +1.2 0.8 9th 131.6 84.1 v high 156%
    Colac (Mount Gellibrand) 11.6 0.0 16.2 18th 6.0 +0.7 0.9 13th 109.4 58.5 v high 187%
    Dartmoor 13.3   18.3 21st 6.5   1.1 9th 127.6
    Hamilton Airport 11.8 -0.3 15.5 18th 5.8 +1.4 1.9 13th 136.4 70.9 highest 192%
    Mortlake Racecourse 13.0 +0.1 18.1 21st 5.8 +1.2 1.3 9th 103.0 64.0 high 161%
    Port Fairy AWS 13.8 -0.4 17.9 21st 7.6 +0.6 2.9 17th 81.2 91.0 average 89%
    Portland (Cashmore Airport) 13.3 +0.2 17.3 21st 7.6 +1.3 3.1 17th 168.2 111.9 v high 150%
    Warrnambool Airport NDB 13.3 -0.2 17.1 18th 6.8 +1.3 0.7 17th 135.0 85.6 high 158%

    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 10 am on Monday 1 August 2016, with some updates on Tuesday 2 August. 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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