Victoria in November 2014: warm days and dry in the southwest

November 2014 delivered warmer than normal daytime temperatures to all of the State but especially to the southwest and the east. Victoria's average maximum temperature was 24.79 °C, which is 2.22 °C warmer than normal. Average night-time temperatures were warmer than usual in the Mallee and some parts of Victoria's centre and east.

Most of Victoria recorded near-average rainfall totals for the month but there were dry patches over the southern half of the State including most of the South West district. The 16th was the wettest day for most stations, with totals greater than 25 mm recorded over the Central, North Central and North East districts.

  • Daytime temperatures very much warmer than normal in the southwest and the east
  • Night-time temperatures warmer than normal in the Mallee and some central and eastern parts
  • Below average rainfall in the South West district and some other southern parts of the State.

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Extremes in November 2014
Hottest day 40.6 °C at Walpeup Research on the 30th
Warmest days on average 30.8 °C at Mildura Airport
Coolest days on average 13.5 °C at Mount Hotham
Coldest day 1.7 °C at Mount Baw Baw on the 2nd
Coldest night -5.2 °C at Mount Hotham on the 2nd
Coolest nights on average 4.5 °C at Mount Baw Baw
Warmest nights on average 13.4 °C at Gabo Island Lighthouse
13.4 °C at Mildura Airport
Warmest night 22.8 °C at Mildura Airport on the 14th
Warmest on average overall 22.1 °C at Mildura Airport
Coolest on average overall 9.0 °C at Mount Baw Baw
Wettest overall 137.8 mm at Mount Baw Baw
Driest overall 6.8 mm at Nhill Aerodrome
Wettest day 51.0 mm at Lilydale on the 16th
Strongest wind gust 135 km/h at Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse on the 2nd

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 November daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Coldstream 40.4 on the 16th 36.4 on the 27th in 2011 21



Record highest November daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
November
Aireys Inlet 21.6 on the 8th = 21.6 on the 30th in 2003 23 11.0



Summary statistics for November 2014
Maximum temperatures
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Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
November
2014
Diff
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average
Highest for
November
2014
Mean for
November
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
November
2014
Total for
November
2014
Average
for
November
Rank of
November
2014
Fraction of
November
average
North Mallee (district 76)
Mildura Airport 30.8 +3.3 40.4 30th 13.4 +0.9 5.2 2nd 11.8 25.6 low 46%
Ouyen (Post Office) 29.9 +2.6 40.3 30th 12.9 +1.4 4.1 2nd 25.4 28.0 average 91%
Walpeup Research 29.6 +2.8 40.6 30th 12.8 +1.4 4.5 2nd 0 27.4 lowest 0%
South Mallee (district 77)
Hopetoun Airport 29.1 +0.8 40.0 30th 11.0 -0.2 2.3 2nd 24.6 29.9 average 82%
Swan Hill Aerodrome 29.9 +1.9 39.2 30th 11.5 -0.2 4.1 2nd 19.8 44.6 low 44%
North Wimmera (district 78)
Nhill Aerodrome 27.4 +0.6 39.6 30th 10.1 -0.3 3.9 2nd 6.8 29.7 low 23%
Warracknabeal Museum 28.2 +2.4 39.5 30th 10.3 +0.1 3.5 3rd 23.8 31.1 average 77%
South Wimmera (district 79)
Edenhope Airport 25.9   38.5 30th 8.9   3.5 6th 18.0 25.0 average 72%
Grampians (Mount William) 17.5   29.0 30th 6.1   0.1 2nd 29.6
Horsham Aerodrome 27.4 +1.4 39.0 30th 8.4 -0.2 1.2 28th 16.0 31.0 low 52%
Kanagulk 26.0 +1.6 38.4 30th 8.6 -0.7 1.9 3rd 28.0 29.2 average 96%
Longerenong 27.6 +3.0 39.1 30th 9.3 +0.3 2.2 6th 13.2 30.7 low 43%
Pyrenees (Ben Nevis) 21.6   32.9 30th 8.2   2.1 2nd 37.0
Stawell Aerodrome 25.5 +1.7 36.8 30th 10.0 +0.1 2.2 3rd 29.2 42.6 average 69%
Lower North (district 80)
Charlton 28.8 +1.4 38.5 30th 10.7 -0.5 3.8 2nd 41.4 43.1 average 96%
Echuca Aerodrome 28.8 +2.7 37.8 8th 11.3 +0.1 4.8 3rd 28.0 32.5 average 86%
Kerang 29.5 +2.8 39.0 30th 11.8 +0.5 6.1 2nd 25.0 29.7 average 84%
Kyabram 28.8 +3.7 37.6 30th 10.8 +0.6 3.4 2nd 32.4 36.8 average 88%
Upper North (district 81)
Bendigo Airport 27.2 +2.8 37.3 8th 9.9 +0.2 3.9 12th 42.6 46.6 average 91%
Shepparton Airport 28.0 +1.9 36.5 8th 11.2 +0.6 5.1 2nd 48.4 49.2 average 98%
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 27.1 +2.4 36.0 8th 10.7 +0.5 4.0 2nd 40.2 39.9 average 101%
Yarrawonga 29.3 +2.2 36.5 30th 11.1 -0.1 2.6 3rd 52.8 44.2 average 119%
Lower Northeast (district 82)
Benalla Airport 27.7   34.6 8th 10.4   4.4 2nd 53.4
Corryong Airport 28.4   37.9 14th 8.4   0.3 2nd 78.2
Dartmouth Reservoir 26.4 +2.5 33.5 23rd 10.5 +0.7 2.5 2nd 82.2 67.9 high 121%
Hunters Hill 22.4 +2.7 32.2 14th 11.5 +1.6 0.1 2nd 82.8 94.1 average 88%
Rutherglen Research 28.5 +3.2 35.6 30th 8.3 -0.4 -0.7 3rd 58.8 45.1 average 130%
Strathbogie 23.8 +2.3 31.6 30th 7.6 +0.1 1.9 2nd 50.8 64.0 average 79%
Wangaratta Aero 27.9 +2.2 34.9 30th 8.6 -0.9 0.2 3rd 24.8 50.9 low 49%
Upper Northeast (district 83)
Falls Creek 15.0 +2.5 21.7 14th 5.9 +1.7 -4.5 2nd 88.0 128.5 average 68%
Mount Buller 14.3 +2.0 19.5 23rd 6.0 +1.3 -4.0 2nd 80.2 124.8 average 64%
Mount Hotham 13.5 +2.4 19.7 14th 4.9 +1.2 -5.2 2nd 86.6 142.9 low 61%
Omeo 23.7 +1.6 33.4 14th 6.3 -1.6 -1.1 6th 44.0 75.6 low 58%
East Gippsland (district 84)
Combienbar AWS 21.6 +0.6 33.1 14th 10.0 +0.1 4.1 6th 81.6 110.4 low 74%
Gabo Island Lighthouse 19.8 +1.4 34.2 14th 13.4 +0.7 9.0 3rd 48.6 73.0 average 67%
Gelantipy 19.5 +0.5 29.3 14th 7.9 -0.1 0.4 6th 68.2 97.7 low 70%
Lakes Entrance (Eastern Beach Road) 21.9   32.6 14th 11.1   5.4 12th 46.2
Mallacoota 22.0 +1.4 34.1 14th 12.1 +0.1 5.6 12th 63.4 87.7 average 72%
Mount Nowa Nowa 21.7 +0.7 33.8 8th 10.5 -0.3 5.2 2nd 57.4 87.5 average 66%
Orbost 21.9 -0.4 33.3 8th 10.4 -1.1 4.3 12th 34.8 74.9 v low 46%
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 21.7 +1.4 32.0 30th 13.1 +0.4 6.4 3rd 52.5 81.6 average 64%
West Gippsland (district 85)
Bairnsdale Airport 23.2 +1.5 34.7 8th 8.8 -0.8 2.4 12th 47.4 80.2 average 59%
Corner Inlet (Yanakie) 20.4   32.3 8th 10.4   1.8 12th 45.2
East Sale Airport 22.6 +1.3 34.0 8th 9.4 -0.2 4.1 12th 70.2 63.4 average 111%
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 23.6 +1.7 33.4 8th 9.4 -0.1 2.2 12th 61.8 75.2 average 82%
Mount Baw Baw 13.6 +1.2 21.9 30th 4.5 +0.1 -3.2 2nd 137.8 159.2 average 87%
Mount Moornapa 22.6 +1.6 33.5 8th 9.6 -0.3 4.6 3rd 53.8 112.6 low 48%
Pound Creek 20.8   31.1 8th 9.9   0.9 12th 62.0
Willow Grove (Blue Rock Reservoir) 22.4 +1.0 31.5 8th 9.6 -0.4 4.6 2nd 42.3 71.7 low 59%
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 18.6 +1.4 32.2 8th 12.2 +1.0 7.6 2nd 53.6 71.3 low 75%
Yarram Airport 22.5   34.4 8th 9.0   -0.2 12th 41.0
East Central (district 86)
Bundoora (Latrobe University)     36.0 8th 11.2 +0.5 5.8 12th 59.9 70.2 average 85%
Cerberus 21.0 +0.6 33.5 8th 10.4 -0.3 3.2 12th 60.4 55.9 average 108%
Coldstream 23.7 +1.1 33.2 8th 8.1 -0.7 1.6 12th 58.4 70.7 average 83%
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 21.2 +0.1 33.2 8th 9.9 -0.6 5.0 12th 70.3 77.3 average 91%
Essendon Airport 23.8 +2.1 35.9 8th 11.3 +1.4 5.6 12th 48.0 58.8 average 82%
Ferny Creek 19.8   29.9 8th 9.2   4.5 2nd 96.8
Frankston AWS 21.3 +1.0 32.8 30th 12.3 +0.1 8.6 12th
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 22.7   35.0 30th 12.7   7.9 12th 58.2
Melbourne Airport 23.9 +2.0 36.3 8th 10.6 +0.2 5.0 12th 47.8 62.5 average 76%
Melbourne Regional Office 23.9 +1.9 35.2 8th 13.2 +2.0 9.0 2nd 65.4 60.3 average 108%
Moorabbin Airport 23.0 +1.4 34.9 8th 11.8 +0.7 5.5 12th 65.4 63.6 average 103%
Rhyll 20.3 +0.3 30.6 8th 12.4 +0.1 7.7 2nd 72.0 62.2 average 116%
Scoresby Research Institute 23.5 +2.1 34.2 30th 10.3 0.0 4.0 12th 71.2 81.7 average 87%
Viewbank 24.6 +0.5 35.7 30th 11.1 -0.3 5.6 12th 57.0 78.0 average 73%
Wonthaggi 21.0 +1.0 31.5 30th 11.0 +0.6 4.8 12th 85.4 70.6 high 121%
West Central (district 87)
Avalon Airport 23.9 +1.7 35.9 8th 10.3 -0.2 4.0 12th 50.6 49.6 average 102%
Breakwater (Geelong Racecourse) 22.9   35.4 8th 10.8   5.2 12th 46.0
Laverton RAAF 23.0 +1.5 35.6 8th 11.2 +1.0 5.0 12th 49.8 53.1 average 94%
Sheoaks 23.3 +2.4 35.2 30th 8.5 -0.5 1.2 3rd 48.8 64.9 average 75%
North Central (district 88)
Castlemaine Prison 25.2 +2.6 35.0 8th 9.4 +0.2 2.3 3rd 39.9 48.4 average 82%
Eildon Fire Tower 22.5 +1.5 30.7 8th 9.6 -0.2 3.8 3rd 72.0 59.5 average 121%
Lake Eildon 25.4 +1.9 33.8 8th 9.4 +0.1 2.3 3rd 72.0 67.6 average 107%
Mangalore Airport 27.0 +2.7 36.0 8th 10.0 +0.1 1.8 2nd 54.6 48.1 average 114%
Maryborough 26.2 +2.5 36.5 30th 9.8 +0.3 3.9 3rd 27.0 39.9 average 68%
Redesdale 26.8 +3.3 36.6 8th 8.1 -0.4 0.8 3rd 41.6 41.6 average 100%
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 22.0 +2.6 32.1 8th 9.1 +0.2 4.2 2nd 49.0 70.9 average 69%
Western Plains (district 89)
Ararat Prison 24.4 +3.0 36.2 30th 8.1 +0.3 -0.9 3rd 37.4 45.0 average 83%
Ballarat Aerodrome 22.4 +2.8 32.3 30th 7.7 -0.1 -0.4 3rd 41.2 56.1 average 73%
Westmere 24.5   36.5 30th 6.3   -2.3 3rd 31.4
West Coast (district 90)
Aireys Inlet 21.4 +1.9 33.7 7th 10.8 -0.2 6.7 2nd 45.2 61.7 low 73%
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 19.6 +1.0 35.2 7th 12.1 +0.1 6.8 19th 20.8 42.0 low 50%
Cape Otway Lighthouse 19.4 +1.1 32.9 7th 11.6 +0.9 7.7 2nd 39.0 63.6 low 61%
Casterton 24.1   37.0 30th 7.6   1.2 5th 16.0 36.2 low 44%
Colac (Mount Gellibrand) 22.5 +2.1 33.9 30th 9.1 -0.6 4.8 2nd 52.0 47.9 average 109%
Dartmoor 23.9   37.1 30th 8.4   1.1 3rd 18.8
Hamilton Airport 24.1 +3.2 36.9 30th 7.8 -0.3 2.0 3rd 20.0 47.7 v low 42%
Mortlake Racecourse 23.8 +3.1 36.0 30th 7.4 -0.5 1.3 28th 36.6 49.1 low 75%
Port Fairy AWS 21.0 +1.2 34.4 7th 11.4 +0.3 5.9 6th 21.2 45.8 low 46%
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 20.2 +1.6 32.6 7th 9.8 -0.1 3.7 3rd 27.8 52.5 low 53%
Portland NTC AWS 18.8   31.0 7th 12.1   7.5 3rd
Warrnambool Airport NDB 22.0 +1.6 34.1 30th 8.3 -0.7 3.4 3rd 24.4 53.0 low 46%

Notes

A Monthly Climate Summary is prepared to list 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, 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 10 am on Monday 1 December 2014. 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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