Friday, 29 May 2009 - Seasonal Climate Summary for Victoria - Product code IDCKGC26R0

Victoria in Autumn 2009. 

This table is based on preliminary data

This statement was prepared before all data for the period were available. This may affect some of the statistics presented.

Useful rains during both March and April, and a mainly dry May, resulted in totals for the entire autumn season being only modestly below normal in most parts of Victoria. Altona, with a seasonal total of 62.8 mm, was among a few places, that registered their driest autumn on record. The western third of the State, which benefited from a rainy spell during the fourth week of May, finished up with mostly close-to-normal totals for autumn.

A cold snap with widespread showers towards the end of April allowed substantial snow to accumulate for a few weeks over the higher northeast ranges, but a warm period late in May melted much of this snow.

Over the season as a whole, overnight temperatures averaged mostly near to or slightly below normal, whilst daytime temperatures averaged mostly near to or slightly above normal.

An archive of previous seasonal summaries for Victoria is also available, as are summaries for other states and many other climate summaries and diagnostics.



Summaries

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Summary statistics for 1 March to 31 May 2009
Maximum temperatures
for 1 March to 31 May
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
for 1 March to 31 May
(°C)
Rainfall
for 1 March to 31 May
(millimetres)
Mean for
1 March to 31 May
2009
Diff
from
average
Highest for
1 March to 31 May
2009
Mean for
1 March to 31 May
2009
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
1 March to 31 May
2009
Total for
1 March to 31 May
2009
Average
for
1 March to 31 May
Rank of
1 March to 31 May
2009
Fraction of
1 March to 31 May
average
North Mallee (district 76)
Mildura Airport 23.9 +0.2 37.7 21 Mar 10.4 −0.1 3.1 30 May 55.0 61.5 average 89%
Ouyen 23.7 0.0 37.5 21 Mar 10.1 +0.1 2.8 30 Apr 51.2 73.0 average 70%
Walpeup Research 23.4 +0.2 37.5 21 Mar 10.2 −0.4 4.6 6 Apr 75.6 76.0 average 99%
South Mallee (district 77)
Hopetoun Airport 23.5   38.5 21 Mar 9.0   0.5 30 Apr 79.0
Swan Hill Aerodrome 23.7 0.0 37.2 21 Mar 9.6 +0.6 1.2 30 Apr 50.0
North Wimmera (district 78)
Nhill Aerodrome 22.5   37.6 21 Mar 8.6   2.0 30 Apr 63.4
Warracknabeal Museum 22.7 +0.2 37.0 21 Mar 9.1 0.0 0.4 30 Apr 91.1 86.7 average 105%
South Wimmera (district 79)
Edenhope Airport 20.9   36.3 21 Mar 8.4   2.1 30 Apr 79.2
Grampians 12.3   26.5 21 Mar 5.6   −0.4 26 Apr 263.4
Horsham Aerodrome 22.2 −0.1 37.5 21 Mar 7.3 +0.2 −1.1 30 Apr 92.8
Horsham Polkemmet Rd 22.2 +0.3 37.1 21 Mar 7.8 −0.8 0.0 30 Apr 100.8 101.5 average 99%
Kanagulk 20.9   36.2 21 Mar 8.3   −0.1 30 Apr 93.8
Longerenong 22.0 +0.2 37.2 21 Mar 7.9 −0.7 −1.2 30 Apr 93.4 95.5 average 98%
Pyrenees 15.4   30.0 21 Mar 7.9   1.4 28 Apr 140.2
Stawell Aerodrome 20.7 −0.2 35.6 21 Mar 8.7 +0.2 −0.1 30 Apr 112.8
Lower North (district 80)
Charlton 22.8   36.3 21 Mar 9.2   0.5 30 Apr 52.4
Echuca Aerodrome 23.4 +0.8 35.9 21 Mar 9.1 −0.3 0.4 30 Apr 50.4 103.2 low 49%
Kerang 23.5 +0.6 36.8 21 Mar 9.7 −0.5 0.8 30 Apr 47.8 88.2 low 54%
Kyabram DPI 22.9 +1.1 35.7 21 Mar 9.2 +0.2 0.9 30 Apr 63.2 105.1 low 60%
Upper North (district 81)
Bendigo Airport 22.0 +0.8 34.9 21 Mar 8.4 +0.4 −1.3 30 Apr 69.4 94.4 low 74%
Shepparton Airport 22.8 +0.1 34.5 21 Mar 8.6 0.0 0.4 30 Apr 60.0
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 22.3 +0.6 34.4 21 Mar 8.3 −0.3 −0.5 30 Apr 59.8 112.3 low 53%
Yarrawonga 23.5 +0.6 34.2 21 Mar 9.1 +0.2 1.0 29 May 50.2 76.9 low 65%
Lower Northeast (district 82)
Benalla Airport 23.0   34.1 21 Mar 8.0   0.2 1 May 83.0
Corryong Airport 22.6   33.0 23 Mar 6.1   −2.6 31 May 121.3
Dartmouth Reservoir 21.4 +0.5 31.8 20 Mar 7.0 −0.7 −0.8 1 May 160.2 203.8 average 79%
Hunters Hill 17.3 +0.4 27.5 20 Mar 8.6 +0.1 1.4 27 Apr 229.4
Rutherglen Research 22.9 +0.8 33.6 21 Mar 7.7 +0.3 −1.6 29 May 71.0 129.8 low 55%
Strathbogie 19.3 +0.1 29.9 21 Mar 5.8 −0.3 −1.9 1 May 143.0 217.3 low 66%
Wangaratta Aero 22.9 +0.3 33.1 21 Mar 6.8 −0.4 −0.6 31 May 78.6 147.6 very low 53%
Upper Northeast (district 83)
Dinner Plain 15.1   24.8 20 Mar 2.7   −5.2 29 Apr 80.2
Falls Creek 10.2 −0.1 19.9 29 Mar 3.0   −6.9 29 Apr 280.0
Mount Buller 9.9 −0.6 19.9 9 Mar 3.5   −6.9 29 Apr 262.0 365.1 low 72%
Mount Hotham 8.5 −0.2 18.0 1 Mar 2.3   −8.2 29 Apr 360.8
Omeo 19.6   29.8 21 Mar 5.2   −3.3 19 May 85.2
East Gippsland (district 84)
Combienbar AWS 18.6 +0.8 32.7 21 Mar 9.6 0.0 2.7 29 Apr 93.0
Gabo Island Lighthouse 19.3 +0.3 25.9 20 Mar 13.9 +0.2 7.4 29 Apr 134.9 257.8 low 52%
Gelantipy 17.3   28.1 20 Mar 7.3 +0.1 −0.5 29 Apr 113.0
Lakes Entrance 20.2   34.3 21 Mar 10.5   2.2 19 May 124.4
Mallacoota 20.0 0.0 31.4 21 Mar 11.6 −0.1 3.2 19 May 146.8 259.1 low 57%
Mount Nowa Nowa 19.8 +0.6 34.4 21 Mar 10.6 −0.1 3.8 29 Apr 99.4
Orbost 21.5   35.1 21 Mar 10.4   2.9 30 Apr 102.4
Orbost 21.8 +0.7 35.0 21 Mar 9.6 0.0 1.5 19 May 100.1 210.1 very low 48%
Point Hicks 19.8 +0.2 34.0 21 Mar 12.8 −0.4 5.9 11 May 174.6 247.2 low 71%
West Gippsland (district 85)
Bairnsdale Airport 21.3 +0.7 35.3 21 Mar 8.4 −0.4 0.5 1 May 57.4 138.3 very low 42%
East Sale Airport 20.8 +0.6 35.4 21 Mar 7.9 −0.9 0.1 1 May 82.8 150.3 low 55%
Morwell 20.9 +0.3 35.5 21 Mar 8.9 +0.1 −0.2 30 Apr 111.8 153.8 low 73%
Mount Baw Baw 10.1   21.3 21 Mar 3.7   −5.7 29 Apr 344.4
Mount Moornapa 19.0 +0.6 33.0 21 Mar 9.8 0.0 3.2 29 Apr 30.8
Noojee 19.4 +0.4 32.2 21 Mar 7.4 −0.2 −1.0 1 May 191.6 233.9 low 82%
Pound Creek 19.9   34.9 21 Mar 9.2   −0.3 30 Apr 195.8
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 17.1 −0.1 28.7 21 Mar 13.1 0.0 6.0 28 Apr 298.2 270.9 average 110%
Yarram Airport 20.2   35.7 21 Mar 8.8   0.7 19 May 98.2
East Central (district 86)
Bundoora 20.5 +0.2 34.0 21 Mar 10.1 0.0 −0.1 30 Apr 118.5 148.7 low 80%
Cerberus 19.5 −0.3 34.6 21 Mar 10.0 −0.1 −0.3 30 Apr 174.6 164.3 average 106%
Coldstream 20.7 −0.2 33.5 21 Mar 7.3 +0.2 −2.7 30 Apr 151.0
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 20.1 +0.4 34.5 21 Mar 10.1 −0.2 2.1 30 Apr 162.3 170.2 average 95%
Essendon Airport 20.6 +0.7 34.8 21 Mar 10.3 +0.4 0.6 30 Apr 79.2 147.3 low 54%
Ferny Creek 16.0 −0.2 29.9 21 Mar 9.2 −0.2 3.0 28 Apr 216.4
Frankston AWS 19.2 0.0 32.4 21 Mar 12.2 −0.2 4.0 30 Apr
Melbourne Airport 20.6 +0.3 34.7 21 Mar 10.2 −0.2 1.2 30 Apr 80.8 120.7 low 67%
Melbourne Regional Office 21.2 +0.9 34.6 21 Mar 11.9 +1.0 2.9 30 Apr 97.6 163.5 low 60%
Moorabbin Airport 20.1 −0.2 34.9 21 Mar 10.4 −0.3 2.1 30 Apr 128.8 176.8 low 73%
Rhyll 19.2 0.0 31.3 21 Mar 12.6 +0.1 6.8 30 Apr 143.2
Scoresby Research Institute 20.2 0.0 33.4 21 Mar 9.4 −1.0 0.3 30 Apr 153.6 218.2 low 70%
Viewbank 20.8 −0.5 34.8 21 Mar 9.7 −0.2 −0.1 30 Apr 146.8
Wallan 17.6 +0.5 30.4 21 Mar 8.9 +0.2 2.8 27 Apr 94.2
Wonthaggi 19.7 0.0 33.5 21 Mar 10.2 −0.1 2.0 30 Apr 214.5 237.3 average 90%
West Central (district 87)
Avalon Airport 20.4 −0.3 37.0 21 Mar 10.0 +0.2 2.2 30 Apr 70.6 104.0 very low 68%
Grovedale 19.9 −0.3 36.3 21 Mar 9.6 0.0 2.6 30 Apr 94.6 119.2 average 79%
Laverton RAAF 20.3 +0.1 35.2 21 Mar 9.9 −0.1 0.3 30 Apr 75.0 126.3 low 59%
Sheoaks 19.4 +0.1 34.4 21 Mar 8.9 0.0 0.1 30 Apr 67.6
North Central (district 88)
Castlemaine Prison 20.6 +0.3 33.3 21 Mar 8.0 −0.1 −2.0 30 Apr 73.6 131.6 low 56%
Eildon Fire Tower 18.4 −0.2 29.9 21 Mar 9.1 −0.1 2.2 29 Apr 145.8
Lake Eildon 21.7 +0.7 32.9 21 Mar 7.7 −0.4 0.3 30 Apr 149.4 191.0 average 78%
Mangalore Airport 22.0 +0.5 34.2 21 Mar 9.1 +0.1 1.3 16 Apr 78.0 123.5 low 63%
Maryborough 21.2 +0.4 35.0 21 Mar 8.4 −0.3 0.2 30 Apr 84.4 118.7 average 71%
Redesdale 21.1 +0.2 33.6 21 Mar 8.1 +0.4 −0.3 30 Apr 74.2 128.7 low 58%
Western Plains (district 89)
Ararat Prison 19.8 +0.2 34.2 21 Mar 7.1 −0.2 −1.4 30 Apr 107.4 128.2 average 84%
Ballarat Aerodrome 18.7 +0.5 33.1 21 Mar 7.3 −0.4 −2.4 30 Apr 93.0 159.0 low 58%
Westmere 19.8   35.5 21 Mar 7.6   −0.9 30 Apr 106.0
West Coast (district 90)
Aireys Inlet 18.5 −0.4 35.8 21 Mar 11.1 −0.4 5.6 29 Apr 118.2
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 18.0 −0.1 34.1 21 Mar 12.2 −0.1 5.8 30 Apr 154.0
Cape Otway Lighthouse 17.3 −0.4 32.6 21 Mar 11.7 +0.2 5.4 30 Apr 204.2 217.0 average 94%
Casterton 20.2   35.5 21 Mar 8.2   0.9 30 Apr 121.0
Casterton Showgrounds 20.6 +0.1 35.0 21 Mar 8.0 −0.9 −1.0 30 Apr 155.0 141.2 average 110%
Colac 18.7   35.1 21 Mar 9.4   3.7 29 Apr 94.8
Dartmoor 19.6   34.6 21 Mar 7.9   −1.1 30 Apr 150.0
Hamilton Airport 19.5 −0.5 35.2 21 Mar 8.2 −0.1 0.8 30 Apr 119.6 130.0 average 92%
Mortlake Racecourse 19.8 −0.3 35.8 21 Mar 7.8 −0.1 −0.2 30 Apr 137.6
Port Fairy AWS 19.1 −0.2 36.6 21 Mar 10.7 −0.2 2.8 30 Apr 201.6
Portland 18.1 −0.3 33.6 21 Mar 9.5 −0.4 1.8 30 Apr 194.0 179.9 average 108%
Warrnambool Airport NDB 19.6 −0.3 35.4 21 Mar 8.6 −0.1 0.5 30 Apr 176.8
Weeaproinah 14.9 −0.2 30.3 21 Mar 8.8 −0.1 2.8 29 Apr 492.4 463.0 average 106%

Notes

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 2 pm on Friday 29 May 2009. 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 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.

Based on preliminary data

This statement was prepared before all data for the period were available. This may affect some of the statistics presented.

Seasonal Climate Outlook

The outlook for winter rainfall may be found at http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/ahead/rain.seaus.shtml

The outlook for winter temperatures may be found at http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/ahead/temp.seaus.shtml

Long-Term Climate Averages

Long term climate averages may be found at http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/

Further information

Dr Harvey Stern
Climate Meteorologist
Victoria Climate Services Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
Phone (03) 9669 4956
Email climate.vic@bom.gov.au