Victoria in winter 2013: Warm & Wet

Winter 2013 in Victoria was characterised by:

  • Much warmer than normal days and nights across most of the State
  • Above average rainfall in most parts.

Rainfall

Winter rainfall totals were above average for much of the State, tending to very much above average in the south. The wettest station overall was Falls Creek (Rocky Valley) with 1225.4 mm and many stations had their highest total winter rainfall on record. The wettest single day was 14 June when Balook recorded 184.2 mm but many stations had their highest winter daily rainfall on record on 1 June. Preliminary area averaged data indicates that Victoria recorded 255.84 mm of rainfall this winter compared to the 1961-90 average of 203.23 mm. The driest station was Mildura Airport with 58.2 mm and there is a map of rainfall deciles below.

Temperature

The warmest station on average (a combination of maximum and minimum temperatures) was Gabo Island Lighthouse with 12.8 C whilst the coolest on average was Mount Hotham with -0.7 C.

Maximum temperature

Average maximum temperatures have been much warmer than usual across most of the State. The hottest day was 30 August when Ouyen (Post Office) recorded 28.0 C but Mildura Airport recorded the warmest days on average with 17.8 C. The coldest day was 19 August when Mount Hotham recorded -5.2 C and Mount Hotham also recorded the coolest days on average with 1.2 C. The area averaged maximum temperature for Victoria was 14.05 C which is 1.02 C warmer than the 1961-90 average of 13.03 C. Winter 2013 ranks as the 5th warmest for average daytime temperatures since 1910. Only Frankston AWS had their highest winter temperature on record but more than a dozen stations had their highest winter mean daily maximum temperature on record. There is a map of maximum temperature anomalies below.

Minimum temperature

Average minimum temperatures have been much warmer than usual across most of Victoria during winter 2013. The coldest night was 20 August when Mount Hotham recorded -7.2 C and Mount Hotham also recorded the coolest nights on average with -2.7 C. The warmest night was 19 July when Point Hicks (Lighthouse) recorded 15.3 C but Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse recorded the warmest nights on average with 9.9 C. The area averaged minimum temperature for Victoria was 5.16 C which is 1.09 C warmer than the 1961-90 average of 4.07 C. Winter 2013 ranks as the 4th warmest for average night-time temperatures since 1910. Only Viewbank had their lowest winter temperature on record but several others had their warmest winter night (highest daily minimum temperature) on record. Some stations, including a number in the Melbourne area, had their highest winter mean daily minimum temperature on record. There is a map of minimum temperature anomalies below.

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Extremes in winter 2013
Hottest day 28.0 C at Ouyen (Post Office) on 30 Aug
Warmest days on average 17.8 C at Mildura Airport
Coolest days on average 1.2 C at Mount Hotham
Coldest day -5.2 C at Mount Hotham on 19 Aug
Coldest night -7.2 C at Mount Hotham on 20 Aug
Coolest nights on average -2.7 C at Mount Hotham
Warmest nights on average 9.9 C at Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse
Warmest night 15.3 C at Point Hicks (Lighthouse) on 19 Jul
Warmest on average overall 12.8 C at Gabo Island Lighthouse
Coolest on average overall -0.7 C at Mount Hotham
Wettest overall 1225.4 mm at Falls Creek (Rocky Valley)
Driest overall 58.2 mm at Mildura Airport
Wettest day 184.2 mm at Balook on 14 Jun
Highest wind gust 141 km/h at Mount Hotham on 16 Aug

Maps

Anomaly in mean maximum temperature

Map of Anomaly in mean maximum temperature

Anomaly in mean minimum temperature

Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature

Rainfall deciles

Map of Rainfall deciles


Record highest winter daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in winter 2013 (mm)
Previous wettest
for winter
Years of
record
St Arnaud (Coonooer Bridge) 77.0 on 1 Jun 58.9 on 11 Jul 1933 127
Nhill (Woorak) 78.2 on 12 Jun 54.6 on 7 Aug 1954 126
Ninyeunook 51.0 on 2 Jun 48.2 on 22 Aug 1974 122
Tarnagulla 67.0 on 1 Jun 52.8 on 11 Jul 1933 119
Burkes Flat 80.4 on 1 Jun 74.9 on 1 Jun 1909 112
Indigo 59.0 on 2 Jun 51.3 on 8 Jul 1916 111
Rainbow (Pella) 44.0 on 12 Jun 41.7 on 15 Aug 1958 110
Preston Reservoir 106.0 on 1 Jun 76.2 on 26 Aug 1924 104
Epping 110.0 on 1 Jun 70.1 on 26 Aug 1924 103
Eltham 70.4 on 1 Jun 62.0 on 29 Jul 1987 101
Joyces Creek 56.0 on 1 Jun 53.0 on 7 Aug 1978 94
Rainbow (Pigick) 45.2 on 12 Jun 36.8 on 18 Aug 1909 90
Gunbower Gee Tee Stud 47.0 on 2 Jun 43.9 on 12 Jul 1933 87
Mitcham 82.4 on 1 Jun 68.8 on 14 Jul 1952 77
Rainbow Post Office 35.6 on 12 Jun =35.6 on 29 Jun 1905 77
Lauriston Reservoir 64.4 on 1 Jun 58.9 on 5 Jun 1968 66
Cairn Curran Reservoir 75.4 on 1 Jun 50.0 on 18 Jul 1990 64
Scoresby Research Institute 74.2 on 1 Jun 58.9 on 14 Jul 1952 64
Essendon Airport 68.6 on 1 Jun 42.7 on 11 Jul 1933 60
Pomonal 70.0 on 14 Jul 59.7 on 18 Jun 1955 59
Vaughan 71.0 on 1 Jun 50.0 on 18 Jul 1990 54
Halls Gap 85.2 on 14 Jul 81.3 on 27 Jul 1983 53
Castlemaine Prison 46.4 on 1 Jun =46.4 on 18 Jul 1990 48
Moliagul 79.0 on 1 Jun 52.0 on 18 Jul 1990 46
Beulah West 46.2 on 12 Jun 40.0 on 2 Jul 1986 45
Burrowye Station 56.6 on 2 Jun 56.0 on 24 Jul 2003 45
Eastville (Bonnie Banks) 46.4 on 1 Jun 40.8 on 18 Jul 1990 45
Kyneton 68.4 on 1 Jun 53.0 on 18 Jul 1990 45
Meerlieu (Springvale West) 73.6 on 18 Jun 73.0 on 3 Jun 1978 45
Melbourne Botanical Gardens 49.0 on 1 Jun 39.9 on 18 Jul 1990 45
Rockbank (Melton) 34.0 on 1 Jun 33.8 on 30 Jul 1987 45
Tutye (Bunurouk) 36.4 on 12 Jun 34.8 on 5 Aug 1984 45
Melbourne Airport 75.8 on 1 Jun 44.6 on 30 Jul 1987 44
Baringhup (Blue Hills) 70.6 on 1 Jun 49.8 on 18 Jul 1990 42
Romsey 67.2 on 1 Jun 42.0 on 18 Jul 1990 42
Glen Waverley (Golf Course) 60.0 on 1 Jun 51.0 on 7 Jun 1998 40
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 98.0 on 1 Jun 61.4 on 11 Jun 1999 34
Phillip Island Penguin Reserve 47.2 on 18 Jun 36.0 on 12 Aug 1982 32
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 61.0 on 14 Aug 39.0 on 26 Aug 2001 32
Flinders 42.0 on 18 Jun =42.0 on 30 Jul 1996 31
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 43.2 on 13 Jun 39.4 on 5 Jun 2012 30
Edi Upper 66.4 on 19 Jul 63.2 on 24 Jul 2003 28
Springvale (Sandown) 56.0 on 1 Jun 45.8 on 22 Jun 2012 26
Ringwood North 76.5 on 1 Jun 48.8 on 7 Jun 1998 22
Lancefield (Winery) 59.4 on 1 Jun 48.2 on 11 Jun 2005 21
Stony Creek 58.4 on 13 Jun 51.6 on 4 Jun 2012 21
Aireys Inlet 52.6 on 13 Jun 47.6 on 24 Aug 2003 20
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 49.0 on 14 Aug 48.0 on 26 Aug 2001 18
Swan Hill Aerodrome 32.8 on 12 Jun 24.4 on 8 Aug 2004 17
Mount Baw Baw 145.4 on 14 Jun 134.8 on 5 Jun 2012 16
Colac Airport 26.4 on 13 Jun 26.0 on 31 Aug 2005 15
Balook 184.2 on 14 Jun 144.2 on 5 Jun 2012 14
Viewbank 87.4 on 1 Jun 28.4 on 24 Jul 2003 14
Avon River at Stratford 81.2 on 18 Jun 73.0 on 5 Jun 2012 13
Barwon River @ Inverleigh 33.0 on 13 Jun 27.8 on 8 Jul 2007 13
Benwerrin 79.6 on 13 Jun 55.0 on 17 Jul 2006 13
Boonah 82.2 on 13 Jun 50.6 on 8 Jul 2007 13
Home Ck @ Yarck 48.2 on 19 Jul 39.2 on 24 Jul 2003 13
Loddon River @ Vaughan 68.4 on 1 Jun 34.2 on 22 Jun 2012 13
Merton (Enderlee) 66.6 on 19 Jul 47.6 on 24 Jul 2003 13
Narracan Ck at Thorpdale 48.8 on 13 Jun 44.2 on 22 Jun 2012 13
Traralgon EPA 41.0 on 13 Jun 37.6 on 5 Jun 2012 13
Yarra River @ Warrandyte 82.8 on 1 Jun 33.0 on 29 Jul 2010 13
Barwon Downs (Gerangamete) 31.0 on 13 Jun 30.6 on 12 Aug 2010 12
Barwon River @ Ricketts Marsh 27.6 on 13 Jun 23.8 on 12 Aug 2010 12
Bet Bet Ck @ Bet Bet 41.4 on 1 Jun 25.0 on 24 Aug 2003 12
Weeragua (Cann River (East Branch) at Ch 136.6 on 15 Jun 78.8 on 27 Jun 2007 12
Burnside 39.0 on 1 Jun 34.0 on 18 Aug 2012 11
Muckleford Creek (Muckleford Ck @ Muckle 56.4 on 1 Jun 33.8 on 22 Jun 2012 11
Nhill Aerodrome 65.6 on 12 Jun 30.0 on 30 Aug 2004 11
Pakenham Upper (Sheltons Road) 62.2 on 1 Jun 48.8 on 22 Jun 2012 11
Bungalook Creek @ Montrose (Fussel Rd R. 73.8 on 1 Jun 57.8 on 28 Jun 2007 10
Bunyip River @ Iona 47.8 on 1 Jun 46.8 on 22 Jun 2012 10
Coonooer Bridge (Avoca River at Yawong W 72.4 on 1 Jun 30.0 on 24 Aug 2003 10
Darebin Ck @ Bundoora 90.8 on 1 Jun 24.4 on 28 Jul 2012 10
Darebin Creek @ Epping 103.0 on 1 Jun 23.2 on 6 Jun 2010 10
Deep Creek @ Konagaderra 66.2 on 1 Jun 26.2 on 18 Aug 2012 10
Doncaster East (Doncaster (Zerbes Reserv 86.0 on 1 Jun 25.6 on 10 Jun 2009 10
Emu Creek @ Clarkefield 49.0 on 1 Jun 40.0 on 18 Aug 2012 10
Gisborne (Jacksons Ck @ Rosslyne Res (HG 60.6 on 1 Jun 38.2 on 18 Aug 2012 10
Jacksons Creek @ Sunbury 65.6 on 1 Jun 48.2 on 18 Aug 2012 10
Kanagulk 36.6 on 14 Jul 29.6 on 31 Aug 2005 10
Kororoit Creek @ Brooklyn 37.8 on 1 Jun 23.4 on 22 Jun 2012 10
Kororoit Creek @ Deer Park 41.6 on 1 Jun 39.6 on 24 Jul 2006 10
Kororoit Creek @ Diggers Rest 32.6 on 1 Jun 31.4 on 18 Aug 2012 10
Longwarry North (Bunyip River @ Longwarr 52.0 on 1 Jun 45.8 on 22 Jun 2012 10
Maribyrnong River @ Keilor 33.2 on 1 Jun 16.2 on 15 Aug 2004 10
Merri Creek @ Craigeburn 68.8 on 1 Jun 21.6 on 22 Jun 2012 10
Moonee Ponds Creek @ Jacana Retarding Ba 75.2 on 1 Jun 18.0 on 22 Jun 2012 10
Mount Dandenong (GTV9 Tower) 63.6 on 1 Jun 59.6 on 28 Jun 2007 10
Mount Macedon MW 70.2 on 1 Jun 47.2 on 22 Jun 2012 10
Plenty River @ Mernda 31.6 on 1 Jun 20.2 on 16 Jul 2006 10
Ringwood (Burnt Bridge Tennis Club) 97.6 on 1 Jun 36.4 on 22 Jun 2012 10
Romsey 67.0 on 1 Jun 37.8 on 11 Jun 2005 10
Stony Creek @ Spotswood 40.0 on 1 Jun 25.8 on 22 Jun 2012 10
Sunshine North 44.0 on 1 Jun 22.2 on 22 Jun 2012 10
The Basin (Dandenong Ck @ Liverpool Rd R 87.4 on 1 Jun 48.4 on 2 Jul 2012 10
Watsons Creek @ Kangaroo Ground South 42.6 on 1 Jun 26.2 on 2 Jul 2012 10



Record highest total winter rainfall
Total rainfall
for winter 2013 (mm)
Previous wettest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Cressy 249.0 233.4 in 1955 99 149.4
Melbourne Airport 200.2 196.2 in 1991 42 121.7
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 256.3 254.2 in 1989 34 164.9
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 587.4 503.8 in 2004 32 329.5
Aireys Inlet 307.2 278.4 in 2003 20 197.9
Sheoaks 203.6 200.4 in 2012 20 125.7
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 516.4 435.2 in 1996 18 294.8
Acheron River @ Taggerty 355.8 344.1 in 1977 17 252.5
Foster Hoddle 513.0 430.0 in 1996 16 341.0
Viewbank 228.0 204.8 in 2010 14 163.7
Angler's Rest (Big River at Joker Creek) 390.8 311.4 in 2003 13 206.0
Barwon River @ Inverleigh 208.0 176.0 in 2012 13 131.7
Benalla (Broken River at Broken Weir) 292.8 288.0 in 2003 13 210.5
Blackwood (Blue Mountain) 447.6 429.4 in 2010 13 309.7
Bridge Inn (Concongella Ck at Stawell) 216.4 204.2 in 2010 13 146.4
Colac (Mount Gellibrand) 263.0 203.2 in 2003 13 177.8
Dinner Plain (Mount Hotham Airport) 318.6 301.4 in 2005 13 221.0
Euroa (Castle Ck at Telford Bridge) 266.8 263.8 in 2003 13 176.3
Gnarwarre (Barwon River at Pollocksford) 180.2 172.4 in 2007 13 131.3
Gooram (Hillside) 356.0 324.4 in 2010 13 217.5
Gooram (Morella) 351.8 349.4 in 2005 13 230.7
Haines Junction (Mount Sabine) 767.6 674.4 in 2012 13 533.1
Holland Ck at Wrightley 442.8 434.0 in 2003 13 324.3
Home Ck @ Yarck 302.0 237.2 in 2012 13 170.5
Jim Crow Creek @ Yandoit 239.6 200.2 in 2004 13 160.7
Kilfeera (Holland Ck at Kelfeera) 265.8 256.0 in 2005 13 186.0
Loddon River @ Vaughan 256.8 193.2 in 2010 13 148.8
Lorne (Mount Cowley) 648.4 612.0 in 2004 13 453.3
Macalister River @ Glencairn 327.8 254.0 in 2012 13 192.4
Merton (Enderlee) 377.6 294.2 in 2010 13 209.7
Porepunkah (Buckland River at Harris Lan 688.0 651.0 in 2003 13 424.2
Tatong (Fld) 330.6 319.2 in 2005 13 213.0
Traralgon Ck at Traralgon South 587.4 373.8 in 2012 13 226.3
Traralgon EPA 250.6 218.8 in 2007 13 163.9
Wonnangatta River @ Waterford 279.4 243.2 in 2011 13 166.4
Yarra River @ Warrandyte 254.4 240.6 in 2010 13 183.4
Barwon Downs (Gerangamete) 321.4 256.2 in 2003 12 209.6
Boonah 508.2 374.6 in 2003 12 296.1
Cowarr Weir (Thomson River @ U/S Cowwar 371.0 268.6 in 2001 12 197.3
Freestone Creek at Briagolong 364.4 348.0 in 2007 12 176.0
Narracan Ck at Thorpdale 383.6 350.0 in 2004 12 280.7
Ovens River at Bright 577.6 497.3 in 2004 12 343.9
Benwerrin 492.2 428.6 in 2001 11 345.7
Bet Bet Ck @ Bet Bet 162.0 154.4 in 2009 11 105.2
Boolarra South 485.2 450.6 in 2007 11 360.1
Leigh River @ Mount Mercer 246.4 204.0 in 2012 11 157.2
Nhill Aerodrome 228.8 170.2 in 2003 11 117.3
Strathbogie (Mount Wombat) 497.0 298.6 in 2005 11 227.5
Arthurs Seat State Park 362.0 354.0 in 2012 10 246.7
Avoca River at Archdale Junction 161.6 140.0 in 2010 10 100.8
Berwick 308.6 306.4 in 2010 10 211.5
Bulla 179.0 148.0 in 2012 10 105.1
Bunyip River @ Koo Wee Rup 294.6 257.8 in 2012 10 196.8
Bunyip River @ Tonimbuk 317.6 282.8 in 2012 10 222.4
Cardinia Creek @ Officer (Drop Structure 299.0 269.0 in 2012 10 174.6
Darebin Creek @ Epping 236.0 209.0 in 2012 10 131.9
Deep Creek @ Konagaderra 191.2 174.6 in 2012 10 121.9
Doncaster East (Doncaster (Zerbes Reserv 250.8 214.6 in 2012 10 168.3
Emu Creek @ Clarkefield 210.0 191.2 in 2012 10 136.4
Eumemmerring Creek @ Lyndhurst 235.8 221.0 in 2012 10 151.4
Glencairn (Barkly River (Glenview)) 368.6 358.2 in 2012 10 255.3
Greta West 268.2 254.4 in 2005 10 212.4
Hallam Contour Drain @ Hampton Park 260.2 246.4 in 2012 10 179.1
Hopetoun Airport 114.0 103.6 in 2005 10 77.0
Kanagulk 289.2 219.0 in 2004 10 178.9
Kororoit Creek @ Brooklyn 186.4 147.0 in 2010 10 116.5
Kororoit Creek @ Deer Park 199.2 171.4 in 2012 10 116.2
Lang Lang River @ Lang Lang (Head Road) 307.6 267.2 in 2012 10 214.9
Longwarry North (Bunyip River @ Longwarr 302.0 258.6 in 2012 10 196.4
Maribyrnong River @ Keilor 181.8 121.0 in 2012 10 103.1
Merri Creek @ Craigeburn 216.6 181.8 in 2012 10 131.1
Moonee Ponds Creek @ Jacana Retarding Ba 167.0 145.8 in 2012 10 95.4
Muckleford Creek (Muckleford Ck @ Muckle 200.0 176.6 in 2005 10 132.4
Narre Warren North (Eumemmering Ck @ D/S 291.8 = 291.8 in 2012 10 210.7
Ovens River @ Eurobin 507.4 491.8 in 2004 10 393.7
Poowong East (Upper Lang Lang RG) 538.0 399.2 in 2012 10 342.8
Romsey 278.4 248.2 in 2012 10 186.2
Skye Road Retarding Basin @ Frankston No 260.0 219.2 in 2010 10 159.2
Stony Creek @ Spotswood 205.4 158.8 in 2012 10 122.1
Sunshine North 204.4 151.2 in 2012 10 111.0
Tarago River @ Drouin West 301.6 276.2 in 2012 10 197.9



Record highest winter temperature
Highest temperature
in winter 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Frankston AWS 22.4 on 18 Jul = 22.4 on 25 Aug 1995 22 13.3



Record highest winter mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for winter 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Melbourne Regional Office 15.9 = 15.9 in 2011 158 14.2
Mildura Airport 17.8 17.6 in 1959 66 16.2
Scoresby Research Institute 15.0 14.8 in 2011 55 13.6
Melbourne Airport 14.8 = 14.8 in 2011 42 13.7
Moorabbin Airport 15.4 15.3 in 2005 40 14.2
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 10.7 10.5 in 2011 19 9.8
Coldstream 15.0 14.7 in 2011 18 14.0
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 14.8 = 14.8 in 2011 16 14.1
Eildon Fire Tower 10.9 = 10.9 in 2006 16 10.0
Colac (Mount Gellibrand) 12.9 = 12.9 in 2005 12 12.2



Record highest winter daily minimum temperature
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in winter 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Mangalore Airport 14.2 on 29 Aug 14.0 on 7 Jun 2001 55 3.7
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 13.7 on 1 Jun = 13.7 on 7 Jun 2001 49 3.5
Kyabram 13.7 on 1 Jun 13.2 on 9 Jun 1995 48 3.5
Wangaratta Aero 13.5 on 19 Jul 13.3 on 11 Jun 2005 27 2.8
Yarrawonga 13.6 on 1 Jun 13.1 on 30 Aug 2005 21 3.7
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 11.4 on 29 Aug 11.3 on 31 Aug 1999 20 4.3
Horsham Aerodrome 12.5 on 1 Jun 12.0 on 7 Jun 2001 16 3.3
Nhill Aerodrome 13.2 on 1 Jun 13.0 on 10 Jun 2005 11 4.5



Record lowest winter temperature
Lowest temperature
in winter 2013 (C)
Previous coolest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Viewbank -1.3 on 23 Jun = -1.3 on 20 Aug 2003 14 6.1



Record highest winter mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for winter 2013 (C)
Previous warmest
for winter
Years of
record
Average for
winter
Laverton RAAF 6.6 6.5 in 2005 69 5.4
Essendon Airport 6.9 6.8 in 2005 42 5.6
Dartmouth Reservoir 4.1 3.8 in 1990 34 2.6
Bendigo Airport 4.2 3.7 in 2009 21 2.9
Hunters Hill 3.3 3.2 in 2005 20 2.5
Redesdale 4.3 4.1 in 2001 20 3.3
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 5.2 = 5.2 in 2001 19 4.3
Combienbar AWS 6.1 = 6.1 in 2005 18 5.3
Stawell Aerodrome 5.5 5.4 in 2009 17 4.5
Eildon Fire Tower 5.0 = 5.0 in 2005 16 4.3
Shepparton Airport 4.4 4.2 in 2009 16 3.5
Horsham Aerodrome 4.6 4.5 in 2009 15 3.3
Dinner Plain (Mount Hotham Airport) -0.3 -0.7 in 2009 12 -1.3
Nhill Aerodrome 6.0 5.6 in 2009 10 4.5


Summary statistics for winter 2013
Maximum temperatures
for winter
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for winter
(C)
Rainfall
for winter
(millimetres)
Mean for
winter
2013
Diff
from
average
Highest for
winter
2013
Mean for
winter
2013
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
winter
2013
Total for
winter
2013
Average
for
winter
Rank of
winter
2013
Fraction of
winter
average
North Mallee (district 76)
Mildura Airport 17.8 +1.6 27.6 29 Aug 5.6 +0.7 -1.9 10 Jul 58.2 74.6 average 78%
Ouyen (Post Office) 17.3 +1.3 28.0 30 Aug 5.9 +1.1 0.5 10 Jul 118.1 93.2 high 127%
Walpeup Research 16.4 +1.0 26.6 31 Aug 6.3 +1.1 0.4 20 Aug 100.6 96.8 average 104%
South Mallee (district 77)
Hopetoun Airport 16.0 25.4 31 Aug 4.7 -1.7 9 Jul 114.0 77.0 highest 148%
Swan Hill Aerodrome 16.3 +0.7 26.1 28 Aug 4.8 +0.9 -1.9 1 Aug 89.6 84.2 average 106%
North Wimmera (district 78)
Nhill Aerodrome 14.8 0.0 24.1 31 Aug 6.0 +1.5 0.7 9 Jul 228.8 117.3 highest 195%
Warracknabeal Museum 15.2 +0.4 23.3 31 Aug 5.5 +1.3 -1.0 9 Jul 172.4 122.7 high 141%
South Wimmera (district 79)
Edenhope Airport 14.4 23.1 31 Aug 6.0 -0.4 9 Jul 302.4
Grampians (Mount William) 6.3 14.2 28 Aug 1.9 -2.4 20 Aug 662.4
Horsham Aerodrome 14.7 +0.3 21.8 31 Aug 4.6 +1.3 -2.2 10 Jul 199.8 123.3 high 162%
Kanagulk 14.2 21.2 31 Aug 5.4 -2.0 10 Jul 289.2 178.9 highest 162%
Longerenong 14.7 +0.7 21.6 31 Aug 4.9 +1.1 -2.2 10 Jul 178.2 132.0 high 135%
Pyrenees (Ben Nevis) 8.7 17.1 31 Aug 3.7 -0.5 21 Jul 264.4
Stawell Aerodrome 13.3 0.0 21.2 28 Aug 5.5 +1.0 -1.2 20 Jun 208.0 168.4 high 124%
Lower North (district 80)
Charlton 15.0 22.7 31 Aug 4.8 -1.8 9 Jul 136.8
Echuca Aerodrome 15.4 +1.1 22.7 31 Aug 4.8 +0.4 -1.5 1 Aug 157.4 126.0 high 125%
Kerang 16.0 +1.1 25.5 28 Aug 5.3 +0.8 -1.0 1 Aug 121.6 108.1 average 112%
Kyabram 15.0 +1.0 21.6 31 Aug 4.7 +1.2 -1.3 26 Jun 161.2 127.0 high 127%
Upper North (district 81)
Bendigo Airport 14.0 +0.7 21.1 31 Aug 4.2 +1.3 -2.2 1 Aug 229.2 158.6 high 145%
Shepparton Airport 14.6 +0.4 20.9 31 Aug 4.4 +0.9 -1.9 26 Jun 157.0 125.8 high 125%
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 14.6 +0.7 20.9 31 Aug 4.4 +0.9 -2.1 20 Jun 156.8 138.0 average 114%
Yarrawonga 14.9 +0.4 20.7 31 Aug 4.5 +0.8 -2.3 9 Jul 132.0 126.6 average 104%
Lower Northeast (district 82)
Benalla Airport 14.5 20.2 18 Jul 4.3 -1.1 20 Jun 248.7
Corryong Airport 13.5 20.1 28 Aug 2.6 -5.0 22 Jun 273.6
Dartmouth Reservoir 13.4 +0.8 19.7 31 Aug 4.1 +1.5 -1.5 22 Jun 410.4 341.4 high 120%
Hunters Hill 9.1 +0.9 15.8 28 Aug 3.3 +0.8 -1.6 20 Aug 563.4 426.5 high 132%
Rutherglen Research 14.5 +1.2 21.2 31 Aug 2.8 +0.3 -3.5 22 Jun 226.0 180.4 high 125%
Strathbogie 11.4 +0.4 17.7 18 Jul 3.0 +1.0 -4.3 22 Jun 352.4 354.1 average 100%
Wangaratta Aero 14.5 +0.7 20.8 29 Aug 3.8 +1.0 -2.5 22 Jun 193.8 192.6 average 101%
Upper Northeast (district 83)
Dinner Plain (Mount Hotham Airport) 7.7 +0.5 14.7 29 Aug -0.3 +1.0 -5.5 8 Jun 318.6 221.0 highest 144%
Falls Creek 2.7 +0.8 10.6 3 Jun -1.6 +0.8 -6.9 20 Aug 477.0 297.3 high 160%
Mount Buller 2.7 +0.5 10.7 4 Jun -1.6 +0.6 -6.1 20 Aug 611.4 489.6 high 125%
Mount Hotham 1.2 +0.6 8.4 4 Jun -2.7 +0.5 -7.2 20 Aug 522.6 387.0 high 135%
Omeo 12.0 18.5 31 Aug 1.5 -5.6 23 Jun 187.0
East Gippsland (district 84)
Combienbar AWS 12.9 +1.0 18.7 30 Aug 6.1 +0.8 1.8 25 Jul 361.4 241.6 high 150%
Gabo Island Lighthouse 16.0 +1.5 23.2 30 Aug 9.6 +0.9 5.3 21 Jul 221.6 259.9 average 85%
Gelantipy 11.0 +0.8 16.8 29 Aug 3.5 +0.8 -1.0 8 Jun 266.8 179.2 high 149%
Lakes Entrance (Eastern Beach Road) 16.0 22.3 30 Aug 6.6 0.0 12 Jul 327.5
Mallacoota 16.0 +0.7 23.1 30 Aug 7.0 +0.4 1.3 22 Jul 292.8 238.6 high 123%
Mount Nowa Nowa 14.3 +0.7 21.0 31 Aug 7.0 +0.6 3.0 21 Jul 77.2 199.0 lowest 39%
Orbost 16.0 +0.5 22.4 19 Jul 6.3 +0.3 1.4 22 Jun 396.0 223.2 high 177%
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 15.7 +1.1 22.5 19 Jul 9.3 +0.7 4.6 1 Aug 451.5 287.8 v high 157%
West Gippsland (district 85)
Bairnsdale Airport 15.8 +0.7 22.5 31 Aug 5.2 +0.9 -0.9 22 Jun 296.6 151.7 v high 196%
East Sale Airport 15.3 +0.9 21.1 31 Aug 4.8 +1.0 -1.3 9 Jun 226.2 134.8 v high 168%
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 14.9 +0.7 21.7 31 Aug 4.9 +0.8 -1.6 9 Jul
Mount Baw Baw 2.9 0.0 9.6 29 Aug -1.1 +0.1 -5.3 20 Aug 685.6 476.6 high 144%
Mount Moornapa 13.5 +0.8 20.8 31 Aug 6.3 +0.7 2.0 20 Aug 399.2 218.1 high 183%
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 13.6 +0.9 20.8 31 Aug 9.9 +1.2 5.7 5 Jul 653.8 363.8 v high 180%
Yarram Airport 15.3 21.5 31 Aug 6.0 -1.5 11 Jul 271.6
East Central (district 86)
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 15.0 +1.0 23.1 18 Jul 6.5 +0.6 -1.3 23 Jun 256.3 164.9 highest 155%
Cerberus 14.8 +0.7 21.9 18 Jul 7.1 +0.6 -1.5 22 Jun 277.6 224.8 high 123%
Coldstream 15.0 +1.0 22.5 18 Jul 4.4 +0.4 -5.1 23 Jun 191.8 196.2 average 98%
Coldstream Comparison 15.0 22.6 18 Jul 4.3 -5.2 23 Jun 191.8
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 14.6 +0.7 22.5 18 Jul 7.2 +0.9 -0.2 22 Jun 317.2 230.8 high 137%
Essendon Airport 15.0 +1.4 22.9 29 Aug 6.9 +1.3 -0.8 10 Jul 205.2 132.4 v high 155%
Ferny Creek 11.1 18.2 18 Jul 6.1 1.2 20 Aug 396.0
Frankston AWS 14.0 +0.7 22.4 18 Jul 8.8 +0.5 3.2 21 Jun
Melbourne Airport 14.8 +1.1 22.8 29 Aug 6.7 +0.9 0.2 24 Jun 200.2 121.7 highest 165%
Melbourne Regional Office 15.9 +1.7 23.3 18 Jul 8.4 +1.9 1.5 23 Jun 219.2 147.3 v high 149%
Moorabbin Airport 15.4 +1.2 23.1 18 Jul 7.1 +0.6 -1.9 23 Jun 205.4 184.9 average 111%
Rhyll 14.5 +0.7 20.2 31 Aug 9.1 +0.7 5.1 20 Aug 307.8 207.7 v high 148%
Scoresby Research Institute 15.0 +1.4 22.2 18 Jul 6.7 +0.6 -1.7 23 Jun 288.4 225.1 v high 128%
Viewbank 15.1 +0.6 22.7 29 Aug 6.6 +0.5 -1.3 23 Jun 228.0 163.7 highest 139%
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 10.7 +0.9 17.8 29 Aug 5.2 +0.9 1.1 3 Aug 247.2 192.5 high 128%
Wonthaggi 14.8 +0.7 21.5 31 Aug 7.7 +1.2 1.6 22 Jun 417.8 298.2 v high 140%
West Central (district 87)
Avalon Airport 15.5 +0.8 23.4 31 Aug 6.1 +0.7 -1.6 22 Jun 165.2 121.5 high 136%
Breakwater (Geelong Racecourse) 15.3 22.8 31 Aug 7.0 -0.2 22 Jun 189.4
Laverton RAAF 15.3 +1.1 22.7 31 Aug 6.6 +1.2 -1.5 23 Jun 161.6 122.6 high 132%
Sheoaks 13.6 +0.8 21.0 29 Aug 5.6 +0.3 -1.5 23 Jun 203.6 125.7 highest 162%
North Central (district 88)
Castlemaine Prison 13.2 +0.6 20.1 31 Aug 4.3 +1.1 -1.5 17 Jun 258.9 186.7 v high 139%
Eildon Fire Tower 10.9 +0.9 17.8 29 Aug 5.0 +0.7 0.9 20 Aug 272.8 212.6 high 128%
Lake Eildon 13.7 +1.0 21.3 29 Aug 4.7 +0.7 -2.8 23 Jun 351.2 286.7 high 122%
Mangalore Airport 14.0 +0.7 20.3 18 Jul 4.8 +1.1 -2.2 21 Jun 208.0 174.8 high 119%
Maryborough 13.8 +0.8 21.2 31 Aug 4.5 +0.7 -1.4 10 Jul 226.8 166.6 high 136%
Redesdale 13.4 +0.7 19.8 28 Aug 4.3 +1.0 -1.3 25 Jul 235.0 186.8 high 126%
Western Plains (district 89)
Ararat Prison 13.3 +1.0 20.8 28 Aug 4.8 +1.1 -3.2 20 Jun 195.4 187.7 average 104%
Ballarat Aerodrome 11.8 +1.1 19.6 28 Aug 3.7 +0.1 -4.3 9 Jul 195.6 204.3 average 96%
Westmere 13.6 20.6 28 Aug 4.9 -2.8 20 Jun 215.2
West Coast (district 90)
Aireys Inlet 14.4 +0.6 20.6 18 Jul 8.2 +0.6 3.6 20 Aug 307.2 197.9 highest 155%
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 14.8 +0.7 22.9 31 Aug 9.2 +0.5 3.9 9 Jul 516.4 294.8 highest 175%
Cape Otway Lighthouse 14.2 +0.7 21.6 31 Aug 9.2 +1.3 5.0 21 Jun 441.9 306.8 v high 144%
Casterton 14.2 21.4 31 Aug 6.1 -2.5 9 Jul 324.0
Colac (Mount Gellibrand) 12.9 +0.7 19.3 31 Aug 6.3 +0.7 2.4 20 Aug 263.0 177.8 highest 148%
Dartmoor 14.5 21.7 31 Aug 6.2 -1.9 9 Jul 374.8
Hamilton Airport 13.4 +0.6 21.3 28 Aug 5.6 +0.9 -2.1 9 Jul 271.6 216.9 high 125%
Mortlake Racecourse 14.2 +0.8 20.5 31 Aug 5.6 +0.8 -2.6 9 Jul 237.0 181.2 high 131%
Port Fairy AWS 15.3 +0.7 22.1 31 Aug 7.7 +0.4 1.4 9 Jul 406.0 264.1 v high 154%
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 14.2 +0.6 21.5 31 Aug 7.4 +0.8 0.7 9 Jul 587.4 329.5 highest 178%
Portland NTC AWS 14.7 21.2 31 Aug 8.9 2.9 9 Jul
Warrnambool Airport NDB 14.6 +0.6 20.8 29 Aug 6.2 +0.5 -1.8 24 Jun 310.0 258.2 high 120%

Notes

A Seasonal 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.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 8 am on Monday 2 September 2013. 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.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is being used for temperature area averages from December 2012 onwards. The major change from earlier datasets is that the ACORN-SAT dataset commences in 1910, rather than 1950, and hence rankings are calculated using a larger set of years.

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