Victoria in autumn 2016: warmest on record

Victoria had its warmest autumn on record, with warm to mild temperatures lasting well into May. Rainfall totals for autumn were near average across the State after useful rain in May made up for a drier than normal April.

  • Victoria's warmest autumn on record
  • Warmest days on record
  • Late-season warmth extended into May
  • Near-average rainfall for the State
  • Numerous days with maximum wind gusts over 100 km/h along the coast and Victorian Alps

Autumn temperatures in Victoria were much warmer than average. Large numbers of sites recorded their highest autumn mean temperature on record, highest autumn mean daily maximum temperature on record, and highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature on record. During the first two weeks of March, many sites recorded their highest autumn temperature on record and warmest autumn night on record.

Victoria's overall mean temperature for autumn was the highest on record (1.88 °C above average; the previous record was 1.49 °C above average in 2007), with all areas of the State recording above average mean temperatures. Average maximum temperatures for Victoria were also highest on record at 1.84 °C above average (the previous record was +1.55 °C in 2005). Highest on record maximum temperatures were observed in the North Mallee, parts of the Wimmera and central districts, and most of Gippsland. Most of the rest of the State recorded very much above average maximum temperatures, with only the far southwest of the State within 1 °C of average.

Average minimum temperatures for Victoria were second-warmest on record, at 1.91 °C above average (the biggest difference from average since +1.98 °C in 1974). Highest on record minimum temperatures were observed in many parts of Victoria's south, while the rest of the State had very much above average night time temperatures.

More details about the autumn warmth around Australia can be found in Special Climate Statement 56: Australia's warmest autumn on record.

Autumn rainfall in Victoria was close to average. Most of the State recorded close to average rainfall for autumn, but there were isolated patches of below average rainfall in southern and eastern districts, and patches of above average rainfall in northern and western districts. Mount Hotham had a very wet season, recording both its highest autumn daily rainfall on record on 10 May and its highest total autumn rainfall on record. The season began with close to average rainfall in March, but most areas had below average rainfall in April. May brought useful rains to large parts of the west and north of the State, including areas that had missed out in March. Victorian rainfall was 6% below average, continuing a run of five consecutive seasons of drier than average conditions in the State (only three of the past 14 seasons have recorded above average rainfall in Victoria).

Victoria's strongest recorded wind gust in autumn was 165 km/h at Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse on 18 March, but a series of windy days in mid-May saw maximum wind gusts over 100 km/h recorded for several days in a row at coastal and alpine locations.

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Extremes in autumn 2016
Hottest day 42.1 °C at Mildura Airport on 6 Mar
42.1 °C at Kerang on 7 Mar
Warmest days on average 26.2 °C at Mildura Airport
Coolest days on average 10.2 °C at Mount Hotham
Coldest day −1.4 °C at Mount Hotham on 27 May
Coldest night −5.6 °C at Mount Buller on 28 May
Coolest nights on average 4.3 °C at Mount Hotham
Warmest nights on average 14.5 °C at Gabo Island Lighthouse
Warmest night 25.8 °C at Bendigo Airport on 9 Mar
Warmest on average overall 19.3 °C at Mildura Airport
Coolest on average overall 7.2 °C at Mount Hotham
Wettest overall 650.4 mm at Mount Hotham
Driest overall 46.8 mm at Mildura Airport
Wettest day 125.0 mm at Falls Creek (Rocky Valley) on 10 May
Strongest wind gust 165 km/h at Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse on 18 Mar

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Record highest autumn daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Mount Hotham 114.2 on 10 May 92.8 on 28 May 2014 22
Lima East (Charnwood) 94.4 on 9 May 78.4 on 1 Mar 2012 20



Record highest autumn total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Mount Hotham 650.4 591.4 in 2007 22 362.6

Highest autumn total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
autumn
St Arnaud 153.4 177.8 in 1992* 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 autumn temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Kerang 42.1 on 7 Mar 41.7 on 13 Mar 1934 101 22.9
Mildura Airport 42.1 on 6 Mar 41.5 on 12 Mar 1998 70 23.7
Echuca Aerodrome 41.8 on 7 Mar 40.5 on 7 Mar 1986 60 22.4
Ouyen (Post Office) 41.9 on 6 Mar 41.5 on 13 Mar 2008 60 23.6
Ballarat Aerodrome 37.9 on 8 Mar 37.7 on 12 Mar 1998 59 17.8
Longerenong 40.7 on 8 Mar = 40.7 on 16 Mar 2008 52 21.6
Kyabram 40.4 on 7 Mar 39.8 on 7 Mar 1986 51 21.8
Scoresby Research Institute 39.8 on 8 Mar 39.6 on 8 Mar 1991 50 20.1
Moorabbin Airport 40.8 on 8 Mar 40.5 on 7 Mar 1991 45 20.3
Strathbogie 36.3 on 7 Mar = 36.3 on 3 Mar 1983 40 19.0
Mount Buller 26.0 on 7 Mar 25.3 on 15 Mar 2008 32 10.0
Falls Creek 25.3 on 7 Mar 24.7 on 15 Mar 2008 26 9.9
Bendigo Airport 39.3 on 8 Mar 38.6 on 12 Mar 1998 25 21.2
Frankston AWS 38.2 on 8 Mar 37.1 on 13 Mar 2008 25 19.2
Mortlake Racecourse 41.1 on 8 Mar 40.4 on 11 Mar 2013 25 20.0
Mount Hotham 24.4 on 6 Mar 23.5 on 3 Mar 2000 25 8.6
Sheoaks 39.3 on 8 Mar 39.0 on 16 Mar 2008 25 19.2
Hunters Hill 32.7 on 8 Mar 31.3 on 15 Mar 2008 24 16.5
Redesdale 38.7 on 6 Mar 38.1 on 14 Mar 2008 23 20.6
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 36.7 on 8 Mar 35.4 on 12 Mar 1998 23 17.0
Coldstream 39.9 on 8 Mar 39.2 on 15 Mar 2008 22 20.7
Eildon Fire Tower 36.1 on 7 Mar 35.9 on 15 Mar 2008 20 18.1



Record lowest autumn daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Mallacoota 10.9 on 27 May 11.1 on 19 May 2002 24 19.9



Record highest autumn mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Echuca Aerodrome 25.1 24.9 in 1902 134 22.4
Kerang 25.2 = 25.2 in 1938 104 22.9
Maryborough 22.7 22.6 in 1938 104 20.7
Ouyen (Post Office) 25.7 25.6 in 1953 79 23.6
East Sale Airport 21.8 21.5 in 2010 70 20.2
Mildura Airport 26.2 25.8 in 2005 69 23.7
Walpeup Research 25.5 25.2 in 2005 67 23.0
Mangalore Airport 23.3 23.2 in 2002 57 21.4
Scoresby Research Institute 22.1 = 22.1 in 2007 57 20.1
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 23.8 23.3 in 2007 51 21.7
Kyabram 24.5 23.7 in 2002 50 21.8
Ararat Prison 21.5 21.3 in 2013 46 19.6
Lake Eildon 23.1 22.7 in 2007 46 20.9
Melbourne Airport 22.2 22.1 in 2007 45 20.3
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 21.0 = 21.0 in 2007 44 19.7
Warracknabeal Museum 24.2 = 24.2 in 2005 42 22.4
Strathbogie 20.9 20.5 in 2002 38 19.0
Bairnsdale Airport 22.1 21.9 in 2010 34 20.7
Wangaratta Aero 24.5 24.0 in 2005 28 22.5
Bendigo Airport 23.1 22.8 in 2005 24 21.2
Rhyll 20.9 = 20.9 in 2007 24 19.4
Gelantipy 18.4 17.8 in 2007 23 16.5
Hunters Hill 18.7 18.4 in 2003 22 16.5
Mallacoota 21.8 21.3 in 2014 22 19.9
Mount Moornapa 20.3 19.7 in 2013 22 18.3
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 19.0 18.5 in 2007 22 17.0
Yarrawonga 24.9 24.7 in 2005 22 22.9
Coldstream 22.4 22.3 in 2007 21 20.7
Combienbar AWS 20.0 19.4 in 2007 21 17.8
Mount Nowa Nowa 20.7 20.3 in 2013 20 19.1

Highest autumn mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
autumn
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 19.0 21.0 in 1879* 17.2
Gabo Island Lighthouse 20.8 20.9 in 1894* 19.0
Rutherglen Research 24.7 24.8 in 1938* 22.1
Dartmouth Reservoir 22.5 22.6 in 1980* 20.8
Longerenong 23.5 23.9 in 1988 21.6
Ballarat Aerodrome 20.0 =20.0 in 1988* 17.8

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




Record highest autumn daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 19.9 on 8 Mar 19.4 on 3 Mar 2000 33 8.8
Mount Buller 17.3 on 8 Mar 17.2 on 17 Mar 2008 32 3.7
Wangaratta Aero 22.7 on 10 Mar 22.0 on 9 Mar 1991 30 7.3
Bendigo Airport 25.8 on 9 Mar 23.9 on 13 Mar 2013 25 8.2
Yarrawonga 25.2 on 6 Mar 21.8 on 16 Mar 2007 24 9.2
Redesdale 24.3 on 9 Mar 21.5 on 13 Mar 2013 23 7.6
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 23.3 on 9 Mar 22.7 on 17 Mar 2008 23 8.8
Combienbar AWS 23.7 on 5 Mar = 23.7 on 13 Mar 1998 22 9.7
Swan Hill Aerodrome 23.8 on 6 Mar 23.2 on 13 Mar 2013 20 9.3



Record highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Cape Otway Lighthouse 13.4 = 13.4 in 1974 147 11.6
Laverton RAAF 12.4 12.2 in 1974 72 10.1
Walpeup Research 12.4 12.2 in 1974 67 10.3
Ararat Prison 9.9 9.7 in 1974 46 7.4
Essendon Airport 12.6 11.9 in 2014 46 10.0
Castlemaine Prison 10.6 10.2 in 1974 45 7.9
Melbourne Airport 11.9 11.8 in 1974 45 10.4
Wonthaggi 12.4 11.9 in 2010 45 10.4
Moorabbin Airport 12.6 12.3 in 1974 44 10.7
Strathbogie 8.4 8.1 in 2007 38 6.1
Dartmouth Reservoir 9.3 9.2 in 2014 37 7.6
Bairnsdale Airport 10.4 = 10.4 in 1988 34 8.9
Hamilton Airport 10.2 10.0 in 1989 31 8.3
Mount Buller 5.2 = 5.2 in 1992 31 3.7
Aireys Inlet 12.9 12.7 in 2007 24 11.6
Bendigo Airport 10.8 9.9 in 2007 24 8.2
Cerberus 11.8 11.7 in 2010 24 10.2
Falls Creek 4.9 4.5 in 2002 24 3.2
Mortlake Racecourse 10.0 9.8 in 2007 24 8.1
Port Fairy AWS 12.0 = 12.0 in 2007 24 11.0
Rhyll 14.1 14.0 in 2007 24 12.6
Sheoaks 11.0 10.5 in 2007 24 9.0
Gelantipy 8.9 8.5 in 2014 23 7.1
Hunters Hill 10.2 10.0 in 2007 22 8.4
Mallacoota 13.1 13.0 in 2014 22 11.7
Mount Moornapa 11.5 11.2 in 2007 22 9.8
Redesdale 10.1 9.5 in 2007 22 7.6
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 10.4 10.1 in 2010 22 8.8
Yarrawonga 11.7 11.3 in 2007 22 9.2
Coldstream 9.4 9.2 in 2010 21 7.3
Combienbar AWS 11.5 11.0 in 2014 21 9.7
Avalon Airport 11.8 11.3 in 2007 20 9.9
Mount Nowa Nowa 12.2 11.9 in 2014 20 10.7
Stawell Aerodrome 10.8 10.1 in 2007 20 8.6

Highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
autumn
Echuca Aerodrome 11.5 12.2 in 1974 9.6
Mildura Airport 12.4 12.8 in 1974 10.5
Ouyen (Post Office) 12.1 12.2 in 1974 9.9
Ballarat Aerodrome 9.5 10.8 in 1974* 7.7
Kerang 12.2 12.5 in 1974* 9.6
Warracknabeal Museum 11.1 11.8 in 1974* 9.1
Gabo Island Lighthouse 14.5 =14.5 in 1978* 13.4
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 14.0 =14.0 in 1978* 13.1
Kyabram 11.3 11.5 in 1989 9.0
Longerenong 10.2 11.3 in 1989 8.3
Mangalore Airport 10.7 10.9 in 1989 8.9
Maryborough 10.4 10.8 in 1989 8.5
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 10.1 10.4 in 1989 8.8
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 11.0 11.3 in 1989 9.9
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 10.9 11.1 in 1989 8.6
Wangaratta Aero 9.4 11.4 in 1989 7.3
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 14.4 14.7 in 1989 12.7
East Sale Airport 10.1 10.3 in 1990 8.8
Scoresby Research Institute 11.9 12.7 in 1989* 10.2
Frankston AWS 13.9 14.1 in 1993 12.4

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




Record highest autumn mean temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 16.7 16.6 in 1878 137 14.9
Echuca Aerodrome 18.3 17.7 in 1938 134 16.0
Ballarat Aerodrome 14.7 14.5 in 2007 107 12.8
Kerang 18.7 17.9 in 2007 104 16.2
Maryborough 16.6 16.2 in 1988 102 14.6
Rutherglen Research 17.0 16.9 in 1974 101 14.7
Laverton RAAF 17.2 16.9 in 2007 72 15.2
East Sale Airport 15.9 15.7 in 1988 70 14.5
Mildura Airport 19.3 18.7 in 2007 69 17.1
Walpeup Research 19.0 18.1 in 2007 67 16.7
Mangalore Airport 17.0 16.8 in 1988 57 15.2
Scoresby Research Institute 17.0 = 17.0 in 1989 57 15.2
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 17.3 16.6 in 2007 51 15.1
Kyabram 17.9 17.3 in 2007 50 15.4
Ararat Prison 15.7 15.0 in 2007 46 13.5
Essendon Airport 17.4 17.0 in 2007 46 15.1
Lake Eildon 16.5 16.2 in 2007 46 14.5
Melbourne Airport 17.1 16.8 in 2007 45 15.4
Wonthaggi 16.7 16.6 in 2007 45 15.1
Moorabbin Airport 17.3 17.0 in 2007 44 15.5
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 17.5 17.3 in 2007 43 16.4
Warracknabeal Museum 17.5 17.2 in 2007 42 15.8
Strathbogie 14.6 14.1 in 2007 38 12.5
Dartmouth Reservoir 15.9 15.6 in 2007 37 14.2
Bairnsdale Airport 16.3 16.0 in 2014 34 14.8
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 16.9 = 16.9 in 2007 31 15.3
Mount Buller 8.4 8.2 in 2005 31 6.9
Wangaratta Aero 17.0 = 17.0 in 1989 28 14.9
Bendigo Airport 17.0 16.0 in 2007 24 14.7
Cerberus 16.6 16.4 in 2007 24 15.0
Falls Creek 8.1 8.0 in 2002 24 6.6
Rhyll 17.4 = 17.4 in 2007 24 16.0
Sheoaks 15.9 15.7 in 2007 24 14.1
Gelantipy 13.7 13.1 in 2007 23 11.8
Hunters Hill 14.4 14.1 in 2007 22 12.5
Mallacoota 17.5 17.1 in 2014 22 15.8
Mount Moornapa 15.9 15.4 in 2014 22 14.1
Redesdale 16.2 15.5 in 2007 22 14.1
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 14.7 14.2 in 2007 22 12.9
Yarrawonga 18.3 17.8 in 2007 22 16.0
Coldstream 16.0 15.5 in 2010 21 14.0
Combienbar AWS 15.7 15.1 in 2007 21 13.7
Avalon Airport 16.9 16.7 in 2007 20 15.3
Mount Nowa Nowa 16.4 16.0 in 2007 20 14.9
Stawell Aerodrome 16.2 15.9 in 2007 20 14.7

Highest autumn mean temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
autumn
Gabo Island Lighthouse 17.7 17.9 in 1891* 16.2
Longerenong 16.8 17.0 in 1988 15.0
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 16.0 16.1 in 1988 14.7
Frankston AWS 17.2 17.4 in 1993 15.8

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




Summary statistics for autumn 2016
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
autumn
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
autumn
2016
Mean for
autumn
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
autumn
2016
Total for
autumn
2016
Average
for
autumn
Rank of
autumn
2016
Fraction of
autumn
average
North Mallee (district 76)
Mildura Airport 26.2 +2.5 42.1 6 Mar 12.4 +1.9 4.3 29 May 46.8 64.4 average 73%
Ouyen (Post Office) 25.7 +2.1 41.9 6 Mar 12.1 +2.2 3.7 29 May 58.3 73.0 average 80%
Walpeup Research 25.5 +2.5 41.4 6 Mar 12.4 +2.1 4.0 23 Apr 54.8 74.5 average 74%
South Mallee (district 77)
Hopetoun Airport 25.1 +1.4 41.6 6 Mar 11.1 +2.1 2.6 29 May 59.8 62.2 average 96%
Swan Hill Aerodrome 25.3 +1.7 41.6 7 Mar 11.7 +2.4 2.1 31 May 82.2 61.3 high 134%
North Wimmera (district 78)
Nhill Aerodrome 23.4 +0.8 40.3 6 Mar 11.2 +2.3 3.4 29 May 82.2 62.0 high 133%
Warracknabeal Museum 24.2 +1.8 40.5 8 Mar 11.1 +2.0 3.5 7 Apr 95.5 85.6 average 112%
South Wimmera (district 79)
Edenhope Airport 22.0 +0.9 41.2 8 Mar 10.8 +1.7 2.5 18 Apr 129.2 98.3 high 131%
Grampians (Mount William) 13.9 +1.3 31.8 8 Mar 7.1 +1.2 -1.0 30 May 174.6 257.1 low 68%
Horsham Aerodrome 23.3 +1.1 41.1 8 Mar 9.7 +2.3 0.8 30 May 86.8 71.6 average 121%
Kanagulk 22.2 +1.0 40.4 8 Mar 10.3 +1.7 1.5 18 Apr 142.0 98.0 high 145%
Longerenong 23.5 +1.9 40.7 8 Mar 10.2 +1.9 1.9 7 Apr 93.8 94.6 average 99%
Stawell Aerodrome 21.6 +0.9 38.4 8 Mar 10.8 +2.2 -0.1 30 May 147.8 86.2 v high 171%
Lower North (district 80)
Charlton 24.4 +1.5 41.2 6 Mar 11.6 +2.4 1.5 30 May 106.8 76.9 average 139%
Echuca Aerodrome 25.1 +2.7 41.8 7 Mar 11.5 +1.9 0.9 31 May 120.8 103.5 average 117%
Kerang 25.2 +2.3 42.1 7 Mar 12.2 +2.6 1.8 31 May 105.8 88.6 average 119%
Kyabram 24.5 +2.7 40.4 7 Mar 11.3 +2.3 1.1 31 May 141.6 108.2 high 131%
Upper North (district 81)
Bendigo Airport 23.1 +1.9 39.3 8 Mar 10.8 +2.6 1.2 30 May 131.2 105.9 high 124%
Shepparton Airport 24.1 +1.7 39.4 7 Mar 11.2 +2.5 0.0 31 May 131.2 99.8 average 131%
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 23.8 +2.1 38.7 7 Mar 10.9 +2.3 -0.6 31 May 124.2 112.9 high 110%
Yarrawonga 24.9 +2.0 39.4 5 Mar 11.7 +2.5 1.2 31 May 170.2 103.2 high 165%
Lower Northeast (district 82)
Benalla Airport 24.2   39.0 7 Mar 10.4   -0.4 30 May 165.7 155.2 average 107%
Corryong Airport 24.1 +2.6 38.2 8 Mar 8.2 +1.8 -0.5 29 May 170.2 183.8 average 93%
Dartmouth Reservoir 22.5 +1.7 36.6 7 Mar 9.3 +1.7 -0.4 29 May 233.6 204.8 high 114%
Hunters Hill 18.7 +2.2 32.7 8 Mar 10.2 +1.8 1.0 29 May 335.4 231.4 high 145%
Rutherglen Research 24.7 +2.6 38.4 10 Mar 9.4 +2.0 -0.2 31 May 145.6 131.5 average 111%
Strathbogie 20.9 +1.9 36.3 7 Mar 8.4 +2.3 -3.5 30 May 239.0 218.6 average 109%
Wangaratta Aero 24.5 +2.0 38.7 7 Mar 9.4 +2.1 0.4 31 May 144.6 140.8 average 103%
Upper Northeast (district 83)
Falls Creek 11.3 +1.4 25.3 7 Mar 4.9 +1.7 -4.8 30 May 409.6 284.7 high 144%
Mount Buller 11.6 +1.6 26.0 7 Mar 5.2 +1.5 -5.6 28 May 495.6 321.0 high 154%
Mount Hotham 10.2 +1.6 24.4 6 Mar 4.3 +1.6 -5.5 28 May 650.4 362.6 highest 179%
Omeo 20.4 +1.8 35.7 8 Mar 6.9 +1.3 -5.3 28 May 130.4 122.5 average 106%
East Gippsland (district 84)
Combienbar AWS 20.0 +2.2 35.7 8 Mar 11.5 +1.8 3.8 30 May 68.6 229.1 low 30%
Gabo Island Lighthouse 20.8 +1.8 28.4 9 Mar 14.5 +1.1 9.2 28 May 223.0 256.3 average 87%
Gelantipy 18.4 +1.9 33.5 6 Mar 8.9 +1.8 -0.1 28 May 184.2 170.6 average 108%
Lakes Entrance (Eastern Beach Road) 21.9   35.5 17 Mar 12.3   3.7 2 May 181.9 170.9 average 106%
Mallacoota 21.8 +1.9 32.1 9 Mar 13.1 +1.4 3.7 3 May 179.0 252.0 average 71%
Mount Nowa Nowa 20.7 +1.6 34.0 2 Mar 12.2 +1.5 3.4 28 May 128.8 199.8 low 64%
Orbost 22.3 +1.5 35.7 9 Mar 12.0 +1.3 5.1 2 May 168.8 192.0 average 88%
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 21.0 +1.3 30.4 8 Mar 14.0 +0.9 7.4 2 May 255.8 249.4 average 103%
West Gippsland (district 85)
Bairnsdale Airport 22.1 +1.4 35.9 2 Mar 10.4 +1.5 1.6 25 May 163.6 148.8 average 110%
Corner Inlet (Yanakie) 20.7   30.9 2 Mar 11.8   3.9 30 May 174.8
East Sale Airport 21.8 +1.6 36.0 2 Mar 10.1 +1.3 1.6 25 May 124.4 149.2 average 83%
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 21.9 +1.3 36.4 2 Mar 10.1 +1.3 -0.4 30 May 145.6 160.5 average 91%
Mount Baw Baw 11.2 +1.2 26.2 8 Mar 5.3 +1.5 -4.4 30 May 277.0 373.2 low 74%
Mount Moornapa 20.3 +2.0 35.0 2 Mar 11.5 +1.7 4.5 28 May 174.8 190.8 average 92%
Pound Creek 21.3   34.4 17 Mar 11.4   2.6 4 Apr 221.2
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 19.0 +1.8 33.5 8 Mar 14.4 +1.7 9.6 11 May 281.2 267.3 average 105%
Yarram Airport 21.2   33.2 2 Mar 10.1   1.8 30 May 164.2
East Central (district 86)
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 22.2 +1.7 40.0 8 Mar 11.6 +1.5 0.2 31 May 132.7 151.0 average 88%
Cerberus 21.3 +1.6 36.5 8 Mar 11.8 +1.6 0.9 31 May 177.0 176.4 average 100%
Coldstream 22.4 +1.7 39.9 8 Mar 9.4 +2.1 -2.3 31 May
Essendon Airport 22.2 +2.1 40.4 8 Mar 12.6 +2.6 1.1 31 May 114.2 142.5 average 80%
Ferny Creek 18.3   35.6 8 Mar 11.1   4.5 4 May 333.2
Frankston AWS 20.6 +1.4 38.2 8 Mar 13.9 +1.5 4.3 31 May
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 22.0   38.9 8 Mar 13.4   3.6 31 May 140.8
Melbourne Airport 22.2 +1.9 40.2 8 Mar 11.9 +1.5 1.0 31 May 107.4 119.7 average 90%
Moorabbin Airport 22.0 +1.7 40.8 8 Mar 12.6 +1.9 1.9 31 May 163.4 175.7 average 93%
Rhyll 20.9 +1.5 34.4 8 Mar 14.1 +1.5 7.6 11 May 184.8 170.8 average 108%
Scoresby Research Institute 22.1 +2.0 39.8 8 Mar 11.9 +1.7 0.7 31 May 209.6 211.2 average 99%
Viewbank 22.5 +1.3 39.9 8 Mar 11.9 +1.7 0.5 31 May 132.0 150.5 average 88%
Wonthaggi 21.0 +1.3 33.3 17 Mar 12.4 +2.0 6.1 21 May 223.8 237.5 average 94%
West Central (district 87)
Avalon Airport 22.1 +1.5 35.6 17 Mar 11.8 +1.9 -0.2 31 May 102.6 97.9 average 105%
Breakwater (Geelong Racecourse) 21.5   34.6 17 Mar 12.2   1.1 31 May 133.4
Laverton RAAF 21.9 +1.7 40.5 8 Mar 12.4 +2.3 0.3 31 May 111.4 125.9 average 88%
Sheoaks 20.8 +1.6 39.3 8 Mar 11.0 +2.0 -0.1 31 May 85.6 93.1 average 92%
North Central (district 88)
Castlemaine Prison     37.7 8 Mar 10.6 +2.7 0.0 31 May 154.0 129.7 high 119%
Eildon Fire Tower 19.8 +1.7 36.1 7 Mar 10.7 +1.6 1.5 30 May 128.0 137.2 average 93%
Lake Eildon 23.1 +2.2 38.9 7 Mar 9.9 +1.8 0.9 28 May 159.8 190.6 average 84%
Mangalore Airport 23.3 +1.9 38.5 6 Mar 10.7 +1.8 0.3 29 May 107.0 127.8 average 84%
Maryborough 22.7 +2.0 39.0 6 Mar 10.4 +1.9 -0.1 31 May 120.8 118.9 average 102%
Redesdale 22.3 +1.7 38.7 6 Mar 10.1 +2.5 -0.4 31 May 144.2 129.0 average 112%
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 19.0 +2.0 36.7 8 Mar 10.4 +1.6 3.6 28 May 158.8 156.4 average 102%
Western Plains (district 89)
Ararat Prison 21.5 +1.9 38.4 8 Mar 9.9 +2.5 0.4 30 May 160.4 125.9 high 127%
Ballarat Aerodrome 20.0 +2.2 37.9 8 Mar 9.5 +1.8 -1.5 31 May 121.8 157.4 average 77%
Westmere 21.2 +1.1 39.5 8 Mar 10.0 +2.1 -0.4 31 May 136.4 105.2 v high 130%
West Coast (district 90)
Aireys Inlet 20.3 +1.4 35.1 17 Mar 12.9 +1.3 5.4 31 May 136.8 135.1 average 101%
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 19.1 +0.9 36.5 17 Mar 13.3 +1.0 6.3 30 May 138.0 152.8 low 90%
Cape Otway Lighthouse 18.7 +0.7 33.9 17 Mar 13.4 +1.8 7.4 31 May 205.0 217.2 average 94%
Casterton 21.0 +0.6 37.3 8 Mar 10.6 +1.7 2.8 30 May 185.4 143.2 high 129%
Colac (Mount Gellibrand) 20.1 +1.1 38.0 8 Mar 11.3 +1.5 5.0 31 May 113.2 109.4 average 103%
Dartmoor 20.6   35.5 8 Mar 10.4   0.8 30 May 163.0
Hamilton Airport 20.6 +0.7 39.1 8 Mar 10.2 +1.9 1.4 30 May 177.8 126.4 high 141%
Mortlake Racecourse 21.2 +1.2 41.1 8 Mar 10.0 +1.9 1.2 31 May 177.6 125.9 v high 141%
Port Fairy AWS 19.7 +0.4 35.1 17 Mar 12.0 +1.0 4.3 31 May 136.0 156.4 low 87%
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 19.3 +0.9 35.0 17 Mar 11.0 +1.1 0.4 30 May 215.8 187.4 high 115%
Warrnambool Airport NDB 20.3 +0.5 35.6 17 Mar 10.6 +1.6 0.9 30 May 202.8 171.4 high 118%

Notes

The Seasonal 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 Wednesday 1 June 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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