Victoria in autumn 2014: Warm and Wet

Day and night temperatures were above average across most of the state with several sites recording record minimum temperatures. The warmth was experienced across much of Australia and is detailed in Special Climate Statement 49 The north of the state received above average rainfall whereas the south received near average with some pockets of below average rainfall.

  • Melbourne Regional Office recorded 13 consecutive days above 20C
  • 11th warmest maximum temperatures (0.89C above 1961-90 average)
  • 5th warmest overnight temperatures (1.23C above 1961-90 average)
  • 3rd warmest mean temperatures (1.06C above 1961-90 average)

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Extremes in autumn 2014
Hottest day 38.4 C at Ouyen (Post Office) on 10 Mar
38.2 C at Mildura Airport on 10 Mar
38.1 C at Walpeup Research on 10 Mar
Warmest days on average 24.9 C at Mildura Airport
24.8 C at Ouyen (Post Office)
24.2 C at Swan Hill Aerodrome
Coolest days on average 8.6 C at Mount Hotham
10.0 C at Falls Creek
10.3 C at Mount Buller
Coldest day -1.0 C at Mount Hotham on 2 May
-0.6 C at Mount Hotham on 4 May
-0.3 C at Falls Creek on 2 May
-0.3 C at Mount Hotham on 3 May
Coldest night -4.9 C at Mount Hotham on 7 May
-4.3 C at Falls Creek on 8 May
-4.2 C at Mount Hotham on 8 May
Coolest nights on average 3.3 C at Mount Hotham
4.1 C at Falls Creek
4.4 C at Mount Buller
Warmest nights on average 14.3 C at Gabo Island Lighthouse
14.3 C at Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse
13.8 C at Point Hicks (Lighthouse)
13.7 C at Rhyll
Warmest night 24.6 C at Walpeup Research on 11 Mar
23.7 C at Ouyen (Post Office) on 11 Mar
23.6 C at Laverton RAAF on 2 Apr
Warmest on average overall 18.4 C at Mildura Airport
18.2 C at Ouyen (Post Office)
18.0 C at Walpeup Research
Coolest on average overall 6.0 C at Mount Hotham
7.0 C at Falls Creek
7.4 C at Mount Buller
Wettest overall 572.8 mm at Mount Hotham
518.6 mm at Falls Creek (Rocky Valley)
490.0 mm at Donna Buang
Driest overall 16.0 mm at Morwell River at Boolarra
43.2 mm at Muckleford Creek (Muckleford Ck @ Muckle
51.4 mm at Mount Cole Creek @ Crowlands
Wettest day 93.4 mm at Mount Nowa Nowa on 12 Apr
93.0 mm at Falls Creek (Rocky Valley) on 28 May
92.8 mm at Mount Hotham on 28 May
Highest wind gust 120 km/h at Falls Creek on 15 Mar
120 km/h at Mount Hotham on 27 May
117 km/h at Mount Buller on 27 May
115 km/h at Mount Hotham on 15 Mar

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 autumn daily rainfall
Highest daily rainfall
in autumn 2014 (mm)
Previous wettest
for autumn
Years of
record
Tutye (Bunurouk) 43.0 on 9 Apr 41.4 on 16 Mar 1996 46
Mount Hotham 92.8 on 28 May 91.0 on 4 Mar 2012 20
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 54.2 on 3 May 42.0 on 27 May 2000 19
Mount Nowa Nowa 93.4 on 12 Apr 91.0 on 21 Apr 2002 19
Swan Hill Aerodrome 54.6 on 10 Apr 35.2 on 1 Mar 2012 18
Manangatang (Chinkapook) 50.4 on 10 Apr 39.0 on 1 Mar 2012 15
Manangatang (Cocamba) 51.0 on 10 Apr 50.0 on 1 Mar 2012 15
Buchan River at Buchan 73.8 on 12 Apr 71.2 on 2 Mar 2012 14
Ovens River at Bright 64.0 on 28 May 59.2 on 4 Mar 2012 14
Runnymeade (Mount Pleasant Ck @ Runnymed 38.4 on 10 Apr 24.4 on 23 Apr 2001 14
Barwon Downs (Gerangamete) 19.8 on 22 Apr 17.2 on 25 May 2012 13
Mollisons Ck at Pyalong 37.8 on 10 Apr 33.4 on 25 Mar 2008 11
Casterton 52.4 on 3 May 39.8 on 18 May 2007 10



Record highest total autumn rainfall
Total rainfall
for autumn 2014 (mm)
Previous wettest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Yarrawonga 218.0 210.4 in 2012 21 100.3
Port Fairy AWS 240.6 215.2 in 2011 20 156.9
Lima East (Charnwood) 375.2 347.4 in 2010 17 188.9
Broken River at Benalla 258.4 204.0 in 2012 14 122.6
Edi Upper (Black Range Trout Farm) 324.4 324.2 in 2012 14 210.4
Euroa (Castle Ck at Telford Bridge) 239.8 199.2 in 2007 14 117.5
Fifteen Mile Ck at Greta South 285.8 253.4 in 2010 14 149.9
Gooram (Hillside) 260.8 225.6 in 2010 14 132.9
Holland Ck at Wrightley 355.6 294.6 in 2012 14 181.5
Home Ck @ Yarck 222.8 179.2 in 2010 14 106.4
Kelvin View (Waterhouse Reservoir) 244.4 239.8 in 2007 14 133.5
Kilfeera (Holland Ck at Kelfeera) 291.2 226.0 in 2012 14 130.3
Kithbrook (Balquhain) 283.0 246.8 in 2010 14 148.0
Merton (Enderlee) 251.0 242.8 in 2007 14 131.4
Mullidolongong (Kiewa River @ Mongans Br 265.4 256.2 in 2012 14 154.3
Ovens River at Bright 319.6 286.0 in 2012 14 168.4
Porepunkah (Buckland River at Harris Lan 319.4 306.4 in 2010 14 199.0
Seven Creeks at D/S Polly McQuinns Weir 258.6 245.8 in 2012 14 138.9
Tatong (Fld) 277.2 225.0 in 2010 14 127.0
Tolmie (Mount Tabletop Repeater) 344.8 308.0 in 2012 14 186.5
Boho (Honeysuckle Ck U/S Violet Town) 318.6 280.0 in 2012 13 165.7
Gibbo River @ Gibbo Park 302.0 207.6 in 2010 13 143.0
Macalister River @ Glencairn 173.2 159.8 in 2006 13 108.8
Barwon Downs (Gerangamete) 132.8 132.6 in 2012 12 94.8
Cudgewa Ck @ Berringama 158.2 155.0 in 2010 12 103.9
Mount Useful 360.4 313.4 in 2012 12 221.9
Ryans Creek (Ryans Ck at Loombah Reservo 322.4 295.0 in 2010 12 166.5
Carboor Upper 295.6 289.8 in 2012 11 176.2
Greta West 278.2 253.4 in 2012 11 142.0
Mount Macedon MW 247.6 246.6 in 2011 11 185.9
Stump Hill (Barjarg) 285.4 269.8 in 2010 10 153.9

Highest total autumn rainfall for at least 10 years
Total rainfall
for autumn 2014 (mm)
Most recent autumn
at least this wet
Years since
wetter
Average for
autumn
Annuello 158.8 221.2 in 1989 25 71.4
Echuca Aerodrome 167.5 183.6 in 1989 25 104.2
Eldorado 242.4 322.8 in 1989 25 148.1
Lake Eildon 255.8 367.8 in 1989 25 191.3
Stanhope 175.0 178.1 in 1989 25 107.9
Whitlands (Burder's Lane) 457.6 637.4 in 1989 25 314.2
Buchan 235.2 273.9 in 1989* 22 185.3
Euroa 222.4 341.8 in 1989* 21 153.0
Berriwillock 114.0 118.4 in 1995 19 81.5
Yanac North 108.6 109.0 in 1995 19 87.5
Acheron River @ Taggerty 263.6 336.0 in 1974* 18 139.3
Dargo 188.3 309.8 in 1990* 18 164.4
Eildon Fire Tower 221.0 222.2 in 1999 15 139.1
Warburton (O'Shannassy Reservoir (Quarte 322.4 336.9 in 1999 15 304.5
Warrenbayne 305.6 333.6 in 1999 15 186.9
Nullawarre 252.2 277.0 in 2000* 13 212.7
Boonah 256.8 316.0 in 2001* 12 167.4
Mount Bullengarook 167.2 196.0 in 2001* 12 112.4
Walhalla 291.5 323.8 in 1995* 12 278.4
Benwerrin 346.0 420.2 in 2001* 11 202.3
Birchip Cropping Group 114.6 121.2 in 1995* 11 79.0
Rainbow (Pigick) 119.7 127.2 in 1995* 10 78.9

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




Record lowest total autumn rainfall
Total rainfall
for autumn 2014 (mm)
Previous driest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Morwell River at Boolarra 16.0 77.6 in 2013 13 147.4



Record highest autumn mean daily maximum temperature
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for autumn 2014 (C)
Previous warmest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Mallacoota 21.3 21.0 in 2007 20 19.8
Orbost 21.8 21.7 in 2013 13 20.8

Highest autumn mean daily maximum temperature for at least 10 years
Mean daily maximum
temperature
for autumn 2014 (C)
Most recent autumn
at least this warm
Years since
warmer
Average for
autumn
Gabo Island Lighthouse 20.6 20.7 in 1895* 117 19.0

* 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
Highest daily minimum
temperature
in autumn 2014 (C)
Previous warmest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Wonthaggi 22.8 on 2 Apr 22.0 on 18 Mar 2008 45 10.4



Record highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for autumn 2014 (C)
Previous warmest
for autumn
Years of
record
Average for
autumn
Essendon Airport 11.9 11.7 in 2010 44 10.0
Dartmouth Reservoir 9.2 = 9.2 in 1983 35 7.5
Gelantipy 8.5 8.4 in 2010 21 7.1
Mallacoota 13.0 12.3 in 2007 20 11.6
Combienbar AWS 11.0 10.8 in 2007 19 9.7
Mount Nowa Nowa 12.0 11.9 in 2007 18 10.7
Swan Hill Aerodrome 11.0 = 11.0 in 2010 17 9.2
Dinner Plain (Mount Hotham Airport) 4.8 = 4.8 in 2007 13 3.4
Orbost 11.7 11.2 in 2010 13 10.6

Highest autumn mean daily minimum temperature for at least 10 years
Mean daily minimum
temperature
for autumn 2014 (C)
Most recent autumn
at least this warm
Years since
warmer
Average for
autumn
Moorabbin Airport 11.9 12.3 in 1974 40 10.6
Bairnsdale Airport 10.2 10.3 in 1989 25 8.8
Melbourne Airport 11.6 11.7 in 1989 25 10.4
Ouyen (Post Office) 11.7 11.9 in 1989 25 9.9
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 10.4 11.1 in 1989 25 8.6
Walpeup Research 12.0 12.1 in 1989 25 10.3
Wangaratta Aero 9.2 11.4 in 1989 25 7.2
East Sale Airport 9.8 =9.8 in 1992 22 8.8
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 13.8 13.9 in 1988* 22 13.1
Scoresby Research Institute 11.4 12.7 in 1989* 22 10.2

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




Summary statistics for autumn 2014
Maximum temperatures
for autumn
(C)
Minimum temperatures
for autumn
(C)
Rainfall
for autumn
(millimetres)
Mean for
autumn
2014
Diff
from
average
Highest for
autumn
2014
Mean for
autumn
2014
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
autumn
2014
Total for
autumn
2014
Average
for
autumn
Rank of
autumn
2014
Fraction of
autumn
average
North Mallee (district 76)
Mildura Airport 24.9 +1.3 38.2 10 Mar 11.9 +1.5 2.5 8 May 109.4 64.1 high 171%
Ouyen (Post Office) 24.8 +1.2 38.4 10 Mar 11.7 +1.8 4.0 8 May 90.5 73.3 high 123%
Walpeup Research 24.0 +1.0 38.1 10 Mar 12.0 +1.7 3.0 4 May 101.6 75.0 high 135%
South Mallee (district 77)
Hopetoun Airport 24.0 36.9 9 Mar 10.3 2.3 8 May 94.4 63.9 high 148%
Swan Hill Aerodrome 24.2 +0.6 37.6 10 Mar 11.0 +1.8 2.3 8 May 132.8 61.5 high 216%
North Wimmera (district 78)
Nhill Aerodrome 22.6 -0.1 36.6 1 Apr 10.0 +1.1 2.3 27 Apr 98.8 62.0 high 159%
Warracknabeal Museum 23.2 +0.7 35.7 1 Apr 10.2 +1.1 2.0 25 Apr 96.6 86.2 average 112%
South Wimmera (district 79)
Edenhope Airport 22.0 36.2 1 Apr 9.6 2.6 8 May 95.0 95.3 average 100%
Grampians (Mount William) 13.3 26.2 4 Mar 6.8 0.3 4 May 243.4
Horsham Aerodrome 22.7 +0.4 36.5 1 Apr 8.5 +1.1 -0.7 8 May 97.6 72.6 high 134%
Kanagulk 22.0 36.8 1 Apr 9.0 0.0 25 Apr 97.6 92.4 average 106%
Longerenong 22.8 +1.2 36.1 1 Apr 9.2 +0.9 0.5 27 Apr 110.0 95.1 average 116%
Pyrenees (Ben Nevis) 16.6 29.9 1 Apr 8.8 1.6 4 May 159.0
Stawell Aerodrome 21.1 +0.3 34.2 1 Apr 9.8 +1.2 0.6 8 May 84.6 84.3 average 100%
Lower North (district 80)
Charlton 23.6 37.7 10 Mar 10.3 0.6 8 May 115.0 76.5 high 150%
Echuca Aerodrome 23.4 +1.0 36.5 10 Mar 10.7 +1.1 2.6 8 May 167.5 104.2 high 161%
Kerang 23.9 +1.0 37.4 10 Mar 11.1 +1.5 2.8 8 May 158.8 88.8 high 179%
Kyabram 23.1 +1.3 36.7 10 Mar 10.6 +1.6 1.8 25 Apr 177.4 108.6 high 163%
Upper North (district 81)
Bendigo Airport 22.1 +0.9 35.3 10 Mar 9.7 +1.6 1.4 1 May 176.6 105.7 v high 167%
Shepparton Airport 22.8 +0.4 35.7 10 Mar 10.4 +1.9 1.1 8 May 173.0 100.2 high 173%
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 22.3 +0.6 34.6 10 Mar 10.4 +1.8 0.9 8 May 153.6 113.6 high 135%
Yarrawonga 23.2 +0.3 36.0 11 Mar 10.7 +1.6 2.2 1 May 218.0 100.3 highest 217%
Lower Northeast (district 82)
Benalla Airport 22.3 35.0 10 Mar 9.6 0.7 8 May 260.4
Corryong Airport 21.7 33.0 11 Mar 8.2 -2.1 8 May 234.4
Dartmouth Reservoir 20.8 0.0 32.2 10 Mar 9.2 +1.7 1.0 9 May 259.8 204.0 high 127%
Hunters Hill 16.9 +0.4 27.9 10 Mar 9.4 +1.0 2.0 8 May 370.2 224.6 high 165%
Rutherglen Research 22.4 +0.3 34.6 10 Mar 8.8 +1.4 -1.7 8 May 229.6 131.4 high 175%
Strathbogie 19.2 +0.2 32.2 10 Mar 7.7 +1.6 -2.6 8 May 256.0 219.1 average 117%
Wangaratta Aero 22.3 -0.2 34.1 11 Mar 9.2 +2.0 -0.1 8 May 210.6 140.6 high 150%
Upper Northeast (district 83)
Dinner Plain (Mount Hotham Airport) 14.7 -0.1 25.5 11 Mar 4.8 +1.4 -4.0 25 Apr 263.2 150.9 high 174%
Falls Creek 10.0 +0.1 20.8 10 Mar 4.1 +0.9 -4.3 8 May 367.8 275.8 high 133%
Mount Buller 10.3 +0.2 21.5 10 Mar 4.4 +0.7 -2.9 4 May 441.8 312.8 high 141%
Mount Hotham 8.6 0.0 19.2 10 Mar 3.3 +0.6 -4.9 7 May 572.8 340.6 v high 168%
Omeo 19.2 31.0 10 Mar 7.1 -1.8 9 May 182.0 120.0 high 152%
East Gippsland (district 84)
Combienbar AWS 19.0 +1.2 31.8 11 Mar 11.0 +1.3 4.6 7 May 367.0 231.4 v high 159%
Gabo Island Lighthouse 20.6 +1.6 26.1 5 Mar 14.3 +0.9 9.1 2 May 255.0 256.6 average 99%
Gelantipy 17.5 +1.0 29.8 10 Mar 8.5 +1.4 1.3 1 May 231.4 168.1 high 138%
Lakes Entrance (Eastern Beach Road) 21.2 32.6 21 Mar 11.8 5.0 25 Apr 247.4
Mallacoota 21.3 +1.5 31.3 15 Mar 13.0 +1.4 5.8 2 May 248.6 251.5 average 99%
Mount Nowa Nowa 20.0 +0.8 33.7 11 Mar 12.0 +1.3 5.8 1 May 290.6 199.6 high 146%
Orbost 21.8 +1.0 34.8 11 Mar 11.7 +1.1 4.2 9 May 267.2 191.0 high 140%
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 20.8 +1.2 29.5 15 Mar 13.8 +0.7 7.0 4 May 266.2 247.8 average 107%
West Gippsland (district 85)
Bairnsdale Airport 21.7 +1.0 35.9 11 Mar 10.2 +1.4 -0.7 9 May 170.0 147.5 average 115%
East Sale Airport 21.3 +1.1 34.8 10 Mar 9.8 +1.0 -0.5 9 May 121.0 149.3 average 81%
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 21.6 +1.1 35.8 10 Mar 9.5 +0.7 -0.4 25 Apr 161.2 161.3 average 100%
Mount Baw Baw 10.4 +0.4 21.5 10 Mar 4.6 +0.8 -3.1 7 May 436.2 373.3 average 117%
Mount Moornapa 19.6 +1.3 32.5 4 Mar 11.1 +1.3 4.3 25 Apr 239.6 188.0 high 127%
Pound Creek 21.3 34.3 1 Apr 10.4 -0.6 8 May 121.8
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 18.7 +1.5 30.4 11 Mar 14.3 +1.7 10.4 25 Apr 295.2 267.3 average 110%
Yarram Airport 21.2 33.4 10 Mar 9.7 -0.5 9 May 130.4
East Central (district 86)
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 21.5 +1.0 35.0 10 Mar 11.3 +1.2 1.2 8 May 144.9 151.7 average 96%
Cerberus 21.0 +1.3 34.1 1 Apr 11.4 +1.2 1.4 8 May 133.6 178.1 low 75%
Coldstream 21.9 +1.3 34.1 10 Mar 8.7 +1.5 -2.0 8 May 175.2 173.7 average 101%
Coldstream Comparison 21.9 34.2 10 Mar 8.6 -2.0 8 May 175.2
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 21.1 +1.2 33.6 4 Mar 11.2 +0.9 1.5 8 May 158.5 179.1 average 88%
Essendon Airport 21.4 +1.3 36.2 10 Mar 11.9 +1.9 1.3 8 May 128.4 143.3 average 90%
Ferny Creek 17.7 30.6 10 Mar 10.8 4.3 8 May 294.2
Frankston AWS 20.3 +1.1 34.2 4 Mar 13.3 +0.9 5.2 8 May
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 21.3 33.1 1 Apr 12.9 4.1 8 May 123.6
Melbourne Airport 21.3 +1.0 35.2 10 Mar 11.6 +1.2 2.3 8 May 106.2 120.7 average 88%
Melbourne Regional Office 21.9 +1.6 33.7 4 Mar 13.2 +2.3 4.3 8 May 136.2 163.1 average 84%
Moorabbin Airport 21.6 +1.3 34.6 10 Mar 11.9 +1.3 2.2 8 May 143.6 176.7 low 81%
Rhyll 20.7 +1.4 32.3 4 Mar 13.7 +1.1 8.3 8 May 133.4 169.6 low 79%
Scoresby Research Institute 21.8 +1.7 33.7 10 Mar 11.4 +1.2 1.2 8 May 207.6 212.1 average 98%
Viewbank 21.9 +0.7 34.7 4 Mar 11.1 +1.0 1.5 8 May 156.6 153.8 average 102%
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 18.1 +1.2 32.1 10 Mar 9.9 +1.1 4.0 27 Apr 154.0 158.1 average 97%
Wonthaggi 20.7 +1.0 33.0 4 Mar 11.6 +1.2 3.7 25 Apr 169.2 237.9 low 71%
West Central (district 87)
Avalon Airport 21.6 +1.0 36.1 1 Apr 10.8 +1.0 0.8 8 May 113.6 98.1 high 116%
Breakwater (Geelong Racecourse) 21.2 35.7 1 Apr 11.2 2.0 8 May 95.2
Laverton RAAF 21.3 +1.1 34.9 1 Apr 11.6 +1.6 1.4 8 May 103.2 126.8 average 81%
Sheoaks 20.2 +1.0 33.5 4 Mar 9.8 +0.8 0.7 8 May 98.2 93.4 average 105%
North Central (district 88)
Castlemaine Prison 20.7 +0.6 31.9 10 Mar 9.1 +1.2 0.3 1 May 129.6 130.1 average 100%
Eildon Fire Tower 18.7 +0.5 31.9 10 Mar 10.1 +1.0 3.3 8 May 221.0 139.1 high 159%
Lake Eildon 21.5 +0.6 33.4 10 Mar 9.5 +1.4 0.4 8 May 255.8 191.3 high 134%
Mangalore Airport 21.8 +0.4 35.1 10 Mar 10.1 +1.2 1.2 28 Apr 177.4 129.5 high 137%
Maryborough 21.5 +0.8 33.4 4 Mar 9.5 +1.0 1.3 8 May 137.2 119.1 average 115%
Redesdale 21.5 +1.0 35.3 10 Mar 8.6 +1.0 -0.2 1 May 193.4 129.5 high 149%
Western Plains (district 89)
Ararat Prison 20.9 +1.3 33.5 1 Apr 8.5 +1.1 -2.5 27 Apr 113.6 125.7 average 90%
Ballarat Aerodrome 19.0 +1.2 31.3 1 Apr 8.6 +0.9 -1.0 1 May 126.0 158.3 average 80%
Westmere 20.8 35.6 1 Apr 8.5 -1.8 8 May 101.0
West Coast (district 90)
Aireys Inlet 20.0 +1.1 34.9 4 Mar 12.5 +0.9 5.5 8 May 166.8 135.2 high 123%
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 18.9 +0.7 33.4 1 Apr 12.9 +0.6 6.1 25 Apr 247.0 152.3 v high 162%
Cape Otway Lighthouse 18.5 +0.5 33.0 1 Apr 13.0 +1.4 6.3 25 Apr 210.4 217.0 average 97%
Casterton 36.1 1 Apr 9.3 0.3 8 May 168.0 135.6 high 124%
Colac (Mount Gellibrand) 19.7 +0.6 34.8 1 Apr 10.5 +0.7 4.9 1 May 133.0 110.0 high 121%
Dartmoor 20.4 36.1 4 Mar 9.4 -0.1 8 May 212.4
Hamilton Airport 20.6 +0.7 35.5 1 Apr 9.1 +0.8 0.3 8 May 148.4 124.2 average 119%
Mortlake Racecourse 21.4 +1.4 36.9 1 Apr 8.6 +0.5 -1.6 8 May 124.0 123.1 average 101%
Port Fairy AWS 19.9 +0.6 36.1 1 Apr 11.6 +0.6 4.4 25 Apr 240.6 156.9 highest 153%
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 19.1 +0.6 34.1 1 Apr 10.4 +0.5 2.3 8 May 247.2 184.7 high 134%
Portland NTC AWS 18.4 33.3 1 Apr 12.7 5.7 25 Apr
Warrnambool Airport NDB 20.3 +0.4 35.6 1 Apr 9.7 +0.8 1.2 27 Apr 189.8 169.5 average 112%

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.

A Climate Summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 12 pm on Tuesday 3 June 2014. 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.

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