January 2018: Fourth warmest January on record for Victoria
January was very much warmer than average across most of Victoria. The greatest variation was in the north around Swan Hill where the monthly mean maximum temperature was more than 4°C above average. Numerous sites across northern Victoria had record numbers of days 35°C or more for January, including Bendigo Airport (15 days), Walpeup Research (19 days), and Kyabram (17 days). Overnight temperatures were also very much above average across eastern Victoria, including patches of warmest on record in Gippsland. Rainfall for the month was mostly average to above average in the east, and average to below average in the west of the State. Heavy rainfall during the last week of January resulted in above average monthly totals in parts of central and northern Victoria, and East Gippsland.
Read the complete Monthly Summary for Victoria .