Victorian Farmers Federation update Thursday 31 January

Warmer than average February to April likely

Following Victoria's warmest December on record, January 2019 will rank as one of our warmest January's. The Climate Outlooks for February to April, issued 31 January, show higher than average temperatures are likely to continue. Most of the State has roughly equal chances of a wetter or drier than average three months ahead.

Daytime temperatures are very likely (greater than 80% chance) to be above average along much of the coast with chances reducing slightly further inland. Night-time temperatures are very likely to be above average in the south and east with chances reducing slightly in the northwest.

 







There is no indication towards a wetter or drier than average February to April for most of Victoria. Above average rainfall is favoured in the far east, while below average rainfall is favoured in the far west.

 

The outlook is being influenced buy the warmer than average Tasman Sea and the long-term increasing trend in global air and ocean temperatures.

Don't forget to check out the outlook video!

 

Recent Weather Updates

  • May–July: high temperatures, 50:50 rainfall  

    Overall, March 2019 in Victoria was drier and warmer than usual. Rainfall in the last weeks of March lifted monthly totals in the far east to above average but elsewhere they remained average to below average.
  • March 2019: Warm and mostly dry  

    Overall, March 2019 in Victoria was drier and warmer than usual. Rainfall in the last weeks of March lifted monthly totals in the far east to above average but elsewhere they remained average to below average.
  • Above average temperatures likely to continue  

    The April to June outlooks, released on 14 March, show warmer than average days and nights are likely for Victoria with a drier three months favoured for parts of the centre and north.
  • Autumn outlook turns dry  

    The autumn outlook issued Thursday 28 February, shows Victoria is likely to have a warmer and drier than average season ahead.