District farmers are rejoicing after solid rain on the weekend. The weather gives the farmers a strong start of the season.June 4, 2014 3:58am
Many farmers have had a strong start to the cropping season as a result of a long stretch of mild weather throughout May and well above average rainfall.
Maximum temperatures in May averaged 19.2°C, well above the long-term average of 17.8°C, calculated since 1957.
Last year’s May temperatures averaged 18.4°C.
Minimum temperatures were also markedly different.
The average minimum was 8.4°C compared to the average of 6.7°C.
Last year’s May average was 5.6°C.
Rainfall for May saw 52.2mm compared to 24.1mm last year.
The average for May since 1957 is 40.1mm.
A Bureau of Meteorology spokesperson said the average temperatures were affected by a stretch of temperatures into the 20s between May 13 and 22.
Minimum temperatures were also higher for an extended stretch.
The outlook for winter is less promising, with drier conditions forecast across Victoria.
The June to August rainfall outlook is predicted to have a 70 per cent chance of below average rainfall while temperatures for the same period have a 70 per cent chance of being above the average.
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