November was a dry month, with dry temperatures expected to continue into summer.BRONWYN BEYERS December 5, 2012 4:20am
The lack of rain during November will come as no surprise to district residents, with rainfall across the region well below average for the end of spring.
Heathcote could normally expect about 42mm of rain in November, but this year recorded just 13.7mm, even drier compared to last year’s total of 95mm for the month.
The last time so little rain fell across the region in November was in 1986, when only 6.8mm was recorded.
For the entire spring season this year the region recorded less than 60mm, which was not enough to fill the average household water tank ahead of summer.
Lake Eppalock also recorded low rainfall with less than 10mm for the month compared to 62.2mm last year and a long-term average of 43.1mm.
Likewise, Redesdale was a little dry with only 12.4mm of rain recorded in the month compared to 68.6mm last year and a long-term average of 41.6mm.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast another dry month ahead for the region with a 60 per cent chance of below average rainfall, so the district can expect less than 40mm of rain in December.
District forecaster Kevin Long has also warned farmers that much of the predicted rain is likely to fall in mid-December, but the rest of summer will be long and dry extending into May, 2013.
Temperatures across the district in November were above average with warmer days and nights than usual.
The hottest day for the month was on November 29 with 38°C, while the coldest night was on November 10 with 3.1°C.
The average daytime temperature was 25.7°C, two degrees hotter than usual, while the average overnight temperature was 9°C, also almost two degrees warmer than expected for November.
District residents may want to make sure they have plenty of fans and coolers handy for December with temperatures forecast to be hotter than the long-term average.
The region can expect daytime temperatures to average around the 30°C mark.
Nights could be a little more comfortable than usual in December with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting night temperatures to fall below the average for the last month of the year, so hot days should not translate into too many sleepless nights.
Budding Kyabram actor Taylor Smith Morvell is one of 20 Victorian students chosen to perform his Year 12 theatre studies monologue in Melbourne next week.
Mulwala opened the encounter against Congupna in attacking form getting in first use of the ball out of the centre and driving it forward to the fast leading Troy Taylor.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
This year's Southern 80 ski race has reaped an estimated $36.2 million for the district economy.
Rochester and Elmore District Health Service has increased its radiology services from two to four days a week.
Tongala family hopes for transplant call for six-year-old.
Family of former Seymour man killed in a road crash in Los Angeles before Christmas set up a Melbourne University scholarship in his honour.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Leitchville-Gunbower at home was too strong for Heathcote’s senior footballers in their first Good Friday clash.
Huge crowds turned out for Cobram Barooga's River Beaches Festival, which featured a special splash for 2000 rubber ducks.
South West Arts ArtOut will be held again in 2015 after last weekend's inaugural success.
Some of Australia’s greatest horses and just a few racetrack characters have appeared at the Benalla Racing Club’s grounds in its 150-year history.
Benalla's Kevin Harper will be honoured in the motorcade lap of honour at Melbourne Cricket Ground tomorrow for his service during the Korean War.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.