THE Wimmera experienced a wetter and warmer winter this year with two towns breaking their winter rainfall records.
Sky News Weather chief meteorologist Dick Whitaker said Nhill and Hopetoun both recorded new winter rain records, with Nhill receiving 78 millimetres in one day alone.
St Arnaud also recorded one of the biggest 24-hour totals for the Wimmera this winter with 77 millimetres on June 1.
But Mr Whitaker said the Mallee had below-average rainfall.
“The Wimmera was quite wet due to frontal activity but this didn’t quite reach as far north as the Mallee,” he said.
“There was quite a big difference between the two.”
Mr Whitaker said there were also record temperatures in the Wimmera, with Horsham recording its highest daily minimum temperature on record of 12.5 degrees Celsius.
He said the National Climate Centre had released its spring outlook which showed an increased chance of above-average rainfall across the Mallee and Wimmera during the next three months.