Wimmera towns receive double their average rainfall

The Wimmera experienced plenty of rain throughout April. Picture: THEA PETRASS

The Wimmera experienced plenty of rain throughout April. Picture: THEA PETRASS

SOME Wimmera towns received more than double their average April rainfall last month.

Nhill recorded its highest April rainfall on record, receiving 50.2 millimetres for the month, which was more than double the month’s average.

The previous wettest April was in 2006 when 38 millimetres fell.

The average for the month is 21 millimetres.

Hopetoun recorded the wettest April day on record, with 22.8 millimetres recorded on April 10.

The previous wettest was 21.8 millimetres on April 26, 2009.

Warracknabeal received 58 millimetres, which was also more than double its April average.

Horsham received 51.4 millimetres, 24.2 millimetres more than average.

Parts of the Wimmera also broke records for maximum temperatures.

Horsham, Stawell and Nhill had their hottest April days on record.

On April 1, Horsham recorded 36.5 degrees, Stawell recorded 34.2 degree and Nhill 36.6 degrees.

Horsham’s previous hottest day was April 9, 2005 while Stawell’s and Nhill’s previous hottest day was April 14, 2004.

Horsham and Stawell had the highest daily minimum temperature on record.

On April 2, Horsham’s minimum was 18.9, warmer than the previous record of 17 degrees on April 3, 2005.

Stawell’s hottest minimum was 18.2 degrees, also on April 2.

The previous warmest minimum was 17.6 degrees on April 6, 2010.

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