Wimmera experiences warm May temperatures

SUNNY DAYS: Millah Lawes, 5, of Horsham enjoys the warm autumn weather at the 
Wimmera River in Horsham. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

SUNNY DAYS: Millah Lawes, 5, of Horsham enjoys the warm autumn weather at the Wimmera River in Horsham. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

THE Wimmera has experienced an unseasonably warm May, with more than two weeks of temperatures above the monthly average.

May 16 remains the hottest day for the month so far, but temperatures have remained steady above 20 degrees in Horsham, Warracknabeal and Nhill for almost two weeks.

Ararat has experienced only one day in the past week below 20 degrees, with Tuesday reaching a maximum of 19.1.

The Bureau of Meteorology lists Horsham, Nhill and Warracknabeal's mean maximum temperatures for May between 19 and 20 degrees. Ararat's mean maximum temperature is 18.

However, the relative heatwave is unlikely to last, with the bureau predicting temperatures closer to the month's average for this week.

The four locations have received between 20 millimetres and 30 millimetres of rain so far this month, with more forecast for this week

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