May is the first month in 2018 to record above average rainfall in the Wimmera region, according to Longerenong College weather station statistics.
Weather statistics, compiled by the college’s weather recorder Brett Allender, indicate that 43.8mm of rain was recorded for the month of May.
This compares to the long-term May average of 41.8mm.
Mr Allender said that with just 32mm of rain received for the first four months, the 2018 rainfall total of 75.8mm is still barely half the long-term average.
The long-term average until the end of May is 141mm.
He said the total 2018 autumn rainfall is 58.0mm, which is also significantly less than the long-term average of 93.4mm.
The highest daily rainfall, recorded at the college, was 12mm received on Friday, May 4.
Longerenong statistics show that the monthly rainfall total was received over 12 days.
Average daily maximum temperatures for autumn were 23.3 degrees compared to the long-term average of 21.6 degrees.
The warmest May day was recorded on Wednesday, May 2, with the maximum temperature reaching 25.6 degrees.
The maximum reached above 20 degrees on five days during the month of May.
The lowest minimum temperature for the month was recorded on Monday, May 14, with a minimum of 0.7 degrees.
The long-term average May minimum temperature is 6.1.
The 2018 minimum average temperature is slightly higher at 6.8 degrees.