Another month of below average rainfall | July weather

May remains the only month in 2018 where the rainfall total has reached the long-term average in the Wimmera region.

Below average rainfall was again received for the month of July, according to Longerenong College weather station records.

Weather statistics, compiled by the college’s weather recorder Brett Allender, indicate that July’s rainfall was again only two-thirds of the monthly long-term average.

Longerenong College weather records show that 29.8mm of rain fell during July and was received over 19 days.

The long-term average for July is 42.3mm.

The highest daily rainfall was received on July 20, with a total of 7.8mm recorded.

Mr Allender said that the 2018 rainfall total of 136.4mm to the end of July is almost 100mm below the long-term average to this point of the year and is the lowest since the 134mm recorded in 2006.

The long-term average for the January-July period is 227.4mm.

My Allender said that there were six occasions in July where minimum temperatures dipped below zero degrees, including a low of -3.3 degrees which occurred on Sunday, July 1.

Longerenong weather records indicate that this was the coldest morning recorded at the college since the -4.1 degrees recorded on July 3, 2015.

The highest maximum temperature for July was recorded on Friday, July 27 when the temperature gauge at Longerenong College weather station hit 19.4 degrees.