Weather and Photography by Jane Gough, Melbourne, Australia

Live Weather Station

Chadstone VIC

 

After 15 months off line and stored in a box, my weather station is once again operational. There may be a few bugs to iron out over the next weeks though!

 

~ Current Conditions ~

Recorded at 03:15:50 on 16 August 2012.

Temperature
Error
Humidity
Error
Dew Point
Error
Barometer
Error
Wind Chill
Error
Wind Speed (gust)
16.2 km/h
Wind Speed (average)
0 km/h
Wind Direction
353° (N)
Rainfall
0 mm
Rainfall Rate
0 mm/hour
Indoor Temperature
Error

 

 

~ Extreme Conditions ~

Since 9.00 am on 16 August 2012.

Maximum Temperature
Minimum Temperature
Maximum Humidity
Minimum Humidity
Maximum Wind (gust)
4.3 km/h, 353° at 03:15
Maximum Pressure
Minimum Pressure
Maximum Rainfall Rate
nil



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~ Rainfall Records ~

 

 
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUNE
JULY
AUG
SEPT
OCT
NOV
DEC
TOT
2005
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
67
36
81
95
279
2006
46
108
11
87
59
17
47
34
30
8
33
37
517
2007
26
23
40
14
46
59
73
24
18
16
79
176
594
2008
25
26
92
20
51
33
62
25
20
15
82
75.25
526.25
2009
NIL
2.15
55.6
77.4
16.75
41.5
74.75
54
121.25
49.5
98.5
55
646.4
2010
23
28
78
44
32
92
30
81
40.5
165
99.5
118.5
831.5
2011
83.5
211
44
116.5
106
47.5
608.5
2012
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Please note: There were no rainfall records kept prior to September 2005. From September 2008 - November 2009 inclusive, the rainfall figures were manually recorded.

 

~ Significant Stats ~

Wettest Days.
DATE
AMOUNT
COMMENTS
25th February 2006
76mm
During an afternoon of Summer thunderstorms, 76mm fell at the max rate of 125mm/h.
4th February 2011
155mm
Significant tropical moisture brought flash flooding to many parts of Melbourne. It was the remnants of TC Anthony and TC Yasi which had earlier devastated many parts of QLD. Roughly 99mm fell within 3 hours at a max rate of 184mm/h

 

Wettest Months.
DATE
AMOUNT
COMMENTS
December 2007
176mm
A low pressure system brought over 130mm in 3 days, 55mm of which fell in around an hour on the 21st, causing flash flooding and general chaos on the roads.
February 2011
211mm
With a very strong La Nina in progress and the end of the 13 year drought, February was a record month for rainfall across many parts of Eastern Australia. Most rain fell on the 4th Feb as the remnants of TC Anthony and TC Yasi invaded Victoria!

 

Driest Months.
DATE
AMOUNT
COMMENTS
October 2006
8mm
Often October is one of Melbourne's wettest months, and 8mm falling for the month in 2006, followed by it's fourth hottest Summer on record, was disastrous for our water storage's.
January 2009
0mm
No rainfall was recorded at all this month, and spelled a disasterous lead up to the horrific Black Saturday bushfires on 7th February, where 173 lives were lost and 2029 homes destroyed.


 

 

~ Oakleigh Public Golf Course Rainfall Records ~

These rainfall records have been kindly donated by Phil, the Golf Course Superintendent. The Golf Course is situated along the banks of Scotchmans Creek in Chadstone. Thanks Phil, it's a wonderful resource to have to compare with!

 

 
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUNE
JULY
AUG
SEPT
OCT
NOV
DEC
TOTAL
1997
26
17.5
87
55
24.5
54.5
48.5
35
73.5
7
428.5
1998
73
96
22
50.5
53
85.5
50.5
36
49
92
95.5
70
773
1999
34.5
44.5
93
21.5
86.5
69.5
20
104.5
40.5
63
53
97.5
728
2000
39.5
40
31.5
49
122
50
62
39.5
97
100
50.5
46.5
727.5
2001
22.5
31.5
78
127
34.5
64
22
65
51.5
118
88
38.5
740.5
2002
44.5
82
16
65.5
59.5
44
45
44.5
45
38
26
18.5
528.5
2003
16.5
29.5
41.5
85.5
39.5
41.5
106
58.5
52.5
117
34
95
717
2004
50
14.5
18
53
60
76
51.5
89
92
50.5
139.5
57
751
2005
25
172.5
21
24.5
16.5
50
37
90
75
35
87.5
81.4
715.1
2006
61.3
99.2
23
85.4
78
21.2
49.6
46.5
35.6
14.5
38.8
37.8
590.2
2007
39.1
17.6
18.6
20.9
46.6
62.2
97.2
29.6
25.6
30
79.8
155.6
622.8
2008
22.4
34.6
82.4
25
52.2
39
72
68.2
36.4
16.8
77.4
77.6
601
2009
3.4
0
58.2
78
22.8
34
72.6
45.6
114.8
24.8
103.6
40
597.8
2010
39
32
94.8
50.6
42
98
36.2
92.2
55.2
94.6
194.4
120.4
949.4
2011
106.8
203
43.3
146
102
43.8
644.9
2012
 
 
 
 


 

 



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