News Digest

This page hosts our annual operations log, monthly and annual weather reviews, as well as significant PWS or weather events during the year.


Operations Log

PWS Operations Log
Date Event Impact Further Action
Each Sunday Scheduled computer reboot Disruption to real-time weather services between 2000 to 2010 Remove erroneous rainfall from data archive after restart (if applicable)
6 May Windows Update Disruption to real-time weather services between 1000 to 1020 Nil
5 May Power disruption Disruption to real-time weather services between 1010 to 1100 Nil
17 March Computer restart Disruption to real-time weather services between 1720 to 1810 Remove 42.26 mm of erroneous rainfall from data archive after restart
25 January Computer restart Disruption to real-time weather services between 0955 to 1005 Remove 41.96 mm of erroneous rainfall from data archive after restart

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News & Reviews

April 2019 Monthly Weather Review

May 4, 2019

The total monthly rainfall was 3.2 mm. The long-term April mean for the nearby ABOM AWS at Laverton is 45.6 mm.

The mean daily maximum temperature was 22.3° C. The long-term April mean for the nearby ABOM AWS at Laverton is 20.2° C.

The mean daily minimum temperature was 11.0° C. The long-term April mean for the nearby ABOM AWS at Laverton is 9.9° C.

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March 2019 Monthly Weather Review

April 1, 2019

The total monthly rainfall was 7.8 mm. The long-term March mean for the nearby ABOM AWS at Laverton is 34.7 mm.

The mean daily maximum temperature was 25.2° C. The long-term March mean for the nearby ABOM AWS at Laverton is 23.7° C.

The mean daily minimum temperature was 14.8° C. The long-term March mean for the nearby ABOM AWS at Laverton is 12.6° C.

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February 2019 Monthly Weather Review

March 6, 2019

The total monthly rainfall was 14.6 mm. The long-term February mean for the nearby ABOM AWS at Laverton is 46.0 mm.

The mean daily maximum temperature was 26.4° C. The long-term February mean for the nearby ABOM AWS at Laverton is 25.6° C.

The mean daily minimum temperature was 15.1° C. The long-term February mean for the nearby ABOM AWS at Laverton is 14.3° C.

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January 2019 Monthly Weather Review

February 1, 2019

The total monthly rainfall was 13.0 mm. The long-term January mean for the nearby ABOM AWS at Laverton is 39.2 mm.

The mean daily maximum temperature was 28.8° C. The long-term January mean for the nearby ABOM AWS at Laverton is 25.7° C.

The mean daily minimum temperature was 16.9° C. The long-term January mean for the nearby ABOM AWS at Laverton is 13.8° C.

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Truganina-Cranbourne Comparison, December 2018

January 9, 2019

The total monthly rainfall was 65.3 mm at Truganina compared to 80.4 mm at Cranbourne.

The mean daily maximum temperature was 26.1° C at Truganina compared to 25.6° C at Cranbourne.

The mean daily minimum temperature was 15.5° C at Truganina compared to 15.1° C at Cranbourne.

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2018 Annual Weather Review

January 1, 2019

Total rainfall for the year was 414.3 mm and the biggest daily amount was 46.3 mm.

Maximum temperatures varied between a high of 43.2° C and a low of 9.9° C.

Minimum temperatures varied between a low of -0.9° C and a high of 27.9° C.

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December 2018 Monthly Weather Review

January 1, 2019

The total monthly rainfall was 65.3 mm. The long-term December mean for the nearby ABOM AWS at Laverton is 45.6 mm.

The mean daily maximum temperature was 26.1° C. The long-term December mean for the nearby ABOM AWS at Laverton is 23.8° C.

The mean daily minimum temperature was 15.5° C. The long-term December mean for the nearby ABOM AWS at Laverton is 12.0° C.

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