Melbourne has just experienced its longest run of July days above 14 degrees since records began, but this is all about to change.
From Saturday 7th until Wednesday 25th, Melbourne managed to reach or exceed 14 degrees each day. This 19 day streak is the longest ever seen during July. The previous July record was set in 1982 with 18 July days pushing past the 14 degree mark.
This is particularly unusual as July is typically the coldest month of the year, with an average maximum of 13.5 degrees. The lowest maximum felt in Melbourne this month was 10.5 degrees on Sunday 1st, which was a four year low for July.
During a typical July, Melbourne will see a constant progression of cold fronts, which bring bountiful pools of cool air. This month, however, has seen a lack of significantly strong cold fronts. There has also been at least some sunshine on most days. This has all added to the warm streak.
Today does not look like it will reach the 14 degree mark again. At 1:45pm the temperature struggled up to 13.3 degrees, with little chance of warming any further. Saturday looks to be the warmest day during the next week, forecast to reach 15 degrees but with a few showers.
© Weatherzone 2012
12:01 EST Damaging westerly winds and showers have battered southern and western parts of TAS this weekend as a series of cold fronts crossed the state.