Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Wet start to winter in Melbourne

Drew Casper-Richardson, Saturday June 29, 2013 - 13:58 EST

For some Melbourne suburbs it has been the wettest June in over 50 years with three times the normal monthly average falling.

So far this month Essendon has picked up 115mm, nearly three times the average of 38mm. This makes it the wettest June in 58 years. Melbourne Airport has received well over three times their monthly average with 129mm, the highest June total in 42 years. Melbourne itself has had 95mm, nearly double the monthly average.

For most suburbs, well over half of the rain fell on the first day on the month and it's been a relative dry final two weeks of June. Since June 15th, Essendon has had just 7mm.

The wet start to winter wasn't just confined to Melbourne. In the Mallee district, Swan Hill had their wettest June in 15 years with close to triple their monthly average already falling. Over the other side of the state in East Gippsland, Orbost have received a whopping 343mm so far, the highest June total since records began in 2001.

The final days of June should remain dry for much of the state with just isolated showers bringing a few final millimetres to parts of the south.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Wet and windy day ahead for northeast NSW

15:26 EST

Northeast NSW will receive a bust of rain, wind and storms this week as a low pressure system forms over the Tasman Sea.

Perth still thirsty after weekend storms

11:27 EST

Perth received its heaviest rain since mid-January on the weekend, although it wasn't enough to make up for the city's rainfall deficit of the last few months.

Unseasonable warmth continuing for South Australia

16:56 EST

A slow moving airmass and mostly sunny skies has brought well above average temperatures to much of SA, and will continue to on Monday.