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Ararat Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|February 2016 Average||12.6||+1.3||27.7||+0.6|
|Feb 1970-2014 Average||11.3||27.1|
|Feb 1970-2014 Highest||26.7||15th 1982||44.7||7th 2009|
|Feb 1970-2014 Lowest||0.3||7th 1980||11.9||2nd 2005|
|February 2016 Total||25.8||2 day(s)|
|Feb 1970-2014 Average Total||32.5||5.5 day(s)|
|Feb 1970-2014 Wettest Total||225.7||1973|
|Feb 1970-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||98.6||6th 1973|
|Feb 1970-2014 Driest Total||0.0||1991|
|Jan-Feb 2016 Total||76.4||8 day(s)|
|Jan-Feb 1970-2014 Average Total||71.7||12.6 day(s)|
South West, Victoria
Perth hit a scorching 40.4 degrees Celsius on day one of a heatwave that is expected to last for at least five days.
After a wet start to the year, southeastern Australia is drying out, beginning its driest spell in about two months.
Around 20 cars became partially submerged after falling through a temporary car park established on Wisconsin's frozen Lake Geneva on Saturday local time.