Cape Otway Climate

Cape Otway Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
21.3 21.5 20.3 17.9 15.6 13.6 13.0 13.8 15.2 16.9 18.2 19.8 17.2
Mean Min (°C)
13.3 14.0 13.2 11.7 10.1 8.5 7.5 7.8 8.5 9.5 10.7 12.0 10.5
Mean Rain (mm)
44.2 40.5 56.5 71.3 89.7 96.4 104.4 103.7 88.0 79.3 63.1 53.1 889.6
Median Rain (mm)
37.4 31.4 49.0 68.2 86.1 95.5 97.2 96.0 84.8 72.7 57.7 46.1 867.5
Mean Rain Days
9.8 9.0 12.5 15.3 18.4 19.0 20.4 20.6 18.7 16.8 14.0 12.4 184.9

Cape Otway Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
43.3 42.0 40.6 33.3 27.8 24.4 21.8 25.0 31.0 34.2 39.4 40.6 43.3
Low Max (°C)
13.6 12.2 10.6 10.0 8.3 7.2 7.2 6.7 8.3 8.9 10.5 11.7 6.7
High Min (°C)
29.4 27.9 30.3 22.8 19.7 16.7 13.4 16.5 22.5 22.2 25.6 30.6 30.6
Low Min (°C)
3.3 2.8 -1.1 1.7 1.7 1.7 0.0 1.1 -1.1 -0.6 1.4 3.3 -1.1
High Rain (mm)
91.7 81.4 93.0 78.6 47.2 61.0 62.6 48.8 48.3 68.3 90.2 58.8 93.0

Cape Otway Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
27.9 25.8 24.8 22.8 19.3 17.9 16.7 19.6 19.1 21.9 23.2 24.4 20.0
Low Mn. Max (°C)
17.9 17.2 16.6 15.2 13.5 11.8 10.8 11.8 12.5 13.3 15.7 16.0 15.4
High Mn. Min (°C)
16.2 18.0 16.0 13.8 12.4 11.1 9.5 9.9 10.9 12.3 14.0 15.6 12.2
Low Mn. Min (°C)
6.9 8.3 7.0 5.2 4.8 4.0 2.9 3.5 4.0 4.8 3.7 6.0 5.9
High Rain (mm)
133.1 154.6 188.8 189.7 224.2 211.1 213.9 218.2 188.5 225.1 146.5 153.7 1291.6
Low Rain (mm)
0.0 0.0 8.5 0.6 14.9 25.3 35.7 29.2 22.9 6.5 9.3 2.6 634.9

Cape Otway Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE

Mean daily minimum temp
Mean daily maximum temp
Highest/lowest on record
Highest/lowest on record
Mean monthly rainfall

Cape Otway Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
≥ 35.0°C
1.0 0.7 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.4 2.5
≥ 30.0°C
2.7 2.2 1.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.9 1.7 9.5
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Cape Otway 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
26.7 26.7 25.0 22.2 18.5 15.6 15.0 16.7 18.9 21.7 23.3 25.0 21.7
Low Max
17.1 17.2 16.2 14.4 13.0 11.7 11.1 11.4 12.2 13.0 14.4 15.6 12.8
High Min
15.6 16.4 15.6 13.9 12.2 10.6 9.4 10.0 10.6 11.7 12.8 14.3 13.9
Low Min
11.0 11.5 10.6 9.4 7.8 6.1 5.6 5.6 6.1 7.2 8.3 9.6 7.2

Cape Otway Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
145 147 147 151 151 150 150 150 148 148 148 145 148.3
Earliest Entry
1865 1865 1865 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017
Years of Maxima
145 145 144 145 146 147 146 145 144 144 146 145 145.1
Earliest Entry
1865 1865 1865 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017
Years of Rainfall
147 148 147 147 147 146 146 146 146 146 146 145 146.4
Earliest Entry
1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868
Latest Entry
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2017

Station Details

CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE
South West, Victoria
38.8556°S 143.5128°E 82m AMSL
Commenced 1861
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Weather News

Warm September night for Tasmania ahead of front

13:25 EST

Tasmania just had a very warm September night, the second night in a row that minimum temperatures across the state were reporting well above average.  Warm air from mainland Australia has filtered down to the southeastern parts of the country, forced further south by strong winds from the interior associated with an approaching cold front.

Low making a warm, windy, stormy mark on southeastern Australia

12:37 EST

A low pressure system and associated front are crossing New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania today bringing strong winds, rain, thunderstorms and high temperatures.

Barnaby Joyce says he sent 'an awful lot' of special drought envoy reports to PM

18:49 EST

The Federal Government's former special drought envoy, Barnaby Joyce, says he sent "an awful lot" of reports to the Prime Minister about issues relating to drought-affected communities, during his appointment.