Victoria in July 2018: mild days, below average rainfall
July rainfall was lower than average across most of northern and eastern Victoria. Daytime temperatures were warmer than average, while night-time temperatures were mostly close to average.
• Statewide rainfall was 33% below the long-term July mean of 70 mm, the driest July since 2002
• Large areas in the north and east of Victoria, and to the north of Melbourne had rainfall totals in the driest 10 per cent on record for July
• Several areas in Victoria's southwest had above average July rainfall
• Victoria's mean daytime temperature was 1.18 °C above the long-term July average, sixth-warmest on record
• Strong winds were recorded across Victoria on the 17th, when a fast-moving cold front accompanied with thunderstorms swept across the State, downing trees, damaging properties, and causing power outages. The strongest wind gust recorded during this event was 141 km/h, at Wilsons Promontory lighthouse
Read the complete July 2018 Climate Summary for Victoria.