Temperatures set to rise as spring hits Stawell

Stawell received 207mm of rain throughout winter, which is up from the town’s 192.5 mm winter average. Stawell encountered a hotter than usual winter, averaging 13.2 degrees, this is slightly hotter than the winter average of 12.8 degrees. “We did see winter rainfall close to average for most of the state, recently though conditions have been dryer so we did have a wetter than average June and that was offset by a dryer than average August,” senior meteorologist Tom Delamott said in a Bureau of Meteorology update. Got a story to share? Get in touch – [email protected] The state endured a warmer than normal winter with the state averaging 15.3 degrees, up from the 14.2 average. “Maximum temperatures were generally above average for winter right across the state with minimum temperatures well above average,” Mr Delamott said. According to the BOM, 2021 was the seventh warmest winter on record, and the warmest since 2013. READ MORE: Spring has just began and the early signs are that warmer and wetter than average conditions for much of the state. According to the BOM it could also be warmer south of the divide with the odds of higher temperatures increased in those areas. “We are likely to set a few early season temperature records, essentially we haven’t seen temperatures this high, this early in the season after winter,” Mr Delamott said. Head of Operational Climate Services Dr Andrew Watkins backed this up in the BOM’s spring outlook. “The outlook is definitely warmer in parts of the south east,” Mr Watkins said “This spring is looking fairly wet (across Australia) which is a bit like what we had last year as well. “Certainly a lot wetter than what we had in 2017 and 2019 when much of southern and eastern Australia was very dry.” While you’re with us, you can now receive updates straight to your inbox from the Stawell Times-News. To make sure you’re up-to-date with all the news from across the region, sign up here.

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BRIGHT: Flowers are begining to blossom. Picture: JAMES HALLEY

Stawell received 207mm of rain throughout winter, which is up from the town’s 192.5 mm winter average.

Stawell encountered a hotter than usual winter, averaging 13.2 degrees, this is slightly hotter than the winter average of 12.8 degrees.

“We did see winter rainfall close to average for most of the state, recently though conditions have been dryer so we did have a wetter than average June and that was offset by a dryer than average August,” senior meteorologist Tom Delamott said in a Bureau of Meteorology update.

The state endured a warmer than normal winter with the state averaging 15.3 degrees, up from the 14.2 average.

“Maximum temperatures were generally above average for winter right across the state with minimum temperatures well above average,” Mr Delamott said.

According to the BOM, 2021 was the seventh warmest winter on record, and the warmest since 2013.

Spring has just began and the early signs are that warmer and wetter than average conditions for much of the state. According to the BOM it could also be warmer south of the divide with the odds of higher temperatures increased in those areas.

“We are likely to set a few early season temperature records, essentially we haven’t seen temperatures this high, this early in the season after winter,” Mr Delamott said.

Head of Operational Climate Services Dr Andrew Watkins backed this up in the BOM’s spring outlook.

“The outlook is definitely warmer in parts of the south east,” Mr Watkins said

“This spring is looking fairly wet (across Australia) which is a bit like what we had last year as well.

“Certainly a lot wetter than what we had in 2017 and 2019 when much of southern and eastern Australia was very dry.”

While you’re with us, you can now receive updates straight to your inbox from the Stawell Times-News. To make sure you’re up-to-date with all the news from across the region, sign up here.

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