Monthly Weather Review, December 2019

January 1, 2020

Summary

The total rainfall for the month was 7.1 mm. The long-term December mean at nearby Laverton is 45.6 mm.

The mean daily maximum temperature was 25.5° C. The long-term December mean at nearby Laverton is 23.8° C.

The mean daily minimum temperature was 13.7° C. The long-term December mean at nearby Laverton is 12.0° C.

Weather Events

On the 20th, nearby Laverton recorded its hottest December day since records began in 1941. The temperature at Truganina also exceeded the previous Laverton record set in 2005.

December was a very dry month and endured 28 consecutive days without any rain, to become the second longest period of consecutive days without rain since our station opened.

Monthly Review

graph of December 2019 daily rainfall at Truganina Weather graph of December 2019 daily temperatures at Truganina Weather
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Truganina Weather monthly summary, December 2019

Compare our monthly data against the ABOM AWS at Laverton.

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Units of Measurement

Unless otherwise advised, temperature is given in degrees Celsius (° C) and rainfall in millimetres (mm).

Observation Times and Reporting Periods

The main observation for the day is at 9 am when the precipitation over the past 24 hours is determined, and the maximum and minimum thermometers are also read and reset. The following conventions are used for assigning dates to the observations made:

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