Dry start to spring

Despite numerous cold fronts sweeping through the Yarra Valley in September, rainfall was down for the month, according to local weather recorders.

Healesville’s Alma Mitchell recorded 63.6mm of rain compared to 109.9mm in September the year before.

Coldstream’s Peter Stuart 53.5mm compared to 103mm the previous year. However, Mr Stuart recorded only 17mm in September 2018.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the average rainfall for the region during September is 93.0mm.

Alma Mitchell’s monthly rainfall recordings for Healesville:

January: 133mm

February: 115.8mm

March: 69.4mm

April: 168.9mm

May: 89.1mm

June: 99.8mm

July: 63.4mm

August: 128.8mm

September: 63.6mm

Peter Stuart’s year-to-date figures for Coldstream West:

2020 – 797.0mm

2019 – 537.5mm

2018 – 425.5mm


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