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Near record warmth for Melbourne

After what was for the most part a very warm month, April in Melbourne was the second warmest on record.

Maximum temperatures were, on average, three degrees above what is typical for April, sitting at around 23 degrees. These were, in fact, the second highest April maximum temperatures across the last two decades.

Minimum temperatures were also notable, and were the highest overnight minimum temperatures for April in 154 years of records. The average for April this year was 15 degrees, four above the norm.

Combining minimum and maximum temperatures, this April in Melbourne was the second warmest on record.


sw on 30/04/2010 11:45pm

Being in a location lee of the west to east patterns generally like Christchurch after a wet summer (though Chch was cloudy and cold rather than wet) all enjoying more summerlike weather than jan/feb.

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