Mildura Weekly : Friday August 29 Vol 8 No 43
Distributed FREE every Friday FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014 WWW.MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU VOL 8 #43 Bloomin’ marvellous... DESPITE recording the lowest August mini- mum temperature on record earlier this month, Sunraysia’s 2014 winter will probably be better remembered as being one of our drier seasons. According to the Bureau of Meteorol- ogy, the average winter rainfall for Mildura is 73.9mm, almost double the rain that fell dur- ing the past three months, when just 36.8mm was recorded, the majority during the past two months. In terms of winter maximum tempera- tures, the past three months have actually been slightly above average – one degree warmer in both June and July, but just 0.2 of a degree warmer this month. However, Sunraysia residents rounded out winter with much chillier starts to their days, with an average minimum temperature almost half the average at just 2.8 degrees for August. The mercury dipped even lower earlier this month, when the lowest minimum Au- gust temperature on record was measured at the Mildura Weather Station, at an icy -3.1 degrees. It was the lowest minimum August tem- perature in 17 years. Looking to the months ahead, the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting a warmer and drier September and October for southern Australia. Very dry Winter Sunraysia’s almond blossoms are heralding the onset of Spring, and the warmer weather. We have been spoiled for the past week or so, being treated to a burst of Spring weather despite the season not officially starting until Monday. Our photographer PAUL MENSCH couldn’t resist snapping his two nieces Isabella, 4, and Audrey, 2, Mensch enjoying the unseasonal winter weather in Neale Bennett’s blooming almond grove at Merbein.
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