Viticulture

Heavy rain and storms likely from November to January

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September 20, 2017

The first 16 days in Benalla this month has been the coldest in September since 1969.

The mean temperature of 9.3 degrees was the lowest since the 8.6 was recorded in Benalla for the first 16 days of September 1969.

Widespread heavy frosts were recorded on Sunday morning 17th September.

Narrandera had it's coldest September morning in 60 years of records with a reading of minus 3.5, Swan Hill with minus 2.1 was also a record low for September.

Tatura with minus 2.2 had it's lowest September reading since 1995. Hay and Deniliquin both had their coldest September morning for 110 years, whilst Forbes with minus 3.1 had it's coldest September morning for 141 years.

Temora with minus 4.1 last Sunday morning was a new record low for September, breaking the 1966 record of minus 3.9.

After such a widespread event of frosts last weekend, warmer and drier weather is anticipated by the end of September, continuing well into October, then heavy rain and storms likely from November to January next year.

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