Cape Otway Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
21.3 21.4 20.2 17.9 15.6 13.6 13.0 13.8 15.1 16.9 18.3 19.8 17.2
Mean Min (°C)
13.4 13.9 13.3 11.7 10.1 8.5 7.5 7.9 8.6 9.6 10.8 12.1 10.6
Mean Rain (mm)
45.0 39.9 56.7 70.4 90.2 96.0 104.7 104.5 88.4 79.3 62.5 52.4 889.7
Median Rain (mm)
37.4 31.4 49.0 68.2 86.1 95.5 97.2 96.0 84.8 72.7 57.7 46.1 867.5
Mean Rain Days
9.8 9.1 12.6 15.3 18.5 19.0 20.5 20.6 18.7 16.9 14.0 12.4 187.2

Cape Otway Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
43.3 42.0 40.6 33.3 27.8 24.4 21.8 25.0 31.0 34.2 39.4 43.4 43.4
Low Max (°C)
12.8 12.2 10.6 10.0 8.3 7.2 6.7 6.7 7.8 8.9 10.5 11.1 6.7
High Min (°C)
29.4 27.9 30.3 24.3 19.7 16.7 13.4 16.5 22.5 22.2 25.6 30.6 30.6
Low Min (°C)
0.6 -1.1 -1.1 1.7 1.7 1.7 0.0 1.1 -1.1 -6.7 1.4 3.3 -6.7
High Rain (mm)
91.7 81.4 93.0 78.6 47.2 61.0 62.6 48.8 48.3 68.3 90.2 58.8 93.0

Cape Otway Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
27.5 25.8 24.4 22.2 19.3 17.9 16.7 19.6 19.1 21.2 23.3 25.0 20.0
Low Mn. Max (°C)
17.9 17.2 16.6 15.2 13.5 11.8 10.8 11.8 12.4 13.3 15.7 16.0 15.4
High Mn. Min (°C)
16.2 18.0 16.0 13.8 12.4 11.1 9.5 9.9 11.4 12.3 14.0 15.6 12.2
Low Mn. Min (°C)
6.9 4.8 7.0 5.2 4.8 4.0 2.9 3.5 4.0 4.8 3.7 6.0 5.9
High Rain (mm)
135.2 154.6 188.8 189.7 224.2 211.1 213.9 218.2 188.5 225.1 146.5 153.7 1291.6
Low Rain (mm)
0.0 0.0 8.5 0.6 14.9 25.3 35.7 29.2 22.9 6.5 9.3 2.6 634.9

Cape Otway Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

Cape Otway annual climate

Cape Otway Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40°C
0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
≥ 35°C
1.0 0.7 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.4 2.6
≥ 30°C
2.8 2.2 1.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.0 1.8 9.8
≤ 2°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.4
≤ 0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1

Cape Otway 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
26.7 26.7 25.0 22.2 18.5 15.6 15.0 16.7 18.9 21.7 23.3 25.0 21.7
Low Max
17.1 17.2 16.2 14.4 13.0 11.7 11.1 11.4 12.2 13.0 14.4 15.6 12.8
High Min
15.6 16.4 15.6 13.9 12.2 10.6 9.4 10.0 10.6 11.7 12.8 14.3 13.9
Low Min
11.0 11.5 10.6 9.4 7.8 6.1 5.6 5.6 6.1 7.2 8.3 9.6 7.2

Cape Otway Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
151 154 153 158 158 157 155 156 154 155 153 151 152.0
Earliest Entry
1865 1865 1865 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864
Latest Entry
2022 2022 2022 2022 2022 2022 2022 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2022
Years of Maxima
157 157 156 157 157 159 158 157 156 156 157 157 157.0
Earliest Entry
1865 1865 1865 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864 1864
Latest Entry
2022 2022 2022 2022 2022 2022 2022 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2022
Years of Rainfall
152 153 152 152 152 152 151 151 151 151 151 150 151.0
Earliest Entry
1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868 1868
Latest Entry
2022 2022 2022 2022 2022 2022 2022 2021 2021 2021 2021 2021 2022

Station Details

CAPE OTWAY LIGHTHOUSE
South West, Victoria
38.8557°S 143.5130°E 80m AMSL
Commenced 1861

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