February 2021 weather review

The review of the weather at Ferny Grove during February 2021 is now available.

In February 2021 overnight temperatures were close to average. Daytime temperatures were close to average and the lowest in 6 years. In February minimum temperatures were close to or below average during the month with some warm nights in the middle of the month and in the last week of the month. Maximum temperatures in February were below average during many days of the month and were above average during some days mostly occurring late in the month.

Rainfall in February was close to average with a total of 126.2 mm (78% of the long term average and 82.1 % of the site median). In the first few days of the month were showers with moderate to heavy falls before mostly light showers and rain until the middle of the month on some days. Further moderate to heavy falls from showers in the middle and later in the month along with some thunderstorm activity on the 19th, 22nd and 23rd.

Long period rainfall totals compared with January 2021 reduced further for most periods and were below average or well below average. 6 monthly rainfall reduced slightly by 20 mm below average to 94.7 mm below average and 9 monthly rainfall slipped by 45 mm to 108.6 mm below average. 12 monthly rainfall was slightly above average in January but fell to 256.4 mm below average in February. 18 month rainfall fell slightly to 167.8 mm below average while the 24 month, 36 month and 48 month rainfall totals fell by a large amount. The deficiencies compared to the long term average for 24 month rainfall fell from -163.9 mm to -312 mm, 36 month rainfall fell from -442.6 mm to -344.6 mm and 48 month rainfall fell from -68.8 mm to -360.3 mm. Compared with the same period in 2020 rainfall deficiencies have deteriorated, in contrast to January where the rainfall totals were less deficient than in January 2020. When compared with the start of summer rainfall totals worsened for all periods except for 24 month rainfall that improved by 54 mm but was still well below average.

The summary containing the key information can be found here.

The full report of more detailed analysis is available here.

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