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By William PJ Kulich // 13:38, Friday 18 July 2014
DATA from the Bureau of Meteorology shows the last six months in Baw Baw have been the hottest on record.
Map: six month mean temperature deciles map from the Bureau of Meteorology. Dark orange areas indicate highest average temperatures on record, lighter orange areas are “very much above average”.
The mean temperature deciles map printed above plots the temperature ranges for the 1 January to 30 June 2014 period, with Baw Baw clearly in the highest on record range.
But it’s not just the last six months that have broken records – data for the 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 period shows most of Baw Baw in the record-breaking range.
The mean maximum temperature for the region over the same one year period was 21 degrees celsius, while the mean minimum was between 12 and 9 degrees.
The mean temperature was 15 degrees.
This article was first published in the 11 July 2014 edition of the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen.
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