January’s hot, dry days and warm nights in Rockingham look set to continue into February, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Climate and weather information officer John Relf said while January was slightly cooler during the day, the temperatures during the night stayed on par with last year’s record-setting January maximums and minimums.
“January was definitely cooler than last year,” he said.
“The average maximum temperature for 2013 was 27.3C but last year it was 30.3C, so rather a bit of difference.
“The warmest night of 2013 was 24.9C on January 8 and the coolest was 15.1C on January 18.”
The highest maximum so far for 2013 was 33.9C on January 31 and residents were offered some reprieve when the mercury topped 21.7C on January 17. The warm temperatures are expected to continue this month before the weather begins its transitional period in late March and early April.