After a year of record setting precipitation and Biblical weather events in 2012, 2013 has started out as a most unremarkable year, according to January data from the Southeast Fire Centre.
The first month of the year has doled out 31 days of very seasonal temperatures and a general lack of precipitation, said meteorologist Ron Lakeman from the Centre’s weather services.
It didn’t get too cold, nor did it get very warm, and precipitation was 54 per cent of what it normally was at this time of the year, he said.
The coldest temperature during the month was –12.9 C during the morning of Jan. 12. The mildest temperature recorded in January was 5.5 C, the result of a southwesterly feed of moisture during night of Jan. 9.