Mornington Peninsula temperature curve

Published by Sally on February 16, 2012

Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula

During my three days in the peninsula this month various producers told me it is cooler there than in Melbourne by a couple of degrees, or by up to five or six degrees.  It certainly had a cool feel to it – I wore a jacket most mornings and evenings.

The altitude up on top of the main ridge running east-west across the bottom half of the peninsula is up to 300m, so a couple of degrees would make sense due to the adiabatic lapse rate.

I thought I’d run a one day, summer temperature, unscientific observation on my mid-afternoon return to Melbourne from the peninsula.  Here’s what the car’s external thermometer showed:

Interesting, I thought.

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