Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately 181 kilometres north-northeast of Melbourne. At June 2016, the estimated urban population of Shepparton, including Mooroopna, was 50,198.
The settlement was first surveyed in 1855. By this time, in addition to Macguire’s Punt, it had also become known as Sheppard town, Sheppardton, and Shepparton. The post office reopened in May 1858, and two years later the Governor of Victoria officially declared Shepparton a township on 24 September 1860.
Shepparton has a semi-arid climate, with hot summers and cold winters. The hottest summer month is January, when the average maximum temperature is 31.8 °C. In winter, the weather becomes coldest in July when the minimum averages 3.4 °C and the maximum gets to 13.2 °C. On 7 February 2009, a maximum of 46.1 °C was recorded in the city.
Although the rainfall in Shepparton is fairly sparse, winter sees the most rain days. The rain doesn’t get too heavy throughout the year. Even with the wettest month being in November, the rainfall still averages at 50.1 millimetres. The driest month in terms of rainfall and rain days is January, which receives an average of 27.5 millimetres over 4.6 days.
The average wind speed in Shepparton is 4.03 metres per second.
Population: 50,198 as of 2016
Established: 24 September 1860
Elevation: 115 m
Temp mean max: 22.4°c
Temp mean min: 8.6°c
Annual rainfall: 441.6mm
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