In the West Gippsland region, temperatures generally decrease with increasing elevation and are less extreme in coastal areas due to the moderating effects of the sea. Wilsons Promontory has differences of 4°C to 7°C between mean minimum and mean maximum temperatures. For most other locations, this difference is between 9°C and 14°C. The differences between mean temperatures throughout the year are also variable, depending on location. Topographical features also influence upland temperatures. The warmest and coldest months are February and July respectively. Maximum temperatures of 44.6°C and 44.6°C have been recorded at East Sale and Yallourn respectively. Minimum temperatures below 0°C are common at high altitudes during winter.
Sunset near Athlone