Above average rainfall characterised most of the region. Breakwater AWS received 47.4 mm and the urban area average was 50 mm. The latest 30-year average for April is 39.8 mm so this month was a welcome addition after a slow rainfall start to the year. On the wettest day 14 mm was recorded at 9 am on the 30th. Rain fell on twelve days and the Otway catchment recorded above average rains generally. The Moorabool catchment was wetter than average, and the Golden Plains and Bellarine Peninsula likewise.
Geelong finished the month with mean temperatures about 0.75 of a degree higher than the 30-year average. The average daily maximum was 20.2 C and average daily minimum was 11.6 C. Daytime temperatures were 0.2 C below average and overnight minimums were 1.7 C above. The top temperature was 35.7 C on the 1st; this is a record for April and passes the old record of 34.9 C set in 1922. The highest overnight minimum was 20.8 C on the 2nd and the lowest was 3.2 C on the 28th.
April was a very settled month. There were no strong wind gusts, no severe storms and only one thunder day on the 1st.