Until the last day of the month it looked like the Geelong rain totals would be well below average, but with over 20mm recorded on the last morning, the Geelong urban area averaged 60mm. The Otways catchments were generally just below average, and the Moorabool system likewise.
The catchments now are 55% of capacity, still well down on average for this time of year.
August was warmer than normal by 0.8 degrees C. Average daily minimums averaged 6.4, compared to 5.7, and maximums averaged 16.0, compared to 15.1. Overall, winter was around one degree warmer than the long-term mean, or normal. This has currently been the trend for the last 7 years, since 1999.
There were 8 very windy days with gusts over 60kph at Mt Duneed, including a gust of 90 kph on 31st. Thunder was heard on the 3rd and the 30th, and there were several periods of hail on the 31st.
|Anakie (Granite Road)||47.0||46.0|
|Forrest (West Barwon)||125.0||146.2|
|Little River West||38.0||38.0|
|Mt Duneed Airport||55.4||56.4|
|Mt Duneed West||66.1||56.4|
|Urban Area Average||60.0||47.3|