Category: Observations

Summary of Geelong Weather 2016

Summary of Geelong Weather, 2016 (Current figures are from the Bureau of Meteorology station at Breakwater “Geelong Racecourse AWS”, with all temperature and rainfall averages from several official Geelong BoM sites from most recent 30-year averages, 1986-2015) Month Weather Conditions Temps (deg C) Rainfall (mm) Cumulative Rainfall Comments JAN Warmer than average (1986-2015) by 1.2°C. 4 days over 30° incl…

December 2016

TEMPERATURE December was warmer than average by around 1.1 degrees C.   7 days were over 30 degrees and the maximum was 37.7 C on the 25th, which was the hottest Christmas Day since 1945 in Geelong – 71 years. RAINFALL A very dry month ended a surprisingly wet year (see the Yearly Summary).  Rain fell on only 8 days and metropolitan…

November 2016

TEMPERATURE A colder-than-average November was recorded in Geelong.  Compared to the latest 30-year averages, daily minimums were 0.6 C cooler, maximums were 0.8 C cooler and the mean was therefore 0.7 C cooler. Two days exceeded 30 degrees and the highest was 36.2 C on the 21st.  Lowest overnight temperature was 6.0 C on the 19th. Over the spring period temperatures…

October 2016

RAINFALL Another month of above average rainfall was the result of October’s 15 rain days.  Breakwater had 62 mm and the urban area averaged around 68 mm compared to the 30-year mean of 52.3 mm. This was Geelong’s sixth consecutive above-average rainfall month, a notable result.  With only two months to go until the end of the year Geelong’s accumulated rainfall is now over…

September 2016

Geelong wetter with warmer nights and cooler days TEMPERATURE Geelong was approximately 0.5 degrees C warmer than the latest 30-year average.  Nights were 1.1 C warmer but the maximum daily temperatures were fractionally cooler.  Minimums averaged 8.3 C [1.1 above] and maximums 16.9 C [ 0.2 below].  The warmest day reached 23.5 C on the 8th. RAINFALL Most of the region…

August 2016

TEMPERATURE August resulted in slightly above average temperatures in Geelong. Compared with the latest 30-year means, Geelong was 0.7 C above the mean minimum of 6.0C and 0.6 C above the mean maximum 14.9 C. The warmest day (18th) recorded 22.6 C and the coldest day was the 6th with a maximum of 12.1 C.  Overnight minimum temperatures ranged from…

July 2016

RAINFALL Well above average rainfall fell right across the Geelong region in July.  The Geelong urban area had around 86 mm for the month which is almost double the latest 30-year average. Mt Sabine received a staggering 358.2 mm, while lowest in the region was Melbourne with only 64.2 mm and Leopold 67.0 although both were still above average. Some minor flash flooding…

June 2016

TEMPERATURE Almost spot-on average temperatures for June were recorded in Geelong.  The latest 30-year means are 6.4 C and 14.5 C, and those for last month were 6.7 C and 14.3 C.  So despite much public comment the temperatures were virtually neither warmer nor colder than normal. Typical of winter, June recorded many overcast days, a few fogs and a minority…

May 2016

TEMPERATURE Except for the last week a warmer May resulted in temperatures around 1.4 degrees C above the latest 30-year average.  Daily maximums averaged 18.2 C (compared to 17.1) and minimums averaged 9.9 C (compared with 8.3). The warmest day saw a top of 26.4 C on the 7th and the coldest was the 26th with 12.5 C. Overnight minimums fell…

April 2016

TEMPERATURE April was very warm: around 2 degrees C warmer than the latest 30-year average which made the mean monthly temperature 17.1 degrees, 2.0 C higher than the 15.1 C mean.  It was the second warmest April on record since 1903.  1968 was the warmest with a mean of 17.5 C. Geelong’s highest temperature was 31.7 C on the 5th and…

March 2016

 TEMPERATURE March was Geelong’s warmest since 2013, with a mean temperature of 19.5 degrees C, and the 6th warmest on record.  The current 30-year mean March temperature is 17.8 C. There were 6 days over 30 degrees (average 4.2 days) and the maximum reached 34.6 C on the 17th.  Overnight minimums were much higher than average: 15.0 C compared to 12.3 C (the warmest since 1974). …

February 2016

TEMPERATURE Geelong was fractionally warmer than normal in February.  Daily minimums averaged degrees 14.9 C (0.7 degrees above the latest 30-year normal) and maximums averaged 25.0 degrees (0.2 below). The hottest day was the 23rd when the maximum of 42.0 C was recorded and the warmest overnight minimum was 21.4 C on the 24th.  Neither of these was a record. It…

January 2016

RAINFALL Highlight of the month was the incredible severe storm of the 27th, including 39.4 mm at Breakwater, with large hail and flash flooding from 24 mm in 20 minutes.  Western suburbs had much heavier falls, including 91 mm at Montpellier, 81 mm at Manifold Heights, 79 mm at Highton and 65 mm at Herne Hill and Hamlyn Heights.  There were…