Another disappointing rainfall month was only partly alleviated by late rains on the 31st which fell too late to be included in the December totals, which averaged around 25 mm for the urban area and only 70% of normal across the region. Despite this, with water storages at 65% of capacity, there is no outlook for water restrictions this summer.
TEMPERATURE and OTHER FEATURES
A generally slightly cooler than average month saw daily maxima about 1.4 degrees below the mean (22.6 cf 24.0) and daily minima 11.7 cf the mean of 12.0. Four days over 30 degrees, top temperature was 36.6 on the 2nd. There were 2 strong wind days with gusts over 80 kph, causing damage, 1 hail day, 1 fog and 1 severe storm.