Above average falls were received in February across virtually the whole of the Geelong region, according to Lindsay Smail of Geelong Weather Services. Around the district the highest falls recorded were at Modewarre which received 91.5 mm, and Teesdale (85.5 mm). The urban area average for the month was around 45 mm, compared to the February average for Geelong of 37.6 mm. Rain fell on eight days (six is normal for February) and on one occasion, the 12th, 44 mm fell at Leopold, and 49 mm at Modewarre, mainly in one heavy deluge. Serendip at Lara also received 41 mm on that day, more than its February average. On the other hand, Drysdale received only 25 mm for the month, the lowest in the region.
February was hotter than normal. The average maximum was 26.5º compared to 25.5º, and average minimum of 14.4º was up on the normal 14.0º. This overall increase of nearly one degree is significant, and was largely caused when Geelong experienced nine days above 30º maximums in the first fortnight. Relative humidities were also very high during that time owing to the prevailing southeasterly winds off Bass Strait. These in turn were brought about by high pressure systems travelling further south than normal this year.