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 of sunshine despite some beautiful sunny weather at times.
Highest maximum was 16.9 C on the 1st and the lowest minimum was 0.7 C on the 14th. There was one frost. The lowest maximum temperature was 9.4 C on the 24th making this the coldest June day since 1997.
Most of the region, except for a few small pockets, had average and above average rainfall, which fell on 21 days. The maximum in Geelong was 8.6 mm on the 18th. Latest 30-year average rain is 47.3 mm and the Geelong urban area overall averaged around 48.0 mm.
Surface water catchments (excluding piped and pumped supplies) grew slightly to 34 % of capacity during the month.
Snow flurries at Anakie and Warncoort started on the 24th and there were heavier falls right across the Otway ridge during the day, with approximately 50 mm of snow.
There were two very windy days on the 22nd and the 23rd and the highest gust was 70 kph on the 23rd at Breakwater.
|Forrest (West Barwon)||105.0||125.0|
|URBAN AREA AVERAGE||48.0||47.3|