Around half the average rainfall for November was received in the Geelong-Otways Region. Even this poor showing was better than the meager amounts falling just to Geelong’s north, where Lara only received 19 mm and Laverton 12mm. Most of the rain fell in the period 24th to 26th when early morning thunderstorms helped to contribute 20 mm or more across the district. There were two thunder days, one day of light hail (4th) but insufficient rain.
The month was slightly cooler than normal. Minimum temperatures averaged 9.1 degrees (compared to 10.2) and maximums averaged 21.5, compared to 21.2. Three days exceeded 30 degrees and the top temperature was 35.2 on the 12th. On the night of the 12-13th there was a severe storm with winds over 90 kph causing damage at Corio, Lara and Werribee.
In early December the outlook is positive, with large areas of Indian Ocean moisture now over the centre of the continent moving eastwards, and the SOI waning. Prospects for the end of the drought in southern and eastern Australia are improving as El Nino seems to be weakening.
|Little River West||11.0||42.9|
|West Barwon Dam||68.8||88.2|
|Bell Post Hill||21.0||45.5|
|Mt Duneed Airport||27.8||45.0|
|Mt Duneed West||45.0|
|St Albans Park||31.5||47.2|
|Urban Area Average||24.0||52.0|