Geelong wetter with warmer nights and cooler days
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.
Most of the region received above to well above average rainfall, in some cases more than double the latest 30-year average. Geelong’s southern suburbs in particular, from Breakwater (125 mm) to Grovedale South (150 mm), were very wet and recorded almost the whole of a normal spring’s rainfall.
Northern suburbs were comparatively drier but still well above the monthly average.
Overall it was Geelong’s third wettest September since records began in 1871.
Minor flooding of the Barwon occurred in Geelong from the 14th and the old Breakwater was closed for several days – thank VicRoads for the new bridge. Heaviest rain fell on the 14th (35 mm) and 16th (23 mm).
A very low pressure system reached 987 hPa on the 28th and stayed low for several days.
On the 30th a tornado funnel was seen near Winchelsea but no damage was done on the ground.