Geelong’s temperature was fractionally (0.05 degree C) below the latest 30-year average. Nights were 0.1 C cooler and the maximum daily temperatures were exactly equal to the average. Minimums averaged 7.1 C and maximums 17.1 C. The warmest day reached 23.2 C on the 21st, and 7 days exceeded 20 degrees C.
Snow fell on Sept 5th in the Otways – see photo below courtesy Lisda Speight.
Most of the region received above to well above average rainfall, except for some areas to our north and northwest from Lara to the Rowsley Fault and some parts beyond. Rainfall totals varied from 14.2 mm at Werribee up to 312.4 near Beech Forest. Geelong Racecourse received 68.2 mm (30-year average 49.1 mm).
There was one frost on the 1st, 2 days of hail on the 4th & 5th, snow in the Otways from Lorne to Lavers Hill on the 5th, one thunder day on the 15th and 8 days of high wind gusts over 60 km/h. The strongest gust at Breakwater reached 93 km/h on the 4th.