|Warmest January since 1981. 9 days over 30 deg including 5 over 35. Top 40.4 deg on 11th. 14 cloudy days.||Average max 26.7 Jan av max. is 25.2. Average min 15.1. Average is 13.6.||Mt Duneed 12.9
Urban area averaged 16 mm.
January normal is 34.3 mm.
|Mt Duneed 12.9 mm.
Urban area 16 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (1 month) is 34.3 mm.
|Smoke haze from King Island fires covered city on 11th & 12th. 6 rain days and 4 thunder days but no severe storms. Heaviest rain (10.8 mm) recorded on 25th.|
|Very warm and dry February (third hottest) with 2.1 degrees above average. 11 days over 30, including 7 over 35. Top temp 40.5 degrees on 3rd.||Average max.28.2.
Feb average max. is 25.5. Average min 15.4. Average is 14 deg.
|Mt Duneed 20.4 . Urban area averaged 16 mm. February normal is 37.6.||Mt Duneed 33.3 mm. Urban area 32 mm. Normal Geelong cumulative total (2 months) is 71.9 mm.||2 thunder days but no storms except at Winchelsea on 4th. 6 rain days. Water supplies now at 56% of capacity.|
3 days over 30 deg. Top temp 34.4 degrees on 9th.
|Average max 23.2
March average max. is 23.5. Average min 11.9.
Average is 12.8.
|Mt Duneed 100.2.
Urban area averaged 94 mm.
March normal is 34.6.
|Mt Duneed 133.5 mm.
Urban area 126 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (3 months) is 116.2 mm.
|1 thunder day. Severe windstorm on evening of 16th: 130 kph at Lovely Banks, damage at Clifton Springs. Between 9am on the 21st & 23rd Geelong recorded 80 mm.|
|New rainfall records set (see below). Mt Sabine recorded 478 mm in 4-day downpour. Flood damage around Barwon and Lara-Little River.||Average max 20.0
April average max. is 20.3. Average min 9.4.
Average is 10.2.
|Mt Duneed 181.8.
Urban area averaged 170 mm.
April normal is 39.2.
|Mt Duneed 315.3 mm.
Urban area 296 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (4 months) is 155.4 mm.
|1 thunder day. Severe windstorm and damage on 11th: (Newtown & Bellarine Pen) 105 kph at Pt Lonsdale. Moderate flooding after record-breaking rains 21st-24th.|
|Slightly cooler (by 0.7 deg). Top temp 20.9 on 4th, min 4.1 on 11th and 23rd. Coldest day 12.5 on 17th.||Average max 16.3 May average max is 17.2.
Average min 7.6.
Average is 8.1.
|Mt Duneed 15.6.
Urban area averaged 16 mm.
May normal is 47.2.
|Mt Duneed 330.9mm.
Urban area 312mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (5 months) is 202.6 mm.
|No storms. Unremarkable month overall. Water levels 61%. Waterspouts at Lorne photographed on 6th. No damage. GWS predicts relatively dry winter.|
|Warmer than normal by 1.2 deg. Top temp 18.8 on 4th and 5th. Lowest 0.9 on 19th. Warmest overnight was 13.9 deg on 8th.||Average max 15.3
June average max is 14.3.
Average min 7.3.
Average is 5.9.
|Mt Duneed 55.4.
Urban area averaged 55 mm.
June normal is 43.3.
|Mt Duneed 386.3mm.
Urban area 367mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (6 months) is 245.9 mm.
|Urban area above average, but catchments and most rural areas well down. Water restrictions removed as levels at 64% of capacity. High tracks normal.|
|Warmer than normal by 0.8 deg. Coldest overnight 1.8 on 5th. Two thunder days; four foggy days, incl one smog alert on 25th.||Average max 14.1 July average max is 13.9.
Average min 6.5.
Average is 5.1.
|Mt Duneed 18.2 .
Urban area averaged 16.
July normal is 41.9.
|Mt Duneed 404.5 mm.
Urban area 383 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (7 months) is 287.8 mm.
|High Pressure system tracks across Aust have become erratic and abnormally southerly, leading to much fine weather. Catchment systems now at 70% of capacity.|
|Warmer nights made month warmer. Lowest 1.8 on 24th. Highest 21.2 on 14th. 2 days light hail, no storms. Series of cold fronts in 3rd week.||Average max 15.1 Aug average max is 15.1.
Average min 6.9
Average is 5.7.
|Mt Duneed 79.6.
Urban area averaged 70.
August normal is 47.3.
|Mt Duneed 484.1 mm.
Urban area 453 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (8 months) is 335.1 mm.
|Heavy rains in third week; Break-water closed due to minor flooding for part of 3 days. Some strong wind days. Water catchments over 80% at end of month.|
|Warmer than normal; warmest Sept since 1993, with 30th at 27.3°: warmest Sept day since 1987. Highest average daily max since 1988 (18.5°).||Average max 18.2
Sept average max is 16.7.
Average min 7.4
Average is 6.8
|Mt Duneed 36.4.
Urban area averaged 30.
September normal is 53.2.
|Mt Duneed 520.5 mm.
Urban area 483 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (9 months) is 388.3 mm.
|2 thunder days, some lightning & hail and wind gusts up to 122 kph at Leopold. Drier month with 11 rain days. Water catchments over 85%. GWS predicts good rains for Oct.|
|Cooler than normal by about 0.5 deg. Coolest morning 1.9 on 21st. Warmest day 27.8 on 22nd. 2 severe storm days: 3rd (Tornado), 6th (Wind > 90 kph)||Average max 18.1
Oct average max is 19.0.
Average min 8.4
Average is 8.4.
|Mt Duneed 78.2.
Urban area averaged 65.
October normal is 62.0.
|Mt Duneed 598.7 mm.
Urban area 548 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (10 months) is 451.7 mm.
|3 thunder days, three other days with small hail. Tornado at Leopold on the 3rd. Strong winds on 5 days.
24-30 rain days across urban area.
Water catchments over 91%.
|2 deg colder than normal. Coldest November since 1960. 22 days below 20 deg. Top temp 28.9 on 4th. Lowest min 3.7 on 11th.||Average max 18.6 Nov average max is 21.2.
Average min 9.0
Average is 10.2.
|Mt Duneed 72.4 .
Urban area averaged 62.
November normal is 51.9.
|Mt Duneed 671.1mm.
Urban area 610 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (11 months) is 503.6 mm.
|1 thunder day and two storms with hail (11th) and tornado at Aspendale (13th). Storms at Leopold (11th) and Waurn Ponds (24th) dumped 10-15 mm. Water catchments now 100%.|
|4 degrees cooler than normal. Coldest December since before 1957. 20 days below 20 deg. Top temp (35 deg) on 28th. Lowest min on 1st (5.1).||Average max 19.5
Dec average max is 24.0.
Average min 9.5
Average is 12.0.
|Mt Duneed 43.
Urban area averaged 37 mm.
December normal is 44.9.
|Mt Duneed 714.1mm
Urban area 647 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (12 months) is 548.5 mm.
|2 thunder days and one with hail. Strong winds (80 kph at Pt Wilson) on 25th. Water catchments 96%. SOI dropping rapidly: possible El Nino in 2002.|
New records set:
1) Wettest April (182 mm)
2) Wettest 24-hr in April (72 mm)
3) Wettest 4 days in history (170 mm)
4) Coldest November since 1960 (2 deg below normal)
5) Coldest December since before 1957 (4 deg below normal)
Slightly cooler year than normal: Average monthly temperature 0.04 degrees cooler than normal;
Hottest Day: 40.5°C on 3rd Feb ;
Coldest Day: 11.6°C on 25th July;
Coldest Night: 0.9°C on 19th June;
Wettest Day: 72 mm at Mt Duneed on April 23rd;
Wettest Month: April – 182 mm at Mt Duneed;
Driest Months: Jan, Feb & May – 16 mm;
No of Days above 30°C: 24 (Average 24.5);
Number of “Thunder Days” in Urban area: 16;
Number of severe storms: 5;
Strongest Wind Gust: 130kph at Lovely Banks on 16th March.
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