|Jan 1st was the coldest since 1970. 4 days over 30 degrees, incl 37.4 max on 26th. Coolest max was 17.9 on 21st.||Average max 23.1 Jan average max. is 25.2. Average min 11.7. Avis 13.6.||Mt Duneed 17 mm. Urban area averaged 18 mm. January normal is 34.3 mm.||Mt Duneed 17 mm. Urban area 18 mm. Normal Geelong cumulative total (1 month) is 34.3 mm.||1 thunder day on 26th but little rain; heavy mammatus clouds on 11th and 2 funnels seen in Melb on 2nd and 25th. One windy day on 7th. Water level now 88%.|
|Below average temps ended the coldest summer recorded. Only 4 days reached 30 deg (total 9 for summer cf average 13.3) Top temp 36.6 on 14th.||Average max.23.8. Feb average max. is 25.6. Average min 12.9. Average is 14.1 deg.||Mt Duneed 58.1 mm. Urban area averaged 45 mm. February normal is 37.6.||Mt Duneed 75.1 mm. Urban area 63 mm. Normal Geelong cumulative total (2 months) is 71.9 mm.||4 thunder days; 3 funnel clouds and 1 waterspout. Lightning caused grass fires Bell Pen on 20th. Heavy rain on 8th (Torquay 95mm) caused severe flash floods in region.|
|Sixth month in a row of below average temps. 4 days over 30 deg. Top 35.3 on 18th. Max temp on 25th reached 27.5 deg at 12.30 am.||Average max 23.0
March average max. is 23.5. Average min 11.9. Average is 12.8.
|Mt Duneed 6.8. Urban area averaged 12 mm. March normal is 34.6.||Mt Duneed 81.9 mm. Urban area 75 mm. Normal Geelong cumulative total (3 months) is 116.2 mm.||1 thunder day with spectacular lightning and rotating wall cloud on 25th. Sun halo on 16th. “Fog cool change” at Leopold on the 7th.|
|0.6 deg above average. Most of the month dry, dominated by high pressure ridges and southeasterlies.||Average max 21.5
April average max. is 20.3. Average min 10.2.
Average is 10.2.
|Mt Duneed 26.8.
Urban area averaged 28 mm.
April normal is 39.2.
|Mt Duneed 108.7 mm.
Urban area 103 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (4 months) is 155.4 mm.
|1 thunder day; 2 fogs. Best rain day was 12-13th: 20 mm plus across urban area. Otherwise very dry and settled. El Nino predicted by 7/11 models for later in autumn.|
|Temperatures average; daily max 0.9 above, min 1.1 below.||Average max 18.1 May average max is 17.2.
Average min 7.0.
Average is 8.1.
|Mt Duneed 49.6.
Urban area averaged 45.0 mm
May normal is 47.2.
|Mt Duneed 158.3 mm.
Urban area 148 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (5 months) is 202.6 mm.
|1 thunder day (19th). Strong winds on 16th (to 82 kph at Leopold). Ist half of month very dry. Most Otways areas below average rainfall. Some coastal falls well above.|
|Lowest –0.2 deg on 19th. Hail on 12th, windy (100+ kph) at Pt L on 7th and 25th. Cold westerlies increased wind chill effect.||Average max 15.2
June average max is 14.3.
Average min 6.6.
Average is 5.9.
|Mt Duneed 55.4.
Urban area averaged 55 mm.
June normal is 43.3.
|Mt Duneed 213.7 mm.
Urban area 203.0 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (6 months) is 245.9 mm.
|Otways – Geelong above av rain; other areas to north and east drier.
Features observed: moonbow (25th), blue-sky rainbow (13th), Lightning without thunder, moon corona.
|Temperatures over 1 degree warmer than normal. SOI falling (-7.12) and Barwon Water 72.3%. BoM not sure about El Nino. -0.4C on 11th.||Average max 15.2 July average max is 13.9.
Average min 6.0.
Average is 5.1.
|Mt Duneed 30.0.
Urban area averaged 38.0.
July normal is 41.9.
|Mt Duneed 243.7 mm.
Urban area 241.0 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (7 months) is 287.8 mm.
|Most areas well below average rain. Features: Sun Dog (photo) on10th, gigantic sun (photo) 6th, mirage (Fata Morgana) on 28th. Strong winds (>80kph) on 6th & 9th. Hail on 5th & 9th|
|Temps cooler than long-term average. SOI –14.3 decr rapidly. Coolest day 10.8C on 12th. Coolest night -1.2C on 26th.||Average max 15.2 Aug average max is 15.1.
Average min 5.3
Average is 5.7.
|Mt Duneed 36.2.
Urban area averaged 32.0.
August normal is 47.3.
|Mt Duneed 279.9 mm.
Urban area 273.0 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (8 months) is 335.1 mm.
|Rainfall generally around 65-70% of average. Snow fell at Beech Forest on 12th. Geelong (Mt Duneed) –1.2 degrees on 26th & 0.7 on 27th. Max 19.9 on 10th.|
|Slightly warmer than normal. Very windy (gusts >60kph) on 12 days. Top 28.4C on 15th, min 12.4C on 28th. Overnight min 1.5C on 12th.||Average max 18.1
Sept average max is 16.7.
Average min 6.4.
Average is 6.8.
|Mt Duneed 35.0.
Urban area averaged 32.
September normal is 53.2.
|Mt Duneed 314.9 mm.
Urban area 305 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (9 months) is 388.3 mm.
|Rain >100% in Otways down to <60% at Geelong due to westerlies rain shadow effect. Sleet at Leopold on 28th (max 12.4C). Light hail on 25th. Water storages at 77%.|
|I day over 30 deg; top temp 31.1 deg on 18th. 11 days of very strong wind gusts over 60 kph, incl 107 kph on 18th at Leopold.||Average max 19.3
Oct average max is 18.1
Average min 7.8
Average is 8.4.
|Mt Duneed 27.2
Urban area averaged 27.0.
October normal is 62.0.
|Mt Duneed 342.1 mm.
Urban area 332 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (10 months) is 451.7 mm.
|Rain in lowest 20th percentile. Otways catchments still at 75% of capacity. Two severe storm days: 13th & 18th. Intense t/storms on 12-13th killed 2 horses at Moolap.|
|3 days over 30 deg; top temp 35.2 on 12th. 2 thunder days, 1 hail and 2 days of strong wind gusts >60 kph.||Average max 21.5 Nov average max is 21.2.
Average min 9.1
Average is 10.2.
|Mt Duneed 27.8.
Urban area averaged 24.
November normal is 51.9.
|Mt Duneed 369.9mm.
Urban area 356 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (11 months) is 503.6 mm.
|Poor rains of 50% across region. Water catchments now 72%. Most fell in storms between 24-26th. One severe storm with winds >90 kph on 12th caused damage in N. suburbs.|
|Generally cooler than av. 4 days over 30 deg. Top temp 36.6C on 2nd. 2 strong wind days >80 kph gusts; I hail day; 1 fog on 20th. 1 severe storm.||Average max 22.6
Dec average max is 24.0.
Average min 11.7
Average is 12.0.
|Mt Duneed 31.0.
Urban area averaged 25 mm.
December normal is 44.9.
|Mt Duneed 400.9mm
Urban area 381 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (12 months) is 548.5 mm.
|Low rainfall (around 70% of mean). Most fell on 30-31st. Water catchments 65%. El Nino signs diminishing.|
New records (extremes) set:
2001-2 summer coldest on record;
Slightly cooler year than normal:
Summer was 2 degrees cooler and winter 0.7 degrees warmer than normal;
Hottest Day: 37.4°C on 26th Jan;
Coldest Day: 10.8°C on 12th August;
Coldest Night: -1.2°C on 26th August;
Wettest Day: 95 mm at Torquay on 8th Feb;
Wettest Month: 55 mm at Geelong in June;
Driest Month: March 6.8 mm at Mt Duneed;
No of Days above 30°C: 20 (Average 24.5);
Number of “Thunder Days” in Urban area: 12;
Number of severe storms: 9;
Strongest Wind Gust: 112 kph at Pt Lonsdale on 7th June.
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