(Temperature figures are from the Bureau of Meteorology station at Mount Duneed)
|Month||Weather Conditions||Temps (deg C)||Rainfall (mm)||Cumulative Rainfall||Comments|
|JAN||Coldest January since 1958. 5 windy days >60kph. 2 thunder days incl 1 severe storm (29th). Only 2 days >30 degrees (19,20th).||Av max 22.5 Jan av max. is 25.2. Av min 11.3. Av is 13.6.||Mt Duneed 72.2 mm. Urban area averaged 60 mm.
January normal is 40.1 mm.
|Mt Duneed 72.2 mm.
Urban area 60 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (1 month) is 40.1 mm.
|Wettest January since 1993. Most rain (eg, 80mm at Highton) on 30th due to wrap-around cloud band. Flash flooding damage. Water catchments missed out (58%).|
|FEB||Cooler than average by 1.5 degrees, despite 6 days over 30 deg. Hottest day 40.2C on 8th. One windy day on 20th when >70kph at Mt Duneed.||Av max. 24.0 Feb av max. is 25.6. Av min 12.7. Av is 14.1 deg.||Mt Duneed 25.6 mm. Urban area averaged 24 mm. February normal is 26.4.||Mt Duneed 97.8 mm. Urban area 84 mm. Normal Geelong cumulative total (2 months) is 66.5 mm.||Dry conditions all across region.
Very stable, settled month; no thunder days or storms. >20mm recorded on 11th. Water catchments down to 54%.
|MAR||Cooler by 1.5 degrees, despite 4 days >30C. Hottest 36.2C on 4th. 3 strong wind days (>60kph at Mt D), incl 76kph on 29th.||Av max 22.0
March av max. is 23.5. Av min 11.4.
Av is 12.8.
|Mt Duneed 26.4.
Urban area averaged 24 mm.
March normal is 31.8.
|Mt Duneed 123.4 mm.
Urban area 108 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (3 months) is 98.3 mm.
|Another dry month, generally benign weather. No thunder days. 17+mm recorded on 29-30th when strong cold front crossed region.
Water catchments now below 49%.
|APR||Cooler than normal by 0.4C. 1 day over 30C. (32.6 on 14th).
4 very windy days ) when gusts > 60kph at Mt D. 1 thunder day on 29th.
|Av max 20.1
April av max. is 20.3. Av min 10.0.
Av is 10.2.
|Mt Duneed 40.0.
Urban area averaged 50 mm.
April normal is 41.6.
|Mt Duneed 163.4 mm.
Urban area 170 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (4 months) is 139.9 mm.
|Although only 8 rain days, most (>35mm) was recorded on 23rd-24th. Bellarine Pen well above av. (Clifton Springs 72mm). Water catchments now 44%.|
|MAY||Colder than average by 0.8 deg. Lowest overnight 1 deg on 14th. Warmest day 20.7 deg on 15th. 77 7 strong wind days. 2 hail days (1st & 18th).||Av max 16.4
May av max is 17.2.
Av min 7.2.
Av is 8.1.
|Mt Duneed 27.2.
Urban area averaged 30 mm
May normal is 48.0.
|Mt Duneed 190.6 mm.
Urban area 200 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (5 months) is 187.9 mm.
|15 rain days, but below av rain everywhere except Bellarine Pen. Month characterised by weakening fronts. Water catchments now 42%.|
|JUNE||Slightly warmer by 0.6 deg. Lowest 1.1 on 6th. Highest 21.4 on 8th. 10 very windy days (>60kph). 2 hail days (25th & 30th) 1 th/ l day.||Av max 14.5
June av max is 14.3.
Av min 7.0.
Av is 5.9.
|Mt Duneed 39.5.
Urban area averaged 40 mm.
June normal is 42.6.
|Mt Duneed 230.1 mm.
Urban area 240 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (6 months) is 230.5 mm.
|14 rain days; just below av rain, but all surrounding areas above av. Otways well above (Weeaproinah 416mm). Water catchments to 47%. 2 frost days (6th & 12th).|
|JULY||Temps right on average. 6 very windy days >60kph. Light snow flurries at Newtown on 7th. Light hail on 17th. Sun halo seen.||Av max 13.5
July av max is 13.9.
Av min 5.5.
Av is 5.1.
|Mt Duneed 49.8.
Urban area averaged 48.
July normal is 43.0.
|Mt Duneed 279.9 mm.
Urban area 288 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (7 months) is 273.5 mm.
|Otways-Geelong-Bell Pen all above average. Northern and NW areas generally below. Water catchments to 58%. Coldest 0.6C on 22nd; highest 17.1C on 3rd.|
|AUG||Warmer than normal by 0.4 deg. 4 very windy days >60 (12th,14th , 20th & 21st); 2 hail days (2nd & 13th) no th’storms. 3 consec days >20 deg.||Av max 15.6
Aug av max is 15.1.
Av min 6.0
Av is 5.7.
|Mt Duneed 63.0.
Urban area averaged 60.0.
August normal is 46.4.
|Mt Duneed 342.9 mm.
Urban area 333.5 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (8 months) is 319.9 mm.
|Most areas above average, especially northern and eastern suburbs & Bellarine Pen.. Otways catchment at 71%. Coldest day 14th: 9.4 deg incl strong wind chill.|
|SEPT||Slightly cooler (0.3 C) than normal. Coldest day (11.4 C) on 11th – snow at Beech Forest. Lowest min 2.6C on 20th; highest max 25.7C on 21st.||Av max 16.3
Sept av max is 16.7.
Av min 7.0.
Av is 6.8.
|Mt Duneed 54.8.
Urban area averaged 56.
September normal is 55.5.
|Mt Duneed 397.7 mm.
Urban area 389.5mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (9 months) is 375.4 mm.
|Geelong average rf; Bell Pen well above. Otways down but catchments 77%. No severe storms; only 1 strong wind day >65kph on 10th.|
|OCT||Fractionally warmer (+0.1C). 2 days >30C (11th & 12th). Top 32.6C on 12th. Coldest 13.1C on 28th. No severe storms.||Av max 19.5
Oct av max is 19.0
Av min 8.2
Av is 8.5.
|Mt Duneed 38.0
Urban area averaged 44.0.
October normal is 62.6.
|Mt Duneed 435.7 mm.
Urban area 433.5 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (10 months) is 438.0 mm.
|Geelong & most areas below av. Catchments 74%. 3 very windy days (7th, 11th, 27th) >60kph gusts. 1 thunder day (11th) and 1 light hail day (15th).|
|NOV||Slightly cooler (0.6C) than average. 2 days >30C. 2 windy days >60kph (12th & 13th). Storm damage and injury on 12th esp on Bellarine Pen.||Av max 20.7
Nov av max is 21.2.
Av min 9.5.
Av is 10.2.
|Mt Duneed 64.6.
Urban area averaged 78.
November normal is 46.2.
|Mt Duneed 500.3mm.
Urban area 511.5mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (11 months) is 484.2 mm.
|Most areas from Mt D to north and east above average. Below av in part of Otways and Golden Plains. Catchments 74%. 2 thunder days (11th & 12th).|
|DEC||Severe storms on 10th: with damage & flash flooding, lightning strikes. Slightly cooler (0.7C) than av. 1 hail day (28th) 3 days >30C.||Av max 23.0
Dec av max is 24.0.
Av min 11.6.
Av is 12.0.
|Mt Duneed 26.2.
Urban area averaged 40mm.
December normal is 47.3.
|Mt Duneed 526.2mm
Urban area 551.5mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (12 months) is 531.5 mm.
|Above av rain across Geelong.
7 thunder days between 6th &13th. Spectacular th/l on evening of 10th. 6 very windy days >60kph gusts. Water catchments 71%.
OVERALL: New records (extremes) set: Coldest January since 1958;7 thunder days in Dec (6 consec); Slightly cooler year than normal: 0.7 deg C below long-term average;Hottest Day: 8th Feb (40.2 deg); Warmest Night: 15th Feb & 6th Apr (17.4 deg); Coldest Day: 14th Aug (9.4 deg); Coldest Night: 0.6 deg on 22nd July; Wettest Day: 30th Jan 80mm at Highton; Wettest Month: January, 96mm at Highton ; Driest Month: May 15mm at Lara ; No of Days above 30°C: 20; Number of “Thunder Days” in Urban area: 14; Number of severe storms: 2; Strongest Wind Gust: 85kph at Mt Duneed on 14th June; Number of frosts: 8; Number of windy days (gusts >60kph): 52.
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