(Temperature figures are from the Bureau of Meteorology station at Mount Duneed)
|Month||Weather Conditions||Temps (deg C)||Rainfall (mm)||Cumulative Rainfall||Comments|
|JAN||Cooler than normal by 0.55 deg. 6 days >30C; hottest 40.4C on 11th. 5 days of wind gusts >60kph. 4 thunder days. Severe storm on 26th, & hail.||Av max 25.3 Jan av max. is 25.2. Av min 12.6. Av is 13.6.||Mt Duneed 115.6 mm. Urban area averaged 92 mm.
January normal is 40.1 mm.
|Mt Duneed 115.6 mm.
Urban area 92 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (1 month) is 40.1 mm.
|Heaviest summer downpour ever (128mm at Sth Geelong on 26th in 6 hrs). Massive flash flooding and storm damage. Storm mainly urban area. Catchments 65%.|
|FEB||Coldest Feb day on 2nd (13.2C at 2pm) followed 32.4C on 1st. Coldest Feb since pre-1957 (2.4C below mean) 4 days >30C. Highest 35C on 28th.||Av max 22.8 Feb av max. is 25.6. Av min 12.1 . Av is 14.1C||Mt Duneed 127.0 mm. Urban area averaged 135mm. February normal is 36.4.||Mt Duneed 242.6 mm. Urban area 227mm. Normal Geelong cumulative total (2 months) is 76.5 mm.||Massive downpour on 1st to 3rd. Wettest 24 hours ever (130mm at Grovedale). Flash flooding, etc. Winds >60kph on 3 days. 2 thunder days, no SS. Catchments 72%.|
|MAR||Cooler than normal by 1.7 deg. 2 days >30C on 1st & 12th. Lowest min 3.6C on 26th.
No severe storms; 1 windy day >60kph on 5th.
|Av max 22.1
March av max. is 23.5. Av min 10.8.
Av is 12.8.
|Mt Duneed 6.8 mm
Urban area averaged 7 mm.
March normal is 31.8.
|Mt Duneed 249.4 mm.
Urban area 234 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (3 months) is 108.3 mm.
|Poor rainfall on just 5 days. High pressure ridges produced generally cool, settled, fine weather. Catchments 65.7%.|
|APR||Warmer than normal by 1.6 deg. Warmest April since 1968. Record 5 days > 30 deg. Incl 34.8 on 10th. 5 very windy days incl 93kph on 3rd.||Av max 23.3
April av max. is 20.3. Av min 10.4.
Av is 10.2.
|Mt Duneed 14.4.
Urban area averaged 14 mm.
April normal is 41.6.
|Mt Duneed 263.8 mm.
Urban area 248 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (4 months) is 149.9 mm.
|Poor rainfall continues. 1 thunder day; 3 fog/dew days. High pressure ridges and blocking highs caused warm, dry northerly winds. Water catchments 61%.|
|MAY||0.1 degrees warmer than normal. Max 25.9 on 4th. Min 0.7 on 20th. 1 frost on 20th, 1 fog on 9th. No very windy days. No storms.||Av max 18.2
May av max is 17.2.
Av min 7.3.
Av is 8.1.
|Mt Duneed 9.8mm.
Urban area averaged 10 mm
May normal is 48.0.
|Mt Duneed 273.6 mm.
Urban area 258 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (5 months) is 197.9 mm.
|Very poor rain month. Driest autumn on record. (31mm cf 124mm). Preponderance of large blocking highs. Water catchments 55.9%.|
|JUNE||Av min normal, av max 1.7C warmer. Month overall 0.8 degrees warmer than normal. Record daily max 23.4 C on 8th. Min 0.3C on 25th.||Av max 16.0
June av max is 14.3.
Av min 5.9.
Av is 5.9.
|Mt Duneed 50.8.
Urban area averaged 44 mm.
June normal is 42.6.
|Mt Duneed 324.4 mm.
Urban area 302 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (6 months) is 240.5 mm.
|Average rainfall month. 15 rain days. Poorer falls away from urban area. Water catchment 54.1%. 2 windy days (13th & 16th) gusts >60kph. 1 thunder day (13th); no storms.|
|JULY||Warmer by 1.2 deg, esp 4th week. Warmest 19.5C on 6th, coldest 10.3 on 12th. 2 frost days (0.0C on 21st). 6 windy days, incl 78kph gust on 16th.||Av max 15.1
July av max is 13.9.
Av min 6.3.
Av is 5.1.
|Mt Duneed 40.8.
Urban area averaged 45.
July normal is 43.0.
|Mt Duneed 365.2 mm.
Urban area 347 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (7 months) is 283.5 mm.
|Average rainfall month in Geelong but below av in surrounding districts. 20 rain days. No storms. Otways only 65% of normal rain. Water catchment 52.1%.|
|AUG||Warmer by 0.8 deg. Winter overall warmer by almost 1 deg. Lowest min minus-0.7; highest max 23.6. 1 frost; 8 windy days. (90kph on 31st).||Av max 16.0
Aug av max is 15.1.
Av min 6.4
Av is 5.7.
|Mt Duneed 55.4.
Urban area averaged 60.0.
August normal is 46.4.
|Mt Duneed 420.6 mm.
Urban area 407 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (8 months) is 329.9 mm.
|Average rainfall month in Geelong (20mm on 30-31st) but below av in most surrounding districts, incl catchments (now 55%). 2 thunder days (3rd & 30th); 1 hail day on 31st.|
|SEPT||Warmer by 0.3 degrees. Warmest day 25.9 on 9th; coolest overnight 2.0 on 1st. Coolest day 12.7 on 17th. 1 frost day (1st). 6 very windy days, incl 93kph on 15th.||Av max 17.2
Sept av max is 16.7.
Av min 6.9.
Av is 6.8.
|Mt Duneed 62.0.
Urban area averaged 63.
September normal is 55.5.
|Mt Duneed 482.6 mm.
Urban area 470mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (9 months) is 385.4 mm.
|Above average rainfall in Geelong, Bellarine & Otways generally, but below av in Moorabool catchment. Water supplies now at 61%. 3 thunder days incl spectacular lightning on 9th. No severe storms.|
|OCT||Warmer than normal (by 0.3 deg) for 7th consec month. Highest temp 23.3 on 23rd; lowest 2.5 on 15th. 6 windy days (80kph on 26th).||Av max 19.5
Oct av max is 19.0
Av min 8.6
Av is 8.5.
|Mt Duneed 35.8
Urban area averaged 38.
October normal is 62.6.
|Mt Duneed 518.4 mm.
Urban area 508 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (10 months) is 448.0 mm.
|Low rain in iimmediate district. Higher Colac to Anglesea.
2 th/l’ning days, 1 funnel photo on 21st. Severe storm at Moriac on 25th, large hail at Inverleigh. Water 53%.
|NOV||Warmer than normal by 1.1 deg, for 8th consec month. 3 days >30. Highest 33.0 on 2nd. Highest min 20.9 on 3rd. 3 windy days >60kph.||Av max 22.9
Nov av max is 21.2.
Av min 10.8.
Av is 10.2.
|Mt Duneed 33.8.
Urban area averaged 38.
November normal is 46.2.
|Mt Duneed 552.2 mm.
Urban area 546 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (11 months) is 494.2 mm.
|Most areas below average for Nov and spring. 2 thunder days, no severe storms.
Water storages 49%.
|DEC||Warmer than normal by 1.5 deg, for 9th consec month. 10 days >30 deg. 12 windy days >60kph gusts, incl 96kph on 4th.||Av max 26.5
Dec av max is 24.0.
Av min 11.0.
Av is 12.0.
|Mt Duneed 37.4.
Urban area averaged 33mm.
December normal is 47.3.
|Mt Duneed 589.6mm
Urban area 579mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (12 months) is 541.5 mm.
|Most areas below average rain. 4 thunder days, some storm damage on 4th & 15th but no severe storms. Water storages 44%.|
OVERALL: New records (extremes) set: Coldest February, Coldest February day, Wettest 24 hours, Heaviest summer downpour, Driest autumn; Warmer year than normal: By 2.4 degrees;Hottest Day: 11th Jan 40.4; Warmest Night: 26th Jan 20.5; Coldest Day: 10.3 deg on 12th July; Coldest Night: Minus 0.7 deg on 27th Aug; Wettest Day: 130mm at Grovedale on 3rd Feb; Wettest Month: February – Urban area averaged 135mm; Driest Month: March – 6.8mm at Mt Duneed; No of Days above 30°C: 30; Number of “Thunder Days” in Urban area: 21; Number of severe storms: 2; Strongest Wind Gust: 96kph on 4th Dec; Number of frosts: 5; Number of windy days (gusts> 60kph):57.
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