(Temperature figures are from the Bureau of Meteorology station at Mount Duneed)
|Month||Weather Conditions||Temps (deg C)||Rainfall (mm)||Cumulative Rainfall||Comments|
|JAN||Warmer than av by 0.9 deg. 5 days > 30 deg, incl 43.7 on 22nd and 40.3 on 26th.Hottest night 22.4 on 27th.
Anakie bushfires 25-27th.
|Av max 25.1 Jan av max. is 25.2. Av min 14.5. Av is 13.6.||Mt Duneed 26.8 mm. Urban area averaged 40 mm.January normal is 40.1 mm.||Mt Duneed 26.8 mm.Urban area 40 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (1 month) is 40.1 mm.
|1 severe storm on 21st from Corio to Curlewis – FF and large hail. 5 windy days (max 76kph on 22nd). 2 thunder days.Water storages 39% and falling.|
|FEB||Cooler than av for first time since March, 2005. 1.4 deg below long-term av. Hottest day 38.3 (24th). 3 days > 30 deg, warmest night 19.3 (25th)||Av max 23.8 Feb av max. is 25.6. Av min 13.1 . Av is 14.1C||Mt Duneed 16.0 mm. Urban area averaged 20 mm. February normal is 36.4.||Mt Duneed 42.8 mm. Urban area 60 mm. Normal Geelong cumulative total (2 months) is 76.5 mm.||No severe storms; 3 windy days (max 63 kph); 1 thunder day & lightning (26th).Water storages 34%.|
|MAR||Warmer by 0.35 deg.5 Days over 30 deg.
Hottest day 39.4 on 12th
Coldest 19.9 on 14th.
Some minor local fogs.
|Av max 24.8March av max. is 23.5. Av min 12.2.
Av is 12.8.
|Mt Duneed 7.0 mmUrban area averaged 8 mm.
March normal is 31.8.
|Mt Duneed 49.8 mm.Urban area 68 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (3 months) is 108.3 mm.
|A very dry, calm, stable month with no heavy rain or severe storms, and only 3 windy days >60 kph. No strong cold fronts.Water storages now below 30%|
|APR||Cooler by 1.4 deg. 5th coolest in last 50 yrs. No days >30 deg. Coldest day 23rd (14.7). Lowest min 2.7 on 17th. No thunder days or severe storms||Av max 18.7April av max. is 20.3. Av min 8.7.
Av is 10.2.
|Mt Duneed 29.4.Urban area averaged 27 mm.
April normal is 41.6.
|Mt Duneed 79.2 mm.Urban area 95 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (4 months) is 149.9 mm.
|Below av rainfall locally, better in Otways. Hail at Corio on 21st. 9 very windy days (max 80kph on 5th)Water storages to 27% and pumping resumed at Barwon Downs.|
|MAY||Cooler by 1.0 degree. Top temp 19.6 on 2nd; coldest 12.4 on 22nd. 2 frost days (30th = 2.0, 31st = 0.6. 2 foggy days (17th & 23rd). 3 very windy.||Av max 15.8May av max is 17.2.
Av min 7.5.
Av is 8.1.
|Mt Duneed 70.4Urban area averaged 50 mm
May normal is 48.0.
|Mt Duneed 149.6 mm.Urban area 145 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (5 months) is 197.9 mm.
|Average rainfall but lower in OtwaysWettest day 37.8 mm on 1st at Mt D but urban area only 5-20 mm. Water catchments 26.2%. No storms. Windy days: 3rd, 7th (74kph), & 9th.|
|JUNE||Coldest June since 1973; cooler by 1.25 deg. Top temp 16.7 on 22nd, coldest 9.8 on 9th. Lowest min -0.5 on 28th. 7 frosts; 2 widespread fogs.||Av max 13.6June av max is 14.3.
Av min 4.1.
Av is 5.9.
|Mt Duneed 16.0.Urban area averaged 20 mm.
June normal is 42.6.
|Mt Duneed 165.6 mm.Urban area 165 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (6 months) is 240.5 mm.
|Below av rain everywhere. Driest June since 1984. Water storages 24.8%. No storms. 1 windy day (67kph on 11th). Dominance of high pressure systems. Weak El Nino.|
|JULY||Warmer than average by 0.55 deg. Coldest day 11.5C on 19th, warmest 17C on 28th. 3 frosts, 3 foggy days. Coldest night -0.8C on 21st.||Av max 14.1July av max is 13.9.
Av min 5.9.
Av is 5.1.
|Mt Duneed 27.8.Urban area averaged 27.
July normal is 43.0.
|Mt Duneed 193.4 mm.Urban area 192 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (7 months) is 283.5 mm.
|Below av rain almost everywhere (but Mt Sabine 330mm). Water storages 28.9%). No storms. 5 windy days (72kph on 30th) Highs dominated and fronts weakened.|
|AUG||Warmer than average by 0.2 deg. Minimums cooler but maximums higher. Coldest day 11.1C on 24th, warmest 22.9C on 31st. 3 frosts, incl -0.8C on 7th..||Av max 16.1Aug av max is 15.1.
Av min 4.9
Av is 5.7.
|Mt Duneed 24.2.Urban area averaged 29.0.
August normal is 46.4.
|Mt Duneed 217.6 mm.Urban area 221.0 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (8 months) is 329.9 mm.
|Well below av rain everywhere. Water storages 29.1%. No storms. 5 windy days (78kph on 17th). Weak El Nino continues, highs dominate and cold fronts slip to SE.|
|SEPT||Warmer than average by 0.65 deg. Mins lower and maxes higher. 2 frosts, incl 1.8C on 25th. Hottest day 29.6 on 19th (hottest since 1987).||Av max 18.2Sept av max is 16.7.
Av min 6.6.
Av is 6.8.
|Mt Duneed 32.0.Urban area averaged 32.
September normal is 55.5.
|Mt Duneed 249.6 mm.Urban area 253mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (9 months) is 385.4 mm.
|Dry spell continues all across region. Water storages 30.1%. El Nino continues. Many clear sunny days with ineffective cold fronts. No storms. 7 windy days incl 113kph at Pt Wilson on 19th (northerly).|
|OCT||Cooler than average by 0.5 deg. Mins lower and maxes higher. 3 frosts, incl 1.2C on 10th. 4 days > 30 deg. Hottest Oct day 37.1 on 12th beat record by 2 deg.||Av max 20.7Oct av max is 19.0
Av min 5.8
Av is 8.5.
|Mt Duneed 11.2Urban area averaged 9.
October normal is 62.6.
|Mt Duneed 260.8 mm.Urban area 262 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (10 months) is 448.0 mm.
|El Nino-induced drought continues. Water storages 27.5%. 1 severe storm with dry microburst at Corio on 17th. No thunder days; 8 very windy days incl 120kph gust at Corio on 17th.|
|NOV||Cooler than average by 0.7 deg. 3 days >30 deg, incl 37.3 on 30th after 4.9 overnight. 3rd coldest Nov day on 15th – with wind, rain,hail (13.0). Light snow You Yangs & Otways.||Av max 21.1Nov av max is 21.2.
Av min 8.9.
Av is 10.2.
|Mt Duneed 14.8.Urban area averaged 16.
November normal is 46.2.
|Mt Duneed 275.6 mm.Urban area 278 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (11 months) is 494.2 mm.
|Severe drought continues. Lowest spring rain (56mm) since1896. 1 severe wind storm on 21st (104kph) causing property damage. Water storages 25.4%. 7 very windy days >60kph. 2 thunder days & 1 hail.|
|DEC||Cooler than average by 1.2 deg. 6 days >30 deg, incl 37.3 on 9th & 10th. Coldest day Xmas day (15.2) incl hail in places. No severe storms. 3rd driest year in Geelong’s history.||Av max 23.3Dec av max is 24.0.
Av min 10.3.
Av is 12.0.
|Mt Duneed 9.8.Urban area averaged 8m.
December normal is 47.3.
|Mt Duneed 285.4 mmUrban area 286 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (12 months) is 541.5 mm.
|Drought continues with very dry continental air. Six days of smoky haze from E. Vic bushfires. 1 thunder day (10th). Water supplies down to 22%. 8 very windy days incl 74kph on 22nd.|
OVERALL: New records (extremes) set: Hottest October day (37.1); Driest spring since 1896; Lowest rainfall since 1982; Cooler year than normal: Mean 14.1 cf 14.5 degrees; Hottest Day: 22nd Jan 43.7; Warmest Night: 27th Jan 22.4; Coldest Day: 9.8 deg on 9th June; Coldest Night: -0.8 deg on 7th August; Wettest Day: 38mm at Mt Duneed on 1st May; Wettest Month: May – 70mm at Mt Duneed; Driest Month: March – 7 mm at Mt Duneed; December – 3 mm at Hamlyn Heights; No of Days above 30°C: 26; Number of “Thunder Days” in Urban area: 6; Number of severe storms: 2; Strongest Wind Gust: 104kph at Mt Duneed on 21st November; Number of frosts: 20 (av = 15); Number of windy days (gusts >60kph): 70 (last year 57).
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