(Most figures are from the Bureau of Meteorology station at Mount Duneed – called “Geelong AP AWS”, and averages from 1983-2007)
|Month||Weather Conditions||Temps (deg C)||Rainfall (mm)||Cumulative Rainfall||Comments|
|JAN||Hotter by 1.8 deg. Highest 40.6C on 10th. 6 days >30C. 2 very windy days >60kph. Highest 70kph at Mt D on 11th. No severe storms.||Av max 26.1 Jan av max. is 24.2. Av min 14.6. Av is 12.9.||Mt Duneed 9.4 mm. Urban area averaged 8.0 mm.
January normal is 36.9 mm.
|Mt Duneed 9.4 mm.
Urban area 8.0 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (1 month) is 36.9 mm.
|Very low rainfalls right across region but very humid (>80%) at times. One 36-hour period >80% RH on 19th-20th. Only 5 rain days. Catchments 33.5%. Highest min temp 22.0 C on 1st.|
|FEB||Cooler by 1.15 deg. Highest 36.5C on 19th; lowest max 17.6 on 20th. 5 very windy days incl 72kph at Mt D on 23rd. 4 days >30 deg.||Av max 23.1. Feb av max. is 24.9. Av min 13.0. Av is 13.5.||Mt Duneed 28.8 mm. Urban area averaged 26.0 mm. February normal is 31.1.||Mt Duneed 38.2 mm. Urban area 34 mm. Normal Geelong cumulative total (2 months) is 68.0 mm.||Most areas below av rain. Lara 14 mm, West Barwon 35 mm. Catchments 31%. 11 rain days. Dereel area received 100 mm on 6th. I thunder day – no severe storms.|
|MAR||Warmer by 1.4 deg. Hottest March day recorded: 41.5C on 16th. 8 days >30 deg. 3 very windy days (74 kph at Mt D on 14th).||Av max 26.0.
March av max. is 22.9. Av min 11.7.
Av is 12.0.
|Mt Duneed 19.4 mm
Urban area averaged 20.0 mm.
March normal is 30.3.
|Mt Duneed 57.6 mm.
Urban area 54 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (3 months) is 98.3 mm.
|Geelong and Golden Plains only 40-50% of average rain, Otways better. Catchments 28%. 10 rain days. 2 thunder days but no severe storms.|
|APR||Colder by 0.5 degree. 1 day >30 deg (11th). Lowest minimum 3.2 deg on 30th. 3 very windy days, incl 100 kph on 2nd. 1 severe wind storm with damage and red rain on 2nd.||Av max 20.5
April av max. is 20.1. Av min 8.2.
Av is 9.5.
|Mt Duneed 10.2 mm
Urban area averaged 8.0 mm.
April normal is 48.3.
|Mt Duneed 67.8 mm.
Urban area 62 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (4 months) is 146.6 mm.
|Very poor rainfall despite La Nina year. 14 rain days. Catchments 26%. Most fronts weakening and heading to SE. Models giving conflicting outlooks.
|MAY||Colder by 0.3 degrees. 2 frost days – lowest min 1.6C on 24th. Coldest max 12.0C on 17th, warmest 21.5C on 15th. Autumn temps overall warmer by 0.6C.||Av max 17.2
May av max is 17.1.
Av min 7.1.
Av is 7.8.
|Mt Duneed 30.6
Urban area averaged 34 mm
May normal is 49.5.
|Mt Duneed 98.4 mm.
Urban area 96 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (5 months) is 197.6 mm.
|Another below average rainfall month. 12 rain days, catchments 25.3%. No storms. 1 very windy day (72kph at Mt Duneed on 2nd). Autumn rain 62mm – half of long-term mean (lowest 10%).|
|JUNE||Warmer by 1.5 degrees. Only 1 frost day (-0.2 on 2nd.) Warmest day 18.4 on 17th. 5 very windy days incl 91kph at Mt Duneed on 30th.||Av max 15.6
June av max is 14.4.
Av min 7.8 .
Av is 6.1.
|Mt Duneed 21.0.
Urban area averaged 20 mm.
June normal is 45.0.
|Mt Duneed 119.4 mm.
Urban area 116 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (6 months) is 242.6 mm.
|Disastrous 6 months – Jan-June lowest rain since 1967 and 2nd lowest ever. Catchments 25%. 1 storm at Anakie on 19th (19mm in 1 hour).|
|JULY||Colder by 0.95 degree. 9 frosts, incl lowest temp minus 0.2 on 25th. 4 very windy days incl 87kph gust on 1st. Lowest max 10.5 on 27th. Sun halo photographed on 25th.||Av max 13.5
July av max is 13.9.
Av min 4.0.
Av is 5.4.
|Mt Duneed 57.8.
Urban area averaged 58.
July normal is 50.5.
|Mt Duneed 177.2 mm.
Urban area 174 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (7 months) is 293.1 mm.
|Above average rains received in Geelong and average in Otways catchment (now 26%). 14 mm at Mt Duneed on 1st. 1 thunder-lightning day on evening of 27th. No storms.|
|AUG||Colder by 0.95 degree. 3 frosts, lowest 0.1C on 8th. Coldest day 11C on 21st. Overall winter temps 0.3 C below mean; coldest since 1998. 6 very windy days incl 83kph on 1st.||Av max 13.8
Aug av max is 15.0.
Av min 5.1
Av is 5.8.
|Mt Duneed 38.6.
Urban area averaged 40.
August normal is 49.6.
|Mt Duneed 215.8 mm.
Urban area 214 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (8 months) is 342.7 mm.
|Average to below average rains generally. Waterspout photographed at 13th Beach on 7th. 1 hail / thunder day in city on 22nd. Hail at Little River on 7th. Catchments now 30.7%. No storms.|
|SEPT||Warmer by 0.45 degree. Mins lower and maxes higher than av. Warmest 27.4C on 26th; 1 frost (1.8C) on 4th. 10 very windy days >60kph (See Comments)||Av max 17.6
Sept av max is 16.5.
Av min 6.4.
Av is 6.6.
|Mt Duneed 34.2.
Urban area averaged 26.
September normal is 50.7.
|Mt Duneed 250.0mm.
Urban area 240 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (9 months) is 393.4 mm.
|Our 8th below av rainfall month for the year. Whole region about 60% of av. Catchment now 31% and dropping. 2 severe wind events on 14th (94 kph) and 15th (100 kph) – minor damage.|
|OCT||Warmer by 1.1 degree. New record minimum 0.6C on 23rd. 3 frosts. 6 very windy days – max 69kph on 3rd. 5 days >30C. (32.9C on 18th).||Av max 21.1
Oct av max is 18.5
Av min 7.2.
Av is 7.6.
|Mt Duneed 11.2.
Urban area averaged 11.
October normal is 57.1.
|Mt Duneed 261.2 mm.
Urban area 251 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (10 months) is 450.5 mm.
|Another well below average month.
1 thunder day on 30th. Light mud rain and virga on 26th, 27th. 9 rain days (av = 15). Catchment now 29.2%.
|NOV||Warmer by 0.7 degree. No frosts – lowest 2.6C on 5th. 3 days > 30 deg, incl max 35.6C on 13th. 6 days >60 kph but little damage reported.||Av max 21.6
Nov av max is 20.4.
Av min 9.7.
Av is 9.4.
|Mt Duneed 31.8.
Urban area averaged 30.
November normal is 49.5.
|Mt Duneed 293.0 mm.
Urban area 281 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (11 months) is 500.0 mm.
|Drought continues. Driest spring since 1982. 3 thunder days but no severe storms. Cut-off lows in final week too far east to bring good rain.|
|DEC||Fractionally cooler by 0.25 deg. Lowest min 3.3 C on 4th. 3 days >30 deg, incl max 35.0 on 22nd. 4 very windy days with gusts >60 kph.||Av max 22.2
Dec av max is 22.6.
Av min 10.9.
Av is 11.0.
|Mt Duneed 74.6.
Urban area averaged 80.
December normal is 38.5.
|Mt Duneed 367.6 mm
Urban area 361 mm.
Normal Geelong cumulative total (12 months) is 538.5 mm.
|Good rains on 12th-13th across region saw catchments rise to 28.6%. No storms. Very low MSLP at 3pm on 13th – 995.4 hPa.|
OVERALL: New records (extremes) set: (2) Hottest March day (41.5C), Coldest October night (0.6C); Tornadoes: Nil -but waterspout at 13th Beach on 7th Aug; Hottest Day:16th March – 41.5C; Warmest Night: 1st Jan – 22.0 C; Coldest Day: 10.5 C on 27th July; Coldest Night: Minus 0.2 on 2nd June; Wettest Day: 48.4 mm to 9am on 13th Dec; Wettest Month: December 74.6mm; Driest Month: January 9.4 mm; No of Days above 30°C: 30 (average 21); Number of “Thunder Days” in Urban area: 9 (23 in 2007); Number of severe storms: 1; Strongest Wind Gust:100 kph on 2nd April & 15th Sept; Number of frosts: 19 (av = 15); Number of windy days (gusts >60kph): 55 (60 in 2007).
Copyright Ó Geelong Weather Services, 2008