SUMMARY OF NOTEWORTHY POINTS*:
Key Points – Warmer; well above average rainfall, catchments up to 74%.
- Warmer year than average, by 0.2 degree. Winter and spring cooler, autumn warmer.
- No new extreme records set.
- 6th wettest spring (266 mm) since 1876.
- Total annual rainfall of 656 mm is well above average, due to La Nina and negative IOD. Although Mt Duneed only 583 mm with faulty BoM gauge. (Annual average 530 mm).
- Hottest day: 11th Jan: 44.9 degrees
Warmest night: 12th Jan: 21.9 degrees
Coldest day: 29th June: 9.9 degrees
Coldest night: 16th June: minus 0.4 degrees
- Wettest 24 hours: several days >20 mm at Mt Duneed recorded during Nov.
- Wettest month: October – 87.8 mm at Mt Duneed. 110 mm over urban area.
- Driest month: January: 18.0 mm at Mt Duneed.
- Number of days above 30 degrees C: 21 (average is 21).
- Number of Thunder Days: 14 (average is 11).
- Number of severe storms: 4.
- Strongest wind gust: 102 kph at Mt Duneed on 5th Sept.
- Number of windy days where gusts exceeded 60kph: 48. (66 in 2009).
- Windiest month: August (9 days with gusts >60kph).
- Calmest month: November (1 gusts >60 kph).
- Other interesting features:
- Water catchments grew from 28-74%.
- 1 willy-willy caused local damage in February at Norlane.
- Weeaproinah rain in August new record (575 mm) for all months.
- Geelong’s wettest year since 2001.
- 8 frosts (when air temps <2 degrees C). Average is 15.
* Figures derived from sources at Geelong Weather Services and Bureau of Meteorology.
© Geelong Weather Services, 2011