IT might have been a wet and windy day for the AFL grand final but the rainfall over the weekend still did not bring Warrnambool’s September’s total close to the monthly average.
Warrnambool received 67.8 millimetres of rain for September, considerably below the average September rainfall received at Warrnambool airport of 108.8mm.
Friday and Saturday contributed good falls to the total with 10.6mm falling to 9am on Saturday and 8mm falling to 8am on Sunday.
Strong chilly winds added to the return of wintry conditions on the weekend with gusts reaching up to 80 kilometres an hour around Warrnambool between noon and 1pm on Saturday.
The September total brought rainfall so far this year to 607.8mm, above the average annual rainfall to September of 565.2mm but below the total for the same time last year of 745.8mm.
The average maximum temperature during September was 16.6 degrees, less than one degree above the long-term Warrnambool September average of 15.9 degrees.
Weather forecasters are predicting the rest of spring will be drier than average with a 70 per cent chance of the rainfall being below median from October to December.