This year’s rainfall total of 227 millimetres at Longerenong to the end of November is the area’s seventh-lowest since 1889.
Figures compiled by experienced Longerenong College weather recorder Brett Allender show 2018 so far has also been the driest year in the Longerenong area for more than 10 years.
The next lowest was when a total of 191.4mm of rain was measured at Longerenong in 2006.
As the wait for decent rain continues, Mr Allender said this year’s spring rainfall total of 48.4mm was less than half of the area’s long-term average figure of 113mm.
Spring 2018 was also the driest September, October and November combined since 39.8mm was recorded in spring 2008.
The largest drop of rain was measured on October 10, when 16.8mm fell.
The next-highest was 8.8mm early the following month.
The average maximum temperature of 22.6 degrees recorded in Longerenong this spring was higher than the long-term average of 21 degrees.
However, it was lower than the 23.3 degrees recorded in 2017.
Longerenong's hottest spring day this year came on November 1, when a top temperature of 36.4 degrees was recorded.
The coldest daily maximum came on September 2, with a top of 13.1 degrees.
The overnight temperature dropped below zero on 12 days at Longerenong in spring, with all but one of these days being in September.
The lowest of these temperatures was minus 3.8 on September 16.