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by stevco123
Thu May 09, 2024 11:52 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Slow moving easterly trough: May 9-12
Replies: 29
Views: 928

Slow moving easterly trough: May 9-12

Had our first short but quite heavy shower earlier. Bizarre experiencing almost stormy weather with the barometer at 1032 hPa :? (I'm weather-confused a lot these days.) We’ve now had about 15mm with a barometer above 1035hPa. Been foggy to sea level for 48 hours and barely stopped dripping on us. ...
by stevco123
Mon Apr 08, 2024 10:45 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: ECL and cold fronts 5 April - 12 April
Replies: 23
Views: 1573

ECL and cold fronts 5 April - 12 April

22mm in the cbd, compared to 3 to 5 elsewhere in the metro so far. Must've been heavy stuff
by stevco123
Mon Mar 11, 2024 10:59 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: When will it rain? 1 March -?
Replies: 43
Views: 2425

When will it rain? 1 March -?

Really muggy 21C max here. Still had fog in the trees at noon. Cool change with a bit of rain inbound overnight. Unfortunately a dry front for vic, but then some showers for Wednesday and Thursday. Just enjoy this heat after cold Nov Dec Jan It’s been way warmer than average. OZ just had its third ...
by stevco123
Sat Mar 09, 2024 2:14 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: When will it rain? 1 March -?
Replies: 43
Views: 2425

When will it rain? 1 March -?

A very concerning few days ahead with regard to fire potential. Hope everyone stays safe. It's already pushing 30c here this morning. Not too windy at the moment, but will likely strengthen as the day goes on. What a summer. Over the past 6 weeks, we've had just 14mm. During the 6 weeks prior to th...
by stevco123
Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:24 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Becoming hot again: February 26-
Replies: 21
Views: 1583

Becoming hot again: February 26-

For those of you who do work at BoM, can you please make the suggestion that Total Fire Bans are included in your warnings, like they used to be in years gone by?
I hear from so many people that they had no idea today was a TFB in Melbourne because it didn't say it on the BoM website.
by stevco123
Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:48 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Becoming hot again: February 26-
Replies: 21
Views: 1583

Becoming hot again: February 26-

Don't be fooled. It definitely was a miss by the BoM in terms of forecasting, but the hottest part of the day is yet to come and will be between 5 and 7pm.
by stevco123
Sat Feb 24, 2024 6:33 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Becoming hot again: February 26-
Replies: 21
Views: 1583

Becoming hot again: February 26-

Typical Melbourne summer now, as predicted by long term weather forecasters.
5 to 6 days of cool weather, followed by 1 to 2 days of heat. Love it.
Big turn in the weather come mid March
by stevco123
Thu Feb 22, 2024 5:08 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Warm to hot with mostly dry changes. February 20-28
Replies: 24
Views: 1696

Warm to hot with mostly dry changes. February 20-28

Did not expect the smoke to make it in outer south east Melbourne that quick, by then again I've forgotten how dynamic big fires are.
Red sky now, alternating with cloud
by stevco123
Sat Feb 17, 2024 2:33 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Becoming hot ahead of a change with possible rain and storms: February 10-14
Replies: 45
Views: 2693

Becoming hot ahead of a change with possible rain and storms: February 10-14

As expected and forecast by long range weather forecasters weeks ago (not BoM), February is proving to be warm to hot and dry, after a wet January.
March should see rapid deterioration and back to several months of above average rain.
by stevco123
Thu Feb 15, 2024 12:36 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Becoming hot ahead of a change with possible rain and storms: February 10-14
Replies: 45
Views: 2693

Becoming hot ahead of a change with possible rain and storms: February 10-14

Nobody talking about how cold it was this morning for this time of year. 7.6 in Cranbourne, the coldest February morning in 12 years through my records. Coldstream down to 3.6, and 4.0 at Sheaoks. Most of the metro was down below 9. South west Victoria had several places in the 3s and 4s. Beautiful ...
by stevco123
Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:45 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Becoming hot ahead of a change with possible rain and storms: February 10-14
Replies: 45
Views: 2693

Becoming hot ahead of a change with possible rain and storms: February 10-14

Well that was it for summer then. Early autumn for sure. Trees going yellow, and tonight most of Victoria is heading for a minimum under 10 degrees.
Still warm days to come ofcourse but this summer is a write off
by stevco123
Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:03 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Becoming hot ahead of a change with possible rain and storms: February 10-14
Replies: 45
Views: 2693

Becoming hot ahead of a change with possible rain and storms: February 10-14

Any chance the 500 kV towers going down near Lara was due to a tornado? Quite extreme damage tbh. I was thinking the same thing, and trying to get observations but data is scarce thanks to our vast empty country. Could be a very strong microburst. Hopefully someone is in the area assessing the dama...
by stevco123
Tue Feb 13, 2024 3:21 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Becoming hot ahead of a change with possible rain and storms: February 10-14
Replies: 45
Views: 2693

Becoming hot ahead of a change with possible rain and storms: February 10-14

Edit: that was a microburst. We are stuck inside our kids' classroms. No one is leaving the school. Absolute mayhem
by stevco123
Tue Feb 13, 2024 2:09 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Becoming hot ahead of a change with possible rain and storms: February 10-14
Replies: 45
Views: 2693

Becoming hot ahead of a change with possible rain and storms: February 10-14

Storm sirens going off in the golf course across the road. Radar looks ominous for an isolated cell here. Very dark clouds- the type of weather we got in the 90s after a hot day 😁😁😁
by stevco123
Mon Feb 12, 2024 4:08 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Becoming hot ahead of a change with possible rain and storms: February 10-14
Replies: 45
Views: 2693

Becoming hot ahead of a change with possible rain and storms: February 10-14

Nothing beats a strong sea breeze to cool off the day, if you're lucky to be on the coast.
Funnily enough it's still 34 in Cranbourne, but 29 in Cranbourne east.

27 in the city now, after a max of 36
by stevco123
Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:11 am
Forum: General Weather Archives
Topic: A hot start to February with gusty winds.
Replies: 23
Views: 2235

Re: A hot start to February with gusty winds.

Long range weather forecasters have been saying for months that February will be be dry and warm, followed by a VERY wet few months as La Nina ramps up again.
I'd say enjoy this weather while it lasts.
by stevco123
Wed Jan 24, 2024 9:41 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Becoming warm to hot, followed by showers: January 22-27
Replies: 41
Views: 3582

Re: Becoming warm to hot, followed by showers: January 22-27

Looks like a lot of lightening around Melbs to start the day. All high based and really fast moving. Not seeing much weather today for most of us from about 8am. Record or near record heat to our north with both day and highs being approached or broken, but we sit south of it all. Great :) Typical ...
by stevco123
Sun Jan 21, 2024 4:42 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Developing low with more rain and storms: January 15-20
Replies: 58
Views: 5568

Re: Developing low with more rain and storms: January 15-20

James wrote: Sun Jan 21, 2024 1:52 pm You must have more sun there away from the hills then, good for you, not so here in Boronia, today its drizzle and dark all day....
Definitely no more sunny days than you, but my garden is in the open and the soil has great drainage which doesn't allow for rotten roots