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by stevco123
Sat Feb 24, 2024 6:33 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Becoming hot again: February 26-
Replies: 4
Views: 254

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: 1217

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: 2233

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: 2233

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: 2233

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: 2233

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: 2233

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: 2233

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: 2233

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: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: A hot start to February with gusty winds.
Replies: 23
Views: 1883

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: 3069

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: 4994

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
by stevco123
Sun Jan 21, 2024 11:20 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Developing low with more rain and storms: January 15-20
Replies: 58
Views: 4994

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

I've had the best tomatoes in years. Perfect weather. Just enough sun and plenty of watering. Poor soil with bad drainage is what makes them rot, and having them in a shady area. February to be a bit more warmer and drier than the last few months followed by a cool and wet March, which will mark the...
by stevco123
Fri Jan 19, 2024 9:42 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Developing low with more rain and storms: January 15-20
Replies: 58
Views: 4994

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

A surprising 9mm this morning between 3am and 8am. Seems we were caught in a train of showers as other areas only had 0-2mm
by stevco123
Tue Jan 16, 2024 1:40 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Developing low with more rain and storms: January 15-20
Replies: 58
Views: 4994

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

Moorabbin, 40mm in 15 minutes. Oh boy 😳😳😳
by stevco123
Sat Jan 13, 2024 12:30 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Developing low with more rain and storms: January 15-20
Replies: 58
Views: 4994

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

Cloudy, chance of a shower. Can BoM look out the window now and change their forecast? Looks like a wet day ahead. Another fail
by stevco123
Mon Jan 08, 2024 1:10 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Deepening low with rains and storms: January 7-10
Replies: 70
Views: 6050

Re: Deepening low with rains and storms: January 7-10

The one gauge 6 million people will be hearing about tonight and talk about has now passed 59mm for the event: the Melbourne CBD gauge.

Over a months' worth in 24 hours
by stevco123
Mon Jan 08, 2024 8:49 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Deepening low with rains and storms: January 7-10
Replies: 70
Views: 6050

Re: Deepening low with rains and storms: January 7-10

100% humidity, rain coming straight down, no wind. Definitely feels like far north Queensland out there.

14mm in half an hour, 45mm since 9am yesterday, and the nearby Melbourne Water gauge confirms that with 46mm.
Radar looks interesting.