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by snowfall
Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:12 am
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

A terrible situation with the bushfire near Beaufort, which has already destroyed homes and farms. It would have been an awful, stressful night for people out that way. Hopefully it will get under control today. Unfortunately, it looks like we are in for a repeat next week, especially Wednesday, wit...
by snowfall
Tue Feb 13, 2024 3:42 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Becoming hot ahead of a change with possible rain and storms: February 10-14
Replies: 45
Views: 2232

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

Incredible pic of the storm there stevco. Had a direct hit here. The wind was insane. We're lucky to have escaped any major damage, as I have never seen wind like that here before. 7.4 mmm from heavy, mostly sideways rain. It was all over in about half an hour. Now it's calm and 21c after hitting a ...
by snowfall
Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:53 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Becoming hot ahead of a change with possible rain and storms: February 10-14
Replies: 45
Views: 2232

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

Sea breeze arrived here a couple of hours ago. Currently 20c after a max late this afternoon of 35c.
by snowfall
Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:36 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Becoming hot ahead of a change with possible rain and storms: February 10-14
Replies: 45
Views: 2232

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

Had 3mm from drizzle overnight. Otherwise, it's very dry, with the landscape starting to brown off. We've had just 3.6mm since the 26th January and will likely end up with our first below average month since September. The synoptics are slow moving at the moment, with high pressure dominating across...
by snowfall
Sun Feb 04, 2024 8:37 pm
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.

34.7c here today. That’s the warmest this summer.

It’s a bit of a way out, but looks like there might be another big blast of heat early next week. Still no sign of any notable rain unfortunately…
by snowfall
Sun Feb 04, 2024 2:34 pm
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.

Not too bad of a morning. Hot but not too windy. Unfortunately, the wind has really picked up this afternoon with a very gusty northerly and a current temp of 33c. Luckily it's just one day of it and the ground and landscape still has moisture and greenery, so it won't be anything too destructive. I...
by snowfall
Sat Feb 03, 2024 10:13 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.

Not much to report at the moment, as this dry spell continues. Hot today and tomorrow. Not looking forward to the wind furnace tomorrow, with hot and gusty winds but thankfully it's only one day. Looking ahead, there's not too much to get excited about. Parts of Tas may do OK following the front on ...
by snowfall
Mon Jan 29, 2024 9:56 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 period of uneventful weather ahead, at least for the next 7 to 10 days. A very warm to hot weekend coming up, but otherwise fairly mild to warm for the rest of the time. At this stage, it seems there's very little if any rain on the horizon so a mostly dry period ahead, apart from weste...
by snowfall
Fri Jan 26, 2024 12:08 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

Raining steadily here since late afternoon, plus a thunderstorm around midday. Just over 10mm.

Great to see the rain so widespread, and probably more so than most models predicted.
by snowfall
Wed Jan 24, 2024 11:27 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

Lots of lightning and a few big thunder claps early this morning, but only 0.6mm in the gauge. We had a very strong and gusty northerly overnight as well. The road ahead is looking pretty dry, with the pattern shifting after the monsoon kicked in. Hopefully it won't be a completely dry February, alt...
by snowfall
Sat Jan 20, 2024 10:22 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

Hey gang, Just a curious question about Summer this year here in Melbourne specifically. I've been watching the charts this summer and anytime there is significant heat incoming and getting close to Melbourne, it seems to dissipate and head back North on the next ACCESS chart run for example. I'm n...
by snowfall
Wed Jan 17, 2024 2:03 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

27mm here. The sun is just starting to poke out from the clouds now.
by snowfall
Wed Jan 17, 2024 9:20 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

Beautiful rain this morning. No wind, just heavy tropical-like rain and fog. Almost 20mm so far.
by snowfall
Tue Jan 09, 2024 10:35 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

The fog has lifted but it's still cloudy and humid here after buckets of rain the past 2 days. A wet summer so far in Vic. And with a predominantly southerly and easterly focus, temps have been fairly moderate too. The highest temp so far is 31c here, which was way back near the start of December. I...
by snowfall
Mon Jan 08, 2024 2:54 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

Surprised about Ballarat. I guess the rain bands for this system have not been especially mobile, with rain streaming over the same areas for hours. The heavy rain has stopped here. It's just drizzle and thick fog now, which I expect will hang around for much of the afternoon. We're on a massive 111...
by snowfall
Mon Jan 08, 2024 12:01 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

It has been absolutely bucketing down over the past couple of hours. Really heavy, torrential stuff, with the rain coming up the south side of the ranges. We're now up to 96mm since midnight.
by snowfall
Mon Jan 08, 2024 9:52 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

Another 45mm here overnight and this morning. Could hear lots of thunder in the early hours, although it was mostly distant. That takes it to 88mm for the event. Frogs are chirping away, obviously loving our new wetlands. It's still raining currently, although mostly light to moderate. Heavier rain ...
by snowfall
Sun Jan 07, 2024 8:45 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

43mm here. We were lucky to be on the right side of the rain band. It just poured down all day but eased off late this afternoon to light showers this evening. No thunder, just humid tropical-like rain. I don't think it could be any more saturated here now. An amazing summer so far. Would be great i...
by snowfall
Sat Jan 06, 2024 10:21 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

Yes, progs are sticking fairly well now for Vic but somewhat jumpier for Tas, except maybe the far northeast. Perhaps a couple more runs will clear the picture as the movement of the low becomes more predictable. At this stage, it looks like all of Vic will see rain. We'll have a northerly kicking i...
by snowfall
Wed Jan 03, 2024 8:30 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Mild then more showers, 29 Dec to 5 January
Replies: 54
Views: 4946

Re: Mild then more showers, 29 Dec to 5 January

Nice storm here this evening. Plenty of lightning and thunder. Rainfall was only moderate, so just 3mm recorded. Looks much more intense on the northern side of the Macedon Ranges, now heading east.