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by Dane
Tue Nov 07, 2023 8:06 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Cool start to November followed by an extended warm spell: November 1-10
Replies: 40
Views: 3768

Re: Cool start to November followed by an extended warm spell: November 1-10

Cracking storm just through here very lightning active and lots of pea sized hail which whitened the ground.
Temp dropped from 24c just before the storm to 14c.
23 mm's in 30 minutes between 7.10 and 7.40pm.
Best storm for ages here
Sebastopol southern suburb of Ballarat
by Dane
Wed Oct 25, 2023 4:35 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Two deep lows: October 21-28
Replies: 32
Views: 2758

Re: Two deep lows: October 21-28

Just had a coldie through Ballarat. Temp on my PWS dropped from just over 10c to 4.7c with that. At Ballarat Airporrt temp dropped to 3.8c. Some sleety type rain with That. Noticed some ice crystals in the rain when it hit the car windsceen - indicates that snow was falling 200 to 300 meters higher ...
by Dane
Fri Sep 08, 2023 5:29 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Becoming cold, wet and windy with a front followed by a deep low: September 4-7
Replies: 46
Views: 2374

Re: Becoming cold, wet and windy with a front followed by a deep low: September 4-7

Been very windy and very cold here. Ballarat Airport recorded a gust of 80kmh earlier Maxed out at 7.8c at the Airport. Reached just 7.3c here in Sebastopol with 16mm's of rain since yesterday afternoon. Looks different next week with temperatures over 20c (23c) expected on Friday. Will be our first...
by Dane
Tue Aug 15, 2023 4:35 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Front followed by a low: August 10-15
Replies: 33
Views: 1910

Re: Front followed by a low: August 10-15

Down to -1.9c at my place this morning lots of frost.
Got down to -3.9c at Ballarat Airport coldest in August since 2014.
by Dane
Thu Jun 08, 2023 9:44 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Troughs and a low 5 June - ?
Replies: 55
Views: 3048

Re: Troughs and a low 5 June - ?

I got 40.8mm's here in Sebastopol the 24 hours to 9am.
As mentioned earlier Ballarat Airport had a June daily record of 46.2mm's.
Almost up to the June average already.
by Dane
Thu Jun 08, 2023 7:13 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Troughs and a low 5 June - ?
Replies: 55
Views: 3048

Re: Troughs and a low 5 June - ?

BALLARAT JUNE RAINFALL RECORD More Heavy rain around Ballarat last night with Thunder and Lightning around 10.30pm to 11pm. Some low booming thunder Ballarat Airport has recorded 46mm's of rain since 9am yesterday. The JUNE RECORD for 24 hours was 29.7mm's on 10-06-1923. 100 YEAR OLD RECORD Broken. ...
by Dane
Wed Jun 07, 2023 12:35 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Troughs and a low 5 June - ?
Replies: 55
Views: 3048

Re: Troughs and a low 5 June - ?

After the warmest night in June in Ballarat for 10 years yesterday. This mornings Min to 9am of 11.5c at the Ballarat Airport was the warmest since 9.6.95 when the record high Min of 12.0c was recorded Since 9am I have recorded 10.0mm's of rain here in Sebastopol. Ballarat Airport has recorded 11.0m...
by Dane
Tue Jun 06, 2023 1:00 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Troughs and a low 5 June - ?
Replies: 55
Views: 3048

Re: Troughs and a low 5 June - ?

Just 1.8mm's for me in the 24 hours to 9am.
Ballarat Airport had 5.2mm's though.
Also following on from Ballarat's warmest June day since 2005 on Sunday.
This morning Min of 11.0c was the warmest night since 1/06/2013 - 11.1c
by Dane
Sun May 07, 2023 12:22 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: A cold shower start to May: 1-7
Replies: 50
Views: 9781

Re: A cold shower start to May: 1-7

Missed out on most of the rain here in the last 27 hours. Just 0.4mm's since 9am yesterday at my place (compared with over 25mm's in Melbourne (Olympic Park) for the same period. Ballarat Airport has had only 0.2mm's since 9am yesterday. Cold though down to 2.0c overnight - 1.6c at the Airport. Righ...
by Dane
Sun Apr 16, 2023 10:36 am
Forum: General Weather Archives
Topic: Two more lows 12-18 April
Replies: 61
Views: 5506

Re: Two more lows 12-18 April

No Fizzer here in the end but not as much as most of Melbourne had.
21.6mm's up to 9am this morning, none since - MTD is now 68.4mm's
Ballarat Airport had 21.4mm's - MTD is 76mm's - Long term average is 51mm's .
First month above average since November last year. :D
by Dane
Sat Apr 15, 2023 1:09 pm
Forum: General Weather Archives
Topic: Two more lows 12-18 April
Replies: 61
Views: 5506

Re: Two more lows 12-18 April

Very underwhelmed by this sysytem so far, not a drop as yet.
Radar doesnt look that promissing either.
Wont use the F word yet but not looking that good right now
by Dane
Wed Apr 12, 2023 11:59 am
Forum: General Weather Archives
Topic: Two more lows 12-18 April
Replies: 61
Views: 5506

Re: Two more lows 12-18 April

8.8mm's here up to 9am this morning none since MTD is 46mm's 8.0mm's at Ballarat Airport MTD is 50.6mm's - Momthly average is 50.9mm's The Bom was predicting a drier than normal April for most of Victoria For the Ballarat area they said only about a 35% chance of exceeding the monthly average, they ...
by Dane
Thu Mar 23, 2023 1:31 pm
Forum: General Weather Archives
Topic: Easterly trough with rain and storms: Mar 20-25
Replies: 42
Views: 4721

Re: Easterly trough with rain and storms: Feb 20-25

Pretty Good storm here between 10.30am and 11.30am 9mm's from that with a peak rate of 90mm/hour.
2 really good Flangs sounded like a bomb going off.
First thunder here since January 2.
BAP had 5.6mm's
by Dane
Tue Mar 21, 2023 10:26 pm
Forum: General Weather Archives
Topic: Easterly trough with rain and storms: Mar 20-25
Replies: 42
Views: 4721

Re: Easterly trough with rain and storms: Feb 20-25

BOM were right they were going for 0 to 5mm here
And that's what we got zero!!!
by Dane
Tue Mar 21, 2023 12:38 pm
Forum: General Weather Archives
Topic: Easterly trough with rain and storms: Mar 20-25
Replies: 42
Views: 4721

Re: Easterly trough with rain and storms: Feb 20-25

Looking like a fizzer here too although not much was expected in the west.
MTD 13.5mm's YTD 56mm's
by Dane
Fri Feb 17, 2023 5:51 pm
Forum: General Weather Archives
Topic: Long hot spell: February 14-24
Replies: 41
Views: 6213

Re: Long hot spell: February 14-24

Reached 38.5c at Ballarat Airport today hottest day since 31-01-20 (39.4c)
Reached 37.7c at my place in Sebastopol also the hottest since that date.
Slowly cooling off here still 30c though.
No rain for 2 weeks and no real rain in sight. :x
by Dane
Thu Feb 16, 2023 5:49 pm
Forum: General Weather Archives
Topic: Long hot spell: February 14-24
Replies: 41
Views: 6213

Re: Long hot spell: February 14-24

Reached 35.0c at Ballarat Airport today ( I recorded 35.7c here in Sebastopol) that makes it the hottest day in Ballarat
since 31-12-2021 when it reached 35.5c at the Airport.
If it reaches the predicted 37c tomorrow that will be the hottest Day since 31-1-2020 when it hit 39.4c at Ballarat Airport.
by Dane
Sat Feb 11, 2023 7:38 pm
Forum: General Weather Archives
Topic: Weak trough with some showers and storms: Feb 9-12
Replies: 12
Views: 1802

Re: Weak trough with some showers and storms: Feb 9-12

Well just after saying that there was no chance of the temperature getting anywhere near 29c in
Ballarat today the sun came out and the Max at Ballarat was 27.0c so not too far off. :o
I recorded a Max of of 26.9c at my place here in Sebastopol.
Heatwave conditions late next week.
by Dane
Sat Feb 11, 2023 12:23 pm
Forum: General Weather Archives
Topic: Weak trough with some showers and storms: Feb 9-12
Replies: 12
Views: 1802

Re: Weak trough with some showers and storms: Feb 9-12

BOM forecast for Ballarat - Sunny and 29c.
Was sunny earlier but now low cloud has moved in
Ballarat Aiorport reached 19.2c @ 9.54am
Its now 18.0c. No way it will get anywhere near 29c
by Dane
Fri Feb 03, 2023 4:49 pm
Forum: General Weather Archives
Topic: Becoming cooler with showers and storms, snow on the alps: Feb 1-5
Replies: 38
Views: 6404

Re: Becoming cooler with showers and storms, snow on the alps: Feb 1-5

Been a cold one here in Ballarat. So far my Max has been 13.3c right now its 9.2c. Had some squally showers one with a bit of Hail about 3.30pm. 12.6mm's up to 9am and a further 4.8mm's since then. BTW here is a link to that February 2005 event that some of you have mentioned. February 2nd was Balla...