Melbourne Day to Day weather

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Re: Melbourne Day to Day weather

Postby @weather_wa » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:20 pm

Melbourne's windiest three days in 10 years:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/melb ... ears/22389

Rob Sharpe, Friday September 7, 2012

Melbourne has endured its its windiest period in ten years with only some easing on Saturday.

Winds have gusted above 80km/h each day for the last three days in Melbourne for the first time in at least decade. On Friday afternoon winds just exceeded this threshold, gusting to 81km/h in the city. Winds were consistently strong throughout the day and only began easing during the evening.

Damaging winds have wreaked havoc over the past three days in Victoria with the strongest winds recorded at Hogan Island with a maximum wind gust of 159km/h on Friday afternoon. This is the Island's third highest wind gust in the last ten years.

Elsewhere winds gusted to 96km/h at Sale Airport, its strongest gust in over a year. Gusts above 90km/h are strong enough to bring down trees and powerlines.

On Saturday winds are expected to remain strong to gale force across the state, however most locations will experience lighter winds than on Friday.

Melbourne can expect a similar story to the rest of the state with strong winds continuing, although slightly weaker. There will also be a couple of light showers during the day with occasional sunny breaks helping the mercury reach 16 degrees.

Relief is on the way for Victoria as winds become light on Sunday, showers clear and the sun begins to control the sky. Early next week skies will be mostly clear and winds light, allowing the temperature to reach 21 degrees on Tuesday. Those who get outside early in the week will again enjoy the warmest and most pleasant weather of the week.

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Re: Melbourne Day to Day weather

Postby @weather_wa » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:35 pm

Warming up in Melbourne this week:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/warm ... week/22461

Mellissa Mackellar, Monday September 24, 2012

It has been a cool start to the working week in Melbourne, however warmer days are ahead.

After a cold front moved across Victoria last night, Melbourne residents have had to endure strong and chilly southwesterly winds and showers today, with the mercury struggling to rise to 15 degrees.
Tomorrow a high pressure system will clear skies, allowing it warm a few degrees. It will be even warmer on Wednesday with a pleasant top of 23 degrees, thanks to warm northerly winds ahead of an approaching trough.

As winds tend to the northwest and become gusty on Thursday, the temperature is set to reach the high twenties. The current forecast is for 27 degrees on Thursday, which would make it Melbourne?s warmest day since April.

The cold front will cross late on Thursday, triggering showers and potentially thunderstorms. In the wake of this front, a cold air mass and brisk southwesterly winds will bring showers and cause temperatures to plummet once again.

The cold, damp weather will persist into the weekend, no doubt to the disappointment of the nine-to-five workers who missed out on the mid-week warmth. Revellers will also need to rug up for the AFL grand final on Saturday night.

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Re: Melbourne Day to Day weather

Postby @weather_wa » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:15 pm

Melbourne's warmth won't last the weekend:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/melb ... kend/22608

Mellissa Mackellar, Thursday October 4, 2012

In what has been a regular pattern for Melbourne over the last couple of weeks, a spell of midweek warmth will be replaced by cooler conditions tomorrow, just in time for the weekend.

Yesterday a large high pressure system that was settled over southeastern Australia brought a sunny and warm day to Melbourne. The mercury climbed to a toasty 27 degrees, which was seven above average.

It was also a balmy night by recent standards, thanks to warm northerly winds pulling heat from the nation's interior over the city. During Thursday morning these northerlies became gusty, mixing this warm air towards the surface and keeping temperatures eight degrees above average. It only cooled to 17 degrees, which was the warmest night the city has had since March and no doubt warmly received by all.

Thursday is also set to be a warm one. At 10am it had already warmed to 24 degrees, with the mercury likely to climb to 29 in the afternoon. The warmth is nearly over however.

As a trough moves over the region this afternoon winds will tend southwesterly, bringing a cooler airmass over the city. This will lead to a cooler night and result in closer to average temperatures on Friday.

It will be even cooler on the weekend as a cold front arrives, with tops of 16 degrees expected on both days and gusty showers making it feel extra nippy.

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Re: Melbourne Day to Day weather

Postby @weather_wa » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:35 pm

Winter to return to Melbourne:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/wint ... urne/22631

Mellissa Mackellar, Tuesday October 9, 2012

Melbourne is in for a blast of wet and windy weather, with below average temperatures expected until the end of the week.

After warming to the high teens, a weak cold front will clip southern Victoria on Tuesday afternoon, delivering a brief burst of showers. Wednesday will then struggle to warm to the mid teens due to lingering cloud and showers. Another stronger cold front should arrive in the afternoon, causing showers intensify with up to 10 millimetres expected.

Thursday is going to be the chilliest day. The maximum of around 13 degrees should only be brief, with much of the day sitting closer to ten degrees. Gusty winds, thundery showers and potentially small hail will also add extra bite to the wintry conditions, so residents will need to rug up.

The worst of the weather should have passed by Friday, with showers and wind easing and a brighter outlook for the weekend. Saturday will see some sunny intervals, before the sunshine returns in full force on Sunday, bringing a warmer top of 22 degrees.

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Re: Melbourne Day to Day weather

Postby @weather_wa » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:25 pm

Morning storms for Melbourne:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/-mor ... urne/22677

Willemien Phelan, Friday October 19, 2012

Thunderstorms were rumbling through Melbourne during the Friday morning commute and school run.

The storms started to spark up around 6am near Ballarat and tracked
eastwards reaching Bacchus Marsh by 8am. The Melbourne CBD was affected by these showers and storms from 9am. At 10am there were still some lingering rumbles in the city's west, around Point Cook, but the storms then quickly fizzled out.

A weak trough provided the instability required for thunderstorms to form before westerly steering winds carried the storms into the city.

Rainfall only amounted to less than 2mm from these storm cells as the storms quickly moved along. Melbourne Airport recorded 1.8mm of rain between 7am and 9am. The city gauge only picked up 0.8mm so far.

The storms cleared Melbourne soon after 11am making way for a mostly sunny afternoon.

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Re: Melbourne Day to Day weather

Postby @weather_wa » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:25 pm

Storms delay flights at Melbourne Airport:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/stor ... port/22675

Friday October 19, 2012

Thunderstorms have led to some flight delays at Melbourne Airport this morning.

The storms moved through around 9:00am (AEDT), which is busiest time of day at the airport for incoming and departing international flights.

Staff were pulled off the tarmac for safety reasons, causing delays for passengers waiting for luggage.

Some departures and arrivals were also delayed.

An airport spokeswoman says the situation should be back to normal soon.

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Re: Melbourne Day to Day weather

Postby @weather_wa » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:35 pm

Melbourne's near-record hot Halloween:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/melb ... ween/22741

Rob Sharpe, Wednesday October 31, 2012

Melbourne is likely to near its hottest Halloween on record before a cold day on Thursday.

Today the temperature shot up quickly, exceeding 25 degrees by 9am. If the mercury goes past 33.1 degrees it will be the hottest Halloween on record, exceeding the Halloween of 2009. Records go back 158 years.

This is also one of Melbourne's hottest October periods on record. Yesterday was the hottest October day in three years, but if it exceeds 30 degrees today it will be the hottest pair of October days in 18 years.

Cloud will increase through the day and the warm northwesterly winds will ease and tend southwesterly during the evening bringing a cooler change and showers. On Thursday morning southwesterly winds will become fresh and showers will continue during the morning leading to a cold day. In the wind much of the day will feel like 13 or 14 degrees.

Looking further ahead and temperatures will gradually rise through the week, peaking near 30 degrees on Monday or Tuesday.

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Re: Melbourne Day to Day weather

Postby @weather_wa » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:05 pm

Goose bumps in Melbourne after hot Halloween:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/goos ... ween/22746

Ben Domensino, Thursday November 1, 2012

A wet and windy morning has marked the end of Melbourne's warmest back-to-back October days in 18 years.

Showers developed in Melbourne last night as a low pressure trough passed over the city ahead of a cold front.

By 9am on Thursday morning, the city had recorded 3mm of rain, although falls were heavier in the east. Ferny Creek and Mt Dandenong both recorded 15mm, while Coldstream's 14mm and Scoresby's 10mm were the highest totals since September.

The showery change this morning marked the transition from a hot air mass to a cooler one, which is a common occurrence in spring.

The change brings an end to the summer-like temperatures of the last two days in the Melbourne. Tuesday and Wednesday both climbed above 30 degrees, making them the hottest consecutive October days in 18 years. In contrast, today will struggle to get above the mid teens.

In addition to this morning's showers, cool southwesterly winds are ensuring an abrupt change from shirts to jackets today. Winds gusted to 80km/h on Port Phillip Bay this morning and will become strong in the city during the day. Due to wind chill, temperatures will feel 3-5 degrees colder than they actually are.

Fortunately, showers and wind will ease during the afternoon as a high pressure ridge builds over the city from the west. Apart from the chance of just a light shower on Friday morning, the working week will end on a much calmer note with a top of 18 degrees.

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Re: Melbourne Day to Day weather

Postby @weather_wa » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:00 pm

Blustery day in Melbourne:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/blus ... urne/22806

Mellissa Mackellar, Monday November 12, 2012

Melbourne has been windswept by a cold front crossing Victoria, which brought a blast of blustery winds and a cooler change.

Northerly winds ahead of a cold front became gusty during Monday morning and a severe weather warning for damaging winds was issued for the central district (including Melbourne) and West and South Gippsland.

At Melbourne Airport a gust of 93km/h was recorded early in the morning, while Essendon Airport and St Kilda Harbour recorded gusts of 80km/h. Winds of this strength have the potential to uproot trees and dislodge roofs. Today's winds were the strongest recorded at these sites since the start of spring when Melbourne was battered by wild winds that caused widespread power outages and damage.

The northerly winds led to a warm night in Melbourne, with a minimum of 17 degrees. This came in quite a contrast to Sunday's minimum of just 8 degrees and was the first time in 21 years since Melbourne had such a warm night following such a cool one.

By lunch time the strongest winds had moved east of the the city and a southwesterly change had arrived in the wake of the front.

The southwesterly winds are less likely to become damaging, although they will remain fresh to strong throughout the afternoon. Winds will ease considerably during the evening as a high pressure system builds.

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Re: Melbourne Day to Day weather

Postby @weather_wa » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:52 pm

Melbourne bakes in summer-like heat:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/melb ... heat/22862

Ben Domensino, Saturday November 24, 2012

Melbourne sweltered through the hottest day since summer as temperatures soared across Victoria.

Hot northerly winds swept across the state today ahead of an approaching trough, dragging in heat from the nation's interior.

Melbourne reached a top of 34 degrees just before 2pm, 12 above average and the hottest temperature since February. Nearby, Moorabbin and Essendon both reached 35 degrees, making it their hottest November day in three years.

The mercury rose even further in the state's north, where Mildura managed 38 degrees, also the hottest for November since 2009.

The trough will cross Victoria from west to east overnight, bringing milder southerly winds in its wake.

Sunday will be noticeably cooler, although a lingering mass of warm air to the state's north will allow the city to reach the mid 20s, around four above average.

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Re: Melbourne Day to Day weather

Postby @weather_wa » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:37 pm

Melbourne's stormy morning:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/melb ... ning/22868

Willemien Phelan, Tuesday November 27, 2012

Thunderstorms disrupted the Melbourne commute on Tuesday morning, with the heaviest rain in five months for the city.

A low pressure trough, laden with moisture, was slowly crossing Victoria sparking thunderstorms and dumping the heavy rain. In the past 24 hours more than 16,000 lightning strikes have been recorded state-wide.

Rain and storms brought 18mm of rain to Melbourne between 1am and 9am, which is its heaviest rain since June and brings the November total to 32mm, which still only half of the monthly average. Other high totals around the region include Laverton, which recorded 28mm and Clayton South with 27mm.

The storms were also accompanied by strong winds, St Kilda recorded wind gusts up to 80km/h.

Thunderstorm activity will continue for much of today with further falls of 10-15mm expected, possibly up to 20-30mm.

After today temperatures will steadily rise to a scorcher on Thursday when an extremely hot airmass is expected to bring a top in the mid-thirties.

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Re: Melbourne Day to Day weather

Postby @weather_wa » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:37 pm

Lightning, heavy rain cause travel disruptions:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/ligh ... ions/22867

Tuesday November 27, 2012

There were up to 2,000 lightning strikes an hour in a series of storms that swept across Victoria this morning.

There was flash flooding, fallen trees and scores of cancellations on the trains.

Lightning is believed to have started a house fire at Berwick, in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs around 9:30am (AEDT).

The house in Adelong Court suffered significant damage from the fire that started in the roof and spread to the rear of the property.

Lightning is also believed to have damaged a house at Thornbury in Melbourne's northern suburbs, just before 10:00am.

Peter Egan, from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) says it sounded like an explosion when the lightning strike tore the tile roof off.

He says the people inside at the time said it was terrifying.

"At the time there were three occupants in the house, a baby asleep upstairs and a husband and wife," he said.

"They've got the baby out and evacuated the property and crawled to the gate."

All rail services are operational again after lightning also damaged signalling equipment right across the train network.

Across the state, the SES has had more than 90 calls for help, from Knox, Oakleigh and Nunawading.

There was flash flooding at Centre Road, in Clayton, at St Kilda Junction, at Alexandra Avenue, at Como Park and the Calder Highway at Gisborne.

Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Chris Godfrey says there has been about 25 millimetres of rain in Melbourne and the suburbs before the storms clear to the east of the state this afternoon.

"At this stage we are looking at the weather starting to improve as the day goes on," he said.

"In Melbourne at least, there is still the likelihood of thunderstorms until around 1:00pm (AEDT) then we should see the skies clearing."

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Re: Melbourne Day to Day weather

Postby @weather_wa » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:38 pm

Melbourne's water restrictions being eased:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/melb ... ased/22873

Tuesday November 27, 2012

With Melbourne's water storages at 81 per cent full, the city's water restrictions are being eased.

The storages are at the highest level at this time of year since 1996.

Water Minister Peter Walsh says the change that means people can use sprinklers any day of the week between 6:00pm and 10:00am.

"There's been a cultural change in how Melburnians use water and we expect them to maintain their water-wise ways even with these changes," he said.

He says the water authorities estimate there will be an eight gigalitre increase in water use with the rule change.

"I don't think that changing from stage one back to permanent water rules will make a significant difference," Mr Walsh said.

"Obviously pricing is one of the signals in the decisions they make, but I think it's as much a cultural issue as much as a pricing issue."

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Re: Melbourne Day to Day weather

Postby @weather_wa » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:25 pm

Strong winds cause train delays:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/stro ... lays/22938

Tuesday December 4, 2012

Train commuters are facing delays heading to Melbourne's east, because tree branches have come down in strong winds near Heathmont railway station.

The branches brought down overhead wires on the Belgrave line and repair crews had to cut the power.

Metro says buses are replacing trains between Ringwood and Upper Ferntree Gully.

Buses are also replacing trains between Frankston and Stony Point because of a track equipment fault.

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Re: Melbourne Day to Day weather

Postby @weather_wa » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:10 pm

Melbourne's temperature: hot before it drops:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/melb ... rops/22963

Rob Sharpe, Friday December 7, 2012

Temperatures are set to soar in Melbourne on Saturday before a cool and thundery change arrives in the early evening.

Melbourne will experience its second very hot day in just over a week, with mercury likely to reach 37 degrees. The sun will shine throughout the day and hot, gusty northwesterly winds will hold out any sea breezes. It will be important to keep drinking plenty of water during the day and avoid staying out in the sun for long periods.

Relief will come around dinner-time as the strong northerly winds tend southwesterly, bringing a cool change. The change will be followed promptly by a few showers and the chance of a brief storm or two.

On Sunday it will be a completely different story, with a couple of early morning showers and the temperature only reaching 20 degrees in the afternoon. This is 17 degrees cooler than the day before.

Monday to Wednesday will see sunny skies return thanks to a high pressure system, with temperatures climbing back above 30 degrees by the middle of the week.

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Re: Melbourne Day to Day weather

Postby @weather_wa » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:17 pm

Melbourne's see saw weather set to continue:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/melb ... inue/22970

Ben McBurney, Sunday December 9, 2012

While Melbourne is renowned for experiencing four seasons in one day, the see saw weather the city has been having is bound to have caught some residents off guard.

Only four days ago, the Victorian capital only reached 18 degrees, 6 degrees below average for December. However, yesterday, the city soared to 35 degrees, with the airport reaching 37 degrees, its hottest December day in 2 years.

Today, the temperature has plummeted again, with the mercury only forecast to reach 20 degrees. This is 17 degrees cooler than yesterday, after a cold front moved through last night dropping the temperature 13 degrees in just 10 minutes. The cold front was also associated with strong winds with St Kilda recording a gust to 91km/h, and Avalon 85km/h, its strongest gust since September.

The temperature is set to soar again rapidly, and as early as Wednesday the temperature should be back into the low 30's. Thursday is expected to be even hotter with a maximum into the mid 30's.

Looking further ahead, the unpredictable temperatures should start to stabilise with the next front due around the end of the week, with temperatures set to return to around average.

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Re: Melbourne Day to Day weather

Postby @weather_wa » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:35 am

Melburnians try to escape the overnight heat:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/melb ... heat/23004

Thursday December 13, 2012

If sleeping was troublesome last night it is because Melbourne experienced its hottest December night since 2003.

The mercury dipped to 23.8 degrees Celsius and at 11:30pm it was still a balmy 28C.

It will be slightly cooler tonight, but not by much with the temperature still expected to hover above 20C.

Relief is on the way though with some rain tomorrow and thunderstorms by the weekend.

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Re: Melbourne Day to Day weather

Postby @weather_wa » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:02 pm

Stormy change hits Melbourne:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/stor ... urne/23010

Rob Sharpe, Thursday December 13, 2012

Melbourne had its hottest pair of days since February before severe thunderstorms and a cool wind change swept through the city.

Melbourne made it to 35 degrees today after reaching 34 degrees yesterday, making it the hottest pair of December days in three years. Between these two hot days was a warm and uncomfortable night which only dropped to 24 degrees.

At around 3pm the temperature dropped 10 degrees in 14 minutes at Avalon and Geelong as winds went from northwesterly to southerly, bringing in a cooler air mass. Melbourne dropped at a similar rate as the wind changed and the storms arrived.

The trough that brought the wind change also triggered a band of thunderstorms that swept through Melbourne, Ballarat and Horsham during the early afternoon.

Laverton picked up five millimetres in just 10 minutes as well as wind gusts up to 87km/h. The city also received a high gust to 81km/h with storms.

During the late afternoon and evening this band of thunderstorms is likely to continue moving northeast through the state with the moving trough. As the storms continue they are likely to begin breaking up and weakening.

These thunderstorms are only the beginning of stormy days to come in Victoria. Melbourne is a low risk of being hit again tomorrow before there is a large chance of at least one storm on the Saturday as another low pressure trough deepens and moves east through the state.

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