Hey guys! Reporting from Belgrave. I'm back home in Melbourne after my epic trip to Canberra, Sydney and Newcastle via Albury/Wodonga! Two whole weeks interstate in NSW/ACT. I arrived back in Victoria on Tuesday night.
My report for yesterday...
Dipped to a comfortable low of 15.8°C during the morning, followed by a hot, rather humid and mostly sunny top of 38.3°C during the afternoon. Too bad I had to go out to Lilydale, Chirnside Park and Montrose during the afternoon, but it was cooler coming back up over Mount Dandenong.
Minimum and maximum temperatures for yesterday:
Scoresby - 13.7°C / 35.4°C
Ferny Creek - 13.4°C / 31.1°C
Coldstream - 13.1°C / 35.6°C
As for today...
Overnight low of 26.9°C, followed by an afternoon top of 39.3°C. Another punishingly hot, moderately humid, mostly sunny day.
It got windy sometime after midnight and stayed blustery for much of the day; not good that we had a TFB in place. I'm just glad we had some much-needed heavy rain a few days ago, but still not good!
The change swept in sometime after 4pm. Just before 5pm, we had a surprise shower/thunderstorm pass through! It sprung to life just east of the City, but was very, very fast-moving and weak, dying out as it swept overhead; in fact we had heavy rain with almost-clear skies
overhead as the remnants of the main storm cloud raced east and vanished somewhere near Cardinia Reservoir and Emerald! Thus we enjoyed a sun shower! Nature can play some very funny tricks haha.
Very pleasant but humid outside, currently around 20°C.
Edit: in regards to the heavy rainfall a few days ago: the frontal system that swept through on Sunday night into Monday morning dumped 59.0mm in total, just 3mm more than my rainfall total from the storms that slammed into Melbourne on December 29th last year! The peak rainfall rate my family observed was about 180mm/hr (no thunderstorms though). This should stave off the bushfire risk for the rest of the summer!