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#1451562 - 04/02/2018 19:57 w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain
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The title says it all. Warm to hot north of the divide with temps getting into the low 40's towards the end of the week for MiLdura, Echuca and Wodonga. Not so hot south of the divide with temps getting to the high 20's and low 30's. Summer at its finest! no signs for rain north but slight potential for south of the divide to get some showers.Thats a week out so as we all know things can change.

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#1451572 - 04/02/2018 21:29 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Yep, here we go again. Nice pleasant day of 35 degrees, here today. But, it's going to gradually get warmer.

Predicted for today and the next 6 days:

SUN 35
MON 37
TUES 39
WED 40
THUR 42
FRI 42
SAT 37

Wonder how long it will last, this time.

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#1451595 - 04/02/2018 23:49 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Thanks new thread as we had good break warm to cool nights and no A/C for 5 days was a good break...

Looks like next Saturday will be dry change or little rain for Northern Divided ranges..

MON 33/15
TUES 36/17
WED 38/19
THUR 39/20
FRI 39/21
SAT 35/20




Edited by chasers addict (04/02/2018 23:54)

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#1451687 - 05/02/2018 18:35 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Highest I observed today, was 37.4.

Predicted for today and the next 6 days:

MON 37
TUES 39
WED 40
THUR 42
FRI 42
SAT 37
SUN 30

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#1451700 - 05/02/2018 20:52 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: Blackacubra]
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you must be loving this summer Black! Just like I am, NOT!! Nearly 4 degrees above average for January and the month is racing along the same it seems but early days yet.

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#1451740 - 06/02/2018 12:07 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Got to 31c here yest, and predicted to be 36C here tomorrow.

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#1451741 - 06/02/2018 12:08 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Forecast changed little bit.

TUES 37
WED 38
THUR 39
FRI 37
SAT 35
SUN 27
MON 31

Temperatures at the 30-hPa level over the South Pole getting colder and normal Stratospheric circulation.

Its more likely hot weather all way March until Sun moves away to Northern Hemisphere.

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#1451743 - 06/02/2018 12:35 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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I don't mind hot days. But when you have 2 weeks in a row, like we just did, you get behind in the jobs, around the house. Everything has to be done in the early morning, or it doesn't get done.

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#1451754 - 06/02/2018 15:13 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Another warm windy day here in the far south west,bout 26. Pastures are well parched and cured.
Just out of curiosity, looking at the sat image for S.A, what are those two anomalies? north of Inamincka? Very strange indeed.

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#1451758 - 06/02/2018 16:16 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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One, Jilly, looks like a crab and the other some long-tailed sea creature ... but other than that, I don't know. No lightning associated with them so unlikely thunderstorms. Really dunno!

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#1451760 - 06/02/2018 17:03 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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I got a top of 38.9, today.

Predicted for today and the next 6 days:

TUES 39
WED 41
THUR 43
FRI 41
SAT 39
SUN 32
MON 32

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#1451824 - 07/02/2018 11:17 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Very interesting that North Pole temperatures at the 30-hPa level is very Abnormality much colder of -85c and average should be -68c for February...And ours South Pole is normal of -40c.

Anyway Mon was 34.5c and yesterday is 36.1c.

Very surprised is the SE south of divided ranges is much cooler "No strong NW or NE winds and far inland stays warm to hot.

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#1451843 - 07/02/2018 17:38 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Top of 41.8, today. And expecting a top of 44 tomorrow.

Predicted for today and the next 6 days:

WED 41
THUR 44
FRI 41
SAT 39
SUN 32
MON 32
TUES 35

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#1451861 - 07/02/2018 21:19 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Ok anyone know the time that bom will likely increases or adjusts its forcas? Went to bed thinking Geelong was 30c got to work at 6:30am to be told it was now 35c.

I work outside all day in full sun no shade, and if id have had accurate info I would have been able to start an hour earlier. As there is no maximum temp to stop work, and it did go over 35 today.

So when are these temps changed as it's a masive jump when you are stuck in it all day.

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#1451912 - 08/02/2018 15:39 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Well it's hit 43 degrees, and I've barely noticed it. Ha Ha, Bit scary.

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#1451914 - 08/02/2018 16:12 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: Blackacubra]
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Originally Posted By: Blackacubra
Well it's hit 43 degrees, and I've barely noticed it. Ha Ha, Bit scary.


BA, you'll need to get yourself a Russian fur hat and bear-fur coat for when the max temp starts falling below 30C - the day will come - you need to be prepared! wink

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#1451918 - 08/02/2018 16:48 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: ThunderBob]
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That'll be Monday then, the BOM has predicted 29.

Predicted for today and the next 6 days:

THUR 44
FRI 40
SAT 41
SUN 32
MON 29
TUES 35
WED 35

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#1451922 - 08/02/2018 17:31 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Temperature is dropping now, but it got to 43.6, that I know of.

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#1451927 - 08/02/2018 18:18 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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After a sunny (late) 33.9C here yest, got to a humid overcast 35.6C today. Felt quite oppressive.

Anyone else think that we will not see 42C+ in Vic's south for the remainder of this summer?

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#1451931 - 08/02/2018 20:07 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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8pm and still 39 degrees. Another one of those hot nights for sleeping.

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#1451970 - 09/02/2018 11:15 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Overcast thanks as temp only 26c at 11am until cirrus clouds clear might rise.

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#1452032 - 09/02/2018 18:56 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Top of 38.7 today, lower than expected.

Predicted for today and the next 6 days:

FRI 40
SAT 41
SUN 31
MON 29
TUES 33
WED 33
THUR 28

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#1452102 - 10/02/2018 15:13 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Good mood raining thick drops great no watering garden of 24.2c

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#1452104 - 10/02/2018 16:16 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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0.7mm here so far, some interest on the boundary to the SW and W which is forming in the clear air behind this rain
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#1452106 - 10/02/2018 16:38 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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37.4 degrees is our top. Temperature is dropping now.

Predicted for today and the next 6 days:

SAT 40
SUN 31
MON 29
TUES 34
WED 33
THUR 29
FRI 31

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#1452107 - 10/02/2018 16:38 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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1.5mm from a mid-afternoon shower. Very light intermittent rain atm - maybe getting bit more genuine?

I was driving around Nowa Nowa (30km or so east from here) around 2.30pm and rain was torrential - as I was driving I don't know how long it lasted. Mt. Nowa Nowa AWS shows 7mm but I think what I drove through would have been resulting in more than that.

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#1452108 - 10/02/2018 17:10 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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STW issued for parts of central and sw forecast districts
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#1452109 - 10/02/2018 17:12 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Apparently Geelong just got smashed, roof has come of the Pier. Some photos on twitter show what looks like a wall cloud, could have been a water spout or small tornado.
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#1452112 - 10/02/2018 17:48 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Stuff to my south starting to look not so great. Storm to west still looks pretty good and rumbling away. Sun not in yet though anvil should reach it soon. 26.2/16.7 atm NW wind
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#1452115 - 10/02/2018 18:13 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Lots of noise and looking pretty nasty
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#1452123 - 10/02/2018 20:32 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Only 0.5mm from the storm so 1.2mm for the day and mtd. Storm split, which a few did today and went either side of me. Severe wx nut was disappointed though the result was lots of thunder all around but the property owner in me wasn't too disappointed -did look and behave quite nastily whilst splitting.

A couple of snaps once well to the NE of me







Edited by Ruckle (10/02/2018 20:35)
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#1452126 - 10/02/2018 21:27 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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The Monster Cell from Geelong went pasted my south to SE to E and photo taken 10ks North of Bendigo as very huge single Cell went right to East as still N/NW winds....Sadly i only had 2mm for Today.

Growing..

Cap

Very long flanking line

Weak Cell NW

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#1452128 - 10/02/2018 21:40 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Very surprise the 1st Monster cell starts at Arrart and dies North of Mansfield almost 300km and second Cell starts SW Bendigo and now NE of Mansfield looks like end of life.. about 180kms.

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#1452134 - 10/02/2018 22:59 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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i was directly under this today while outside checking date palms & apple trees...was some minor lightening in it too....no damaging wind & small shower https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t...d74&oe=5B1E8792

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#1452155 - 11/02/2018 10:00 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Nice photos CA and Ruckle. Thanks.

2.5mm here to 0900.

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#1452161 - 11/02/2018 11:15 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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Great pics guys!!

We pretty much missed out yesterday,
We had a few spits here and there throughout
The day which didn't register in the gauge!

Then after tea last night we had a storm that
Developed btweeen here and Melbourne and
I thought here we go 1/2" coming for me, but
It split and died in intensity so we could manage
Not even a mm here.

Must say the line of storms that popped up
Sw of Melbourne last night were impressive and
I thought that's where we would get something
Useful from but not to be lol

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#1452206 - 11/02/2018 17:54 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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We got 0.5mm from drizzle during golf yest arvo, warm evening, sat out on verandah to watch storms arrive but only saw a few flashes high up distant west circa Dooga territory.

So its a dry change for us, typical of February.

Cant see decent rain for Vic in the 8 day outlook, but also cant see any heatwaves either - which is a bonus.

Westerly day here today, cloudy broke up lunchtime to allow for a breezy SW'ly/sunny 29C late arvo.

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#1452337 - 12/02/2018 15:09 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: liberator]
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My first post in about 1.5 weeks.

I've been extremely busy running around with my family as a result of my sister's wedding this past weekend. As a result, I was just about everywhere in Melbourne's southeast and Dandenong Ranges (including my home here in Belgrave, Tecoma, Ferntree Gully, Boronia, Wantirna, Ringwood, Rowville, Mulgrave, Narre Warren, Berwick, Menzies Creek, Emerald, and Gembrook).

It's going to take me at least a couple of days to recover from my exhaustion, and I have nose surgery at the end of this week. poke

But I have been paying attention to the weather. Here's my stats (from here in Belgrave) and report: smile


Thursday February 1st 2018

Low: 8.2C High: 26.3C Rain: TRACE


Friday February 2nd 2018

Low: 10.5C High: 29.1C Rain: 0mm


Saturday February 3rd 2018

Low: 14.0C High: 32.4C Rain: 0mm


Sunday February 4th 2018

Low: 11.8C High: 35.0C Rain: 0mm


Monday February 5th 2018

Low: 14.3C High: 33.5C Rain: 0mm


Tuesday February 6th 2018

Low: 15.9C High: 37.9C Rain: 0mm


Wednesday February 7th 2018

Low: 16.8C High: 42.1C Rain: 0mm


Thursday February 8th 2018

Low: 20.6C High: 34.1C Rain: 0mm


Friday February 9th 2018

Low: 18.8C High: 31.0C Rain: TRACE


Saturday February 10th 2018

Low: 16.8C High: 31.5C Rain: TRACE


Sunday February 11th 2018

Low: 13.6C High: 25.7C Rain: TRACE


Monday February 12th 2018

Low: 13.6C High: 27.4C Rain: 0mm


Weatherwise it was a mostly uneventful late-summer period, with generally comfortable (but at times chilly or balmy) nights and warm to hot days, and at times it was quite humid.

Sunshine was abundant and winds were generally easterly/southeasterly from Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea/South Pacific Ocean during the first 5-6 days (courtesy of strong high pressure over the Bight), although there was heavy dew early on February 4th, and morning fog/low cloud on February 5th.

Winds swung around into a hot, dry northwest/northerly airflow on February 6th and 7th as a weak trough swept through (raising the risk of bushfire); a cold front brushed by to the south late on February 8th, bringing mostly cloudy and somewhat cooler but much more humid conditions with only light showers, but no storms or heavy rain.

Cooler onshore flow resumed in the wake of the front and trough from February 9th onwards, but it was still quite hot and muggy. The day remained mostly cloudy with light showers until mid-afternoon, followed by sunny skies.


Hot northerly winds returned on February 10th with the approach of a much stronger cold front and low pressure trough (the day of my sister's wedding - the ceremony was in Menzies Creek and the reception in Gembrook). Conditions were also quite unstable in spite of warm upper levels, but while I didn't quite get a direct-hit I did get to see some great severe thunderstorm action! Read on... wink

It was mostly sunny until the pre-frontal trough moved in around late-morning, with light/moderate showers and periods of rain that lasted between about 11am and 3:30pm. The sunshine returned within an hour of the rain stopping.

The wedding reception was in an Internet black hole outside the Gembrook township, making it next to impossible for me to check the weather forecasts and radar and satellite imagery. I did, however, just manage to view a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for damaging winds, heavy rain and large hail that was issued by the BOM for the Central and Southwest districts and metropolitan Melbourne.

Storms developed around 4pm along a line from the Surf Coast northwest to the Grampians, with a group of particularly intense cells on the storm front's northwest end between Beaufort and Ararat. The main storm cluster organised into what could've been a supercell (based on the Laverton radar signatures) and swung left to sideswipe Castlemaine at about 6:15pm and then to strike Seymour an hour later, before finally dying out northeast of Mansfield between 8:30pm and 9pm. The remainder of the squall line, however, disintegrated and broke up over the Mornington Peninsula and western suburbs between 5pm and 5:30pm.

At about 6pm, a smaller cell broke off this storm over Blackwood and headed east across the southern slopes of the Macedon and Kinglake ranges and northern Yarra Valley before dissipating near Healesville around 7:30pm. I was able to get a glimpse of the upper levels and anvil top of this particular thunderstorm while in Gembrook, which looked intense on radar. It provided a nice contrast between a dark, threatening northern sky and sunlit foreground. smile

At about 7:30pm we caught the scraps of another intense storm cell that had a also split off the main supercell storm (having done so around Lake Burrumbeet near Ballarat at approximately 5:30pm, and then moving through the City just before 7pm. No thunder, lightning, wind, rain or hail, just a mess of dark cloud. poke

The real treat came at and just after sunset! At about 7:30pm a series of violent thunderstorms burst to life over the bayside and southeast suburbs and raced eastwards towards the Latrobe Valley and Strezlecki Ranges in Gippsland, weakening near Sale about 2 hours later. I briefly caught the storms' anvil top at about this time, but then too much lower cloud from the Lake Burrumbeet/Ballarat storm's remnants blocked my view until after 7:45pm. The storm cluster's northern edges brushed Gembrook just barely to the south at approximately 8pm!

Almost no wind and not a single raindrop or hailstone as the storm cluster swept by, but I was treated to a very dark, tumultuous, wind-torn, almost tornadic storm cloud base complete with about 10-15 minutes of angry thunder and potentially dangerous lightning; no CGs or CCs, only a couple of sheet flashes, with the thunder occurring on average once a minute. The heaviest precipitation and most dangerous weather conditions associated with these violent thunderstorms were occurring along a north/south line from Pakenham Upper to Koo Wee Rup and northern French Island at this point.

Once the storms retreaded eastwards, the billowing, explosive convective updrafts and cumulonimbus anvil top came into view (soaring to around 35-40,000 feet), by which time most of the thunder and lightning had ceased; a few ominous tornado-like lowerings were visible underneath the storms' flat dark base! And all the while, the scene was made even more beautiful with the setting sun setting fire to the retreating storm front!! =D

To cap it all off, we copped a brief moderately heavy rain shower underneath a developing storm cell at 8:30pm; the storm really got going on radar near Noojee around 9pm, but killed itself and vanished into history between the Latrobe Valley and the Thompson Reservoir about 30 minutes later. In the gathering dusk, this cell had a bit of interesting structure (including billowing updrafts, a possible wall cloud, and some "whale mouth" gaps in the clouds). smile

The drive home from Gembrook to Belgrave after 9pm was under mostly cloudy, unstable skies overhead (with clearer skies to the west), but no further showers or thunderstorms resulted.


The change swept in at about midnight on February 11th, with only very light showers in the hours that followed. Otherwise it was a much cooler day with refreshing southwesterly breezes, and mostly cloudy with sunny breaks. Very similar conditions today as a result of a another cold front brushing by to the south, but without any rainfall. Currently around 23C.


It has been nearly 2 weeks since we've recorded any rainfall whatsoever; even Saturday evening's violent thunderstorms that brushed past Gembrook failed to drop any measurable rain here in Belgrave, as my home and rain gauge only copped a side-swipe instead of a direct-hit. frown

Were it not for the high humidity since the big rain and storm event we had near the end of January, and also for this cooler weather as I type this report, we'd be facing a very, VERY dangerous bushfire situation! The heatwave we had last week was mercifully brief.

We have a long way to go if we're to have any chance of making it to my February average of 64.9mm between now and the end of the summer. I sure do hope and pray a major rain and storm event is brewing and getting ready to swing our way! frown


On a happier note, here are some smartphone pics I snapped and uploaded to Instagram of Saturday evening's storms while in Gembrook. smile

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfDt7lDAu2V/?hl=en&taken-by=aussiestormfreak

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfDw1wZAni6/?hl=en&taken-by=aussiestormfreak

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfDy0hfAXlN/?hl=en&taken-by=aussiestormfreak


Edited by aussiestormfreak (12/02/2018 15:12)

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#1455349 - 01/03/2018 21:37 Re: w/c 4/2 another warm to hot week north of the divide and a milder week south no rain [Re: Petros]
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Loc: Sale, Central Gippsland, S/E V...
Originally Posted By: Petros
After a sunny (late) 33.9C here yest, got to a humid overcast 35.6C today. Felt quite oppressive.

Anyone else think that we will not see 42C+ in Vic's south for the remainder of this summer?


Nice call P, remembered this and it is proving correct, almost 101% it won't happen this late in the season.

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