Day to Day VIC & Melbourne weather

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So I've been up in Sydney town last couple of days.. damn.. it knows how to rain! Went away expecting a decent drop at home when I got back.. not so good now. Sydney rain is wet.. humid.. wet.. not nice when u trying to look respectable and are carrying cases from hotel to train, to client, to train to airport.. I've barely dried out now I'm home! Disappointed our rainfall prog down to 2tenthfarkall.. hope we get a surprise.
Yes, very overrated weather, Ol’ Sydney Town.

Apparently their sunny days are OK.
 

Luken

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Yes, very overrated weather, Ol’ Sydney Town.

Apparently their sunny days are OK.
In my rare visits the weather has usually been good to glorious.. this was the first really wet visit I can remember. It seems to have been that way for about 6 months according to locals.. Makes me think Melbournes comparitively dry weather isn't such a bad thing!

Cool, fairly thick fog earlier with persistant very light mizzle ATM, still not too bad for mid May. Weekend looking not too bad, not too cold or wet which despite my usual preference for such weather suits me this time.. I've got stuff to do.
 
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Claude Cat

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Ended up with quite a wet ride to work this morning. Radar looked pretty clear, but after the first hill in Camberwell, the drizzle set in for the whole route, getting heavier in the city and Port Melbourne and it was quite damp indeed.
It's dried off now, but it looks like there's still showers in the hills north of the city.
 
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Ended up with quite a wet ride to work this morning. Radar looked pretty clear, but after the first hill in Camberwell, the drizzle set in for the whole route, getting heavier in the city and Port Melbourne and it was quite damp indeed.
It's dried off now, but it looks like there's still showers in the hills north of the city.
Yeah its just a bit of a mizzle miserable old day today.
 

Snowy Joey

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It's strange weather.
Really wet up here all morning but nothing in the gauge, the drizzle was so fine.
Dried up now but still looks threatening.
So muggy, wish I would of worn shorts today.
 
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Ubiquitous Steve

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Not good weather for Friday crazies on the roads!
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Ubiquitous Steve

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Drizzle in Buxton and along way from Healesville.Cold,gentle breeze.wet roads.Team Bears may get some light work done to day....but keeping eye on radar atm.
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Chowder11

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Band going across now should see a little drop for the next hour or so before it clears up.

Wind has picked up overnight and today also.
Mild also
 

Snowy Joey

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Had to make a trip to Sunday Island to sort out the family hut.
Foggy most of the way except for the top of the Streslecki range.
So foggy on the, normally short trip, across from port.
Old mate driving the island boat (no sat nav) was going round in circles.
I ended up using my phone to guide him in the right direction. :D
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Pommie

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Off topic, the Australianweatherforum has been offline for a while now, I can only presume it is because of the sad death of their admin Robyn (rivergirl) who ran the site singlehandedly. She would have liaised with their web hosts to keep the site going.
 

Adaminaby Angler

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Morning gloom over Whitfield.

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Looking out from Mt Stanley (south of Beechworth) at 1,051 m AMSL. 12 °C and cloudy overhead at midday, wind increasing.

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Looking towards Strathbogie (which is under dark cloud). Of note are the yellow markings on the road after the second photo—these tend to indicate a regular occurrence of winter snowfalls. This area ranges from 500 to 900 m AMSL.

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Luken

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Beautiful morning, then got windy and cloudier, but still nice. Shower blowing through now won't account for much. Ants building like crazy despite blah blah forecast for the week. Maybe aiming for massive early June storms.

edit - Wow.. big gust just came through, strongest for a long time.
 

Luken

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Off topic, the Australianweatherforum has been offline for a while now, I can only presume it is because of the sad death of their admin Robyn (rivergirl) who ran the site singlehandedly. She would have liaised with their web hosts to keep the site going.
Damn.. was a great site that never quite got rolling. Had a good VIC group, many up in Dandenongs etc, but not suprised it may be gone, the activitey in recent years has been slow... Will be missed for more complex forecasts and examination.
 
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Ubiquitous Steve

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Err well.......bears sticking to the winter theme ....it’s no heat wave in Kyneton atm.CC must be peddling very fast if this is warm!
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Pommie

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WTF is going on with the Melb radar?? This cell circled is going the wrong way!

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Just some sort of interference, the Broadmeadows radar has always been a bit dodgy. The main Laverton radar has been offline since 7.52am...

Radar service is currently unavailable due to:​

This radar may be experiencing technical issues and our technicians are currently investigating. In the meantime, please view other radar locations or satellite cloud and lightning imagery and watch for current weather warnings. Check MetEye for weather forecasts and current observations.
Reason: Technical or equipment problems

Date: 15/05/2022
Start time: 7:52 am EST
Duration: Unknown
Estimated time of restoration of service: Unknown
Please use the backup Melbourne (Broadmeadows) radar.
 

Luken

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Just some sort of interference, the Broadmeadows radar has always been a bit dodgy. The main Laverton radar has been offline since 7.52am...

Radar service is currently unavailable due to:​

This radar may be experiencing technical issues and our technicians are currently investigating. In the meantime, please view other radar locations or satellite cloud and lightning imagery and watch for current weather warnings. Check MetEye for weather forecasts and current observations.
Reason: Technical or equipment problems

Date: 15/05/2022
Start time: 7:52 am EST
Duration: Unknown
Estimated time of restoration of service: Unknown
Please use the backup Melbourne (Broadmeadows) radar.
Yeah.. I guess so.. but it really looked like a genuine return.. but yes you are probably right.

Has cleared for now, cold and breezy, 4.5mm 24hrs, so better than expected!
 
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Snowy Joey

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Quick trip up Donna Buang this morning. Quite chilly up there but not cold enough for snow.
The traffic lights have been taken away from the landslide. (Will make it rather interesting for the tourists driving up there after a snowfall.)
Raining now in Yarra Junction.
 
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Luken

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Just cold here, with about 1mm of showers, considering the days activities included earth works.. not so bad. Kept it cool without too much inconvenience.
Looking forward to our first real winter snap, usually comes in the coming weeks.. aka just before the lifts open...
 

Ubiquitous Steve

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Mild this morning on commute to Sunbury ....non threatening total cloud cover.....aeroplanes departing from Tulla are clearly seen on their climb.Roads dry.

Question?Did :( they find the missing man at Dinnerplain?
 
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Mild this morning on commute to Sunbury ....non threatening total cloud cover.....aeroplanes departing from Tulla are clearly seen on their climb.Roads dry.

Question?Did :( they find the missing man at Dinnerplain?
No he is still missing unfortunately, been a week now, so not looking like it's going to be a good outcome…..
 

Ubiquitous Steve

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Bloody cold in GI...is that frost on the lawn.Bears not investigating anything till the sun is higher.
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rime noreason

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I haven’t posted in a while (this post will make up for that! LOL), but still read posts now and then throughout this weird summer. While up north has had epic floods, we had a drought Summer despite humidity. Our garden on the northeast fringes suffered a similar fate to @Luken @Pommie and others, turning to brown dust. We’re now trying to replace a host of plants we lost, despite copious tank watering.

In early December it looked like Armageddon was about to strike as the trees were stripped of their leaves! We received a few minutes of rain, and then the tap got switched off for months.

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While some areas around Melbourne received sprinkles a couple of times, all we could do was watch distant thunderstorms slide by us. The radar showed vertical cloud bands that glided directly north to south bringing rain to all underneath them, while we were in between. Early February, we received this “deluge”, (that's our window cill) and that was the sum total for the entire summer, and well into Autumn:confused:

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I was surprised after the predictions that La Nina would bring a much milder and wetter Summer to the southeast of Australia. We had somewhat milder temperatures, but we sure got dudded with the predicted rains. The one bonus is that we didn’t have the dreadful northerlies, and numerous 40ᵒ+ days, although we certainly had plenty of baking days of 38 and 39, often 8 – 10 degrees hotter than Melbourne city. Our upstairs bedroom is like a sauna in summer, and we have the aircon going occasionally for a few hours, but for the first time in years, our aircon ran pretty much all night every night in January, and often in February.

Last June I posted photos of the Yarra in flood, and I mentioned that in some summers you can wade across the river. This is one of those summers. I can’t recall ever seeing the Yarra as low as it was from January and well into March. It was ankle deep when I crossed it in late February. You could wade through the tunnel too. As long as you’re happy to share it with bats.

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This was one I took last June for comparison, when it was the highest I recall ever seeing it. The tunnel roof on the left is around 4 metres or so high

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When the drought finally broke, we got about 2.5mm on March 1, followed by around 48mm over the first weekend of March. That was amazing to hear on the roof all night, and it even included some lightning and thunder in the early hours.

Despite not being around in the forums for awhile, I’ve been snapping away with the camera. @Claude Cat , I also noted the temperature playing along for the palindrome-ambigram on February 22, and took these screengrabs

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I also took similar screengrabs at 8pm and 10pm, using the military/24 hour clock. At 8pm (20 hours), the temperature was actually 20 then too! (as seen on my screengrabs).

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(I hope it’s ok to post these pictures in this general chat thread Claude Cat, otherwise remove them).


Today was one of those magnificent May days to savour. Cool, cloudless, pottering in the garden, watching birds and bees doing what birds and bees do.

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Being election day as well, it seems even the locals were having difficulty deciding which way to go - left (for clover), or right (for dandelions).

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Cool but not cold this morning. It was 5C at 10pm last night at home, but 8C at 6am so it had warmed up some.
Low cloud / mist, but none at ground level for the commute to the office.
The sun is out now and it a nice day out there now.
 
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