WEATHER


Welcome to our weather page, with information kindly provided by the Bureau of Meteorology.

This information will be updated regularly.

For further information, please see www.bom.gov.au

January 2018: Fourth warmest January on record for Victoria
January was very much warmer than average across most of Victoria. The greatest variation was in the north around Swan Hill where the monthly mean maximum temperature was more than 4°C above average. Numerous sites across northern Victoria had record numbers of days 35°C or more for January, including Bendigo Airport (15 days), Walpeup Research (19 days), and Kyabram (17 days). Overnight temperatures were also very much above average across eastern Victoria, including patches of warmest on record in Gippsland. Rainfall for the month was mostly average to above average in the east, and average to below average in the west of the State. Heavy rainfall during the last week of January resulted in above average monthly totals in parts of central and northern Victoria, and East Gippsland.


Read the complete Monthly Summary for Victoria .

Go back to school with the BoM

The bureau of Meteorology is running two-day Introduction to Meteorology courses at our Melbourne office during March. The course provides a broad overview of the science of meteorology and is relevant to those who rely on timely and accurate weather information to manage risk and make critical decisions. The course covers: 
• Basic principles of atmospheric science and weather forecasting
• Major systems which influence climate and weather
• The broad range of weather and warning service delivered by the Bureau, and how you can use these to make better, more informed decisions

The next course runs from 6-7 March 2018 at the Bureau of Meteorology, 700 Collins Street, Docklands. Cost: $990 (including GST). Entrol online at bmtc.moodle.com.au

To find out more, contact David McQueen on 03 9669 4793 or i2m@bom.gov.au

Wet outlook for Gippsland February-April 2018
The February to April rainfall outlook , issued 25 January 2018, shows Gippsland is likely to have a wetter than average three months. Elsewhere in Victoria the chances of a wetter or drier than average three months are close to equal. February to April temperatures are likely to be warmer than average in the south and cooler than average in the north. The one month outlook for February shows all of Victoria is likely to be wetter then average, with the highest odds in the far east (>70% chance), easing to the west (>60% chance). However, take care using the one-month rainfall outlook at this time of year - historical accuracy for the one-month outlook for February across most of Victoria is low. Accuracy for the three-month February to April rainfall outlook is moderate to high over much of the state.


Watch our Climate and Water Outlook video.
Weak La Niña likely to end in autumn
The La Niña event in the tropical is likely near its peak, with most international models and historical observations suggesting this La Niña will end during autumn, La Niña typically brings above average rainfall to eastern Australia during summer. However, a weak La Niña has less influence on Australia rainfall than a strong event.

Read our complete ENSO Wrap-up