WEATHER


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

The weather page is updated regularly however for up-to-the-minute weather reporting and forecasting, please go to www.bom.gov.au or download the BOM weather app.

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

La Niña in decline
The La Niña in the tropical Pacific Ocean has passed its peak and its expected to end by early autumn. The breakdown of several weak La Niña events in the past (e.g., 1907, 1925, 1930, 1943, and 2009) also saw dry conditions in some areas during autumn. La Niña typically brings above average rainfall to eastern Australia but this week La Nina has had a correspondingly weak effect on out climate. Climate patterns in eastern Australia have been significantly different from those observed in the last strong La Niña of 2010-12.
Read our complete ENSO Wrap-up

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