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Weather forecasts & climate

Weather forecasts & climate

Forecasts

Weather district Cities & towns in district Forecasts
Melbourne Melbourne and suburbs BOM WZ
Central Ballarat, Frankston, Geelong, Wonthaggi, Yarra Glen BOM WZ
Mallee Mildura, Swan Hill BOM WZ
Wimmera Horsham BOM WZ
Northern country Bendigo, Echuca, Shepparton BOM WZ
North central Seymour BOM WZ
North east Wangaratta, Wodonga BOM WZ
South west Colac, Hamilton, Warrnambool BOM WZ
West & South Gippsland Latrobe Valley, Sale BOM WZ
East Gippsland Bairnsdale, Orbost BOM WZ
Alpine Mt Buller, Mt Hotham BOM  

BOM are Bureau of Meteorology forecasts, WZ are Weather Zone forecasts.

See also 7 day forecasts for major centres in Victoria.

The weather forecast for a specific city or town is available by locating a city or town and then viewing the "weather & climate" section.

Climate

Victoria has a varied climate, ranging from semi-arid in the far north-west of the state, to temperate along the coast. The mountainous Great Dividing Range in the central and eastern parts of the state produces a cooler mountain climate.

The wettest parts of Victoria are the Otway Ranges in the south-west, Gippsland in the south-east and the mountainous alpine areas of the north-east.

Temperature extremes:

  • Highest temperature: 48.8°C at Hopetoun (north-western Victoria) on 7th February 2009
  • Lowest temperature: -11.7°C at Omeo on 13th June 1965 and Falls Creek (near Mount Beauty) on 3rd July 1970

Rainfall extremes:

  • Highest daily rainfall: 375 mm at Tanybryn (inland from Apollo Bay) in 1983
  • Highest rainfall in a year: 3,738 mm at Falls Creek (near Mount Beauty) in 1956
  • Greatest number of rainy days in a year: 275 days at Wyelangta (near Lavers Hill) in 1986

Snow:

Normally snow only falls on the higher mountains within the Great Dividing Range. During some years, light snow is occasionally observed at elevated areas in the Macedon Ranges and Dandenong Ranges.

Further information:

Detailed climate information for cities and towns throughout Victoria is available by locating a city or town and then viewing the "weather & climate" section.