Wednesday, July 09, 2008


We have had some awesome winter weather this week. Yesterday we awoke to snow. It snowed until lunch time but melted fast. It didn't go above 2 degrees until lunch and then hit a big 5. Thanks goodness we have lots of wood for the fire.

Over the next few days we are in for some rough weather. A wind warning has been issued for our area with gusts reaching 100km an hour. Snow is predicted for the next two days down to 500 metres. We are at 680 metres so we could well and truly get snowed in. The kids are looking forward to having heaps of snow. Let's hope.

Wednesday and Thursday Fine tonight. Showers and rain areas developing on Thursday. Snowfall above 500 metres on Thursday and local hail and thunder. A cold day with strong to gale force northwesterly wind.

Friday Scattered showers, falling as snow above 500 metres at first. A chance of hail during the morning. A cold day with strong southwesterly wind.

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCASTVICTORIAN SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGfor Localised Damaging WindsFor people in the Western, Wimmera, North Central, Central, West and SouthGippsland, East Gippsland and Alpine districts.Issued at 10:05 pm EST on Wednesday 9 July 2008

A cold front will affect Victoria Thursday morning and a secondary front willmove through Thursday night and early Friday. North to northwesterly winds areexpected to strengthen from the west overnight to average 45 to 60km/h withgusts to around 90km/h before tending northwest to westerly. A west to southwestchange will then affect southern districts on Thursday night with winds likelyto average 50 to 70 km/h with gusts of around 100 km/h. Snowfalls are likely to develop down to around 500 metres during Thursday.

In the interests of community safety the SES suggests some simple precautions:Secure any loose objects in the vicinity of your house, beware of fallenpowerlines and, if you are boating, then return to shore as soon as possible.

The next warning is due to be issued by 5am Thursday

Happy birthday to Cassie last week, Megan yesterday and Jason tomorrow.

We spent a lovely afternoon at the park today with family friends. Kids all had a great time.

I will update more over the next few days.


Anonymous said...

It sure has been cold! The weather forcast is sounding a bit rough - how exciting though for you all to wake up to snow. I hope the gale force winds aren't too bad for you guys over the next few days. Glad to hear that you are enjoying the school holidays. Cheers Erica

Anonymous said...

it must be snowing down there and very cold as up here it is minus 5 with bitter winds.
Every time you get the cold front down in Victoria, it gets very cold up here, never known it to be as cold here. Happy Birthday Jason, Hope the card arrived on time.xx

sollie said...

We are suposed to have summer but it's like autumn. It rains most of the day and it's only 18°C.

Trish said...

I was thinking of you the other day when it snowed in Ballarat
Its been so cold but at least like a real winter !!!
Hope you and yours are all well :)