Victoria Sea Surface Temperature

The sea surface temperature (SST) varies much more slowly than atmospheric temperatures due to the heat capacity of water. As such, the SSTs lag the atmospheric temperatures on a seasonal timescale by about 3 months. The lowest SSTs are usually observed in early Spring and the highest SSTs are observed in early Autumn.

In tropical regions, SSTs greater than 26°C are considered suitable for formation of tropical cyclones.

The data displayed in this map is the weekly average, centred on the date shown.

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Wet weather looms for southern and eastern Australia

12:06 EST

Widespread showers and some thunderstorms and snow will affect a broad area of southern and eastern Australia at the end of this week.

Victorian ski resorts restrict Melbourne holidaymakers amid coronavirus outbreak

18:42 EST

Victoria's alpine ski resorts have officially barred visitors from Melbourne coronavirus hotspots, as cases in the state's capital soar.