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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Sydney temperatures to plummet tonight as 'deceptive' cold front moves through NSW

19:34 EST

A fast-moving storm has hit Sydney and the Illawarra region, with winds hitting more than 100 kilometres per hour.

Snow blankets central Victoria as Ballarat records coldest September day in more than 50 years

19:13 EST

Victorians have been left shivering by an Antarctic blast that swept across the state, bringing significant snowfalls and the coldest September day in more than half a century to the regional city of Ballarat.