Australian Weather Calendar: February 2018

February photograph by Jennifer Erlandsen

Jennifer Erlandsen heard from the Bureau on 12 July 2016 that a cold front passing over Victoria would bring strong winds to the coast. She headed up the hill behind Mornington Pier to watch–and was blown off her feet.

Wind speeds ahead of the front reached 60 km/h, with a maximum gust of 91 km/h recorded in Frankston. Near gale-force winds caused large waves in Port Phillip Bay, making for very choppy conditions. A brief break in the clouds let the sun through and lit the waves perfectly for Jennifer's winning photo.