- the decrease in wind speed over the land due to the generally rougher land surface.
- the effects of local topography, especially funnelling near and around headlands.
- the effects of inshore sea and land breezes.
Some stations are a good distance away from the coast but have been included as they provide some helpful information in areas where there are no other weather stations.
Note: Values for the distance in kilometres from the coast have been rounded up to one decimal place. Values of less than 0.2 km (200 metres) are identified as 'on the coast'.
|Station name||Metres above sea level||Kilometres from coast||Site of anemometer|
|Portland Airport||81 m||6 km||Airport|
|Cape Nelson||45 m||On the coast||On cliff top|
|Port Fairy||10 m||0.2 km||On sand dunes|
|Warrnambool||71 m||10 km||Airport|
|Cape Otway||82 m||0.2 km||On hill behind lighthouse|
|Aireys Inlet||95 m||1.2 km||On hills above inlet|
|Geelong Airport||33 m||9.4 km||Airport|
|Point Wilson||18 m||2.4 km into Bay||On 2km jetty in Port Phillip Bay|
|Avalon||11 m||4.5 km||Airport|
|Laverton||20 m||5.3 km||Airport|
|Melbourne||113 m||20 km||Airport|
|Fawkner Beacon||10 m||13 km into Bay||On navigation structure in Port Phillip Bay|
|South Channel Island||5 m||In the Bay||On island in Port Phillip Bay|
|St Kilda Harbour RMYS||6.4 m||0.6 km into bay||On 0.6km jetty in Port Phillip Bay|
|Moorabbin||12 m||3 km||Airport|
|Frankston||6 m||On the coast||On primary sand dune|
|Cerberus||13 m||1.5 km||Flat open area|
|Rhyll||13 m||On the coast||On small cliffs above Westernport Bay|
|Phillip Island||7 m||0.4 km||Behind dunes and coastal vegetation|
|Wonthaggi||52 m||4.6 km||On hill behind town|
|Wilsons Promontory||95 m||0.2 km||On Clifftop Amongst Lighthouse Buildings|
|Hogan Island||116 m||0.4 km||On Hummock Shaped Island|
|East Sale||5 m||25 km||Airport|
|Bairnsdale||49 m||17.5 km||Airport|
|Lakes Entrance||43 m||1.4 km||On Hill Behind Town|
|Orbost||63 m||12 km||On undulating hills behind town|
|Point Hicks||27 m||On the coast||On coastal sand dunes|
|Mallacoota||22 m||0.2 km||Flat - Airport surrounded by coastal scrub|
|Gabo Island||15 m||On the coast||Rounded island, NW of lighthouse|