Latest Weather Observations for Victoria

Latest Weather Observations for Victoria

IDV60800

Issued at 6:32 pm EST Wednesday 26 July 2017 (issued every 30 minutes, with the page automatically refreshed every 10 minutes)

Where no observation is available within the last 75 minutes, the latest observation is shown in italics and coloured and removed from the table after 30 hours.
Station names link to data for the previous 72 hours.

MALLEE

  Date/Time
EST
Temp
°C
App
Temp
°C
Dew
Point
°C
Rel
Hum
%
Delta-T
°C
Wind Press
hPa
Rain since
9am
mm
Low
Temp
°C

time
High
Temp
°C

time
Highest Wind Gust
Dir  Spd
km/h
Gust
km/h
Spd
kts
Gust
kts
 Dir  km/h
time
kts
time
Charlton 26/06:30pm 9.3 7.0 4.9 74 2.0 W 6 7 3 4 1023.1 0.0 9.3
06:30pm
16.2
02:36pm
WSW 35
01:33pm
19
01:33pm
Hopetoun Airport 26/06:30pm 10.2 8.4 5.4 72 2.2 SSW 4 4 2 2 1023.4 0.0 10.2
06:30pm
16.5
01:53pm
SW 37
01:10pm
20
01:10pm
Kerang 26/03:00pm 14.8 12.4 6.9 59 3.9 SW 9 - 5 - - 0.0 - - - - -
Mildura 26/06:30pm 13.1 11.1 6.9 66 3.0 WNW 7 9 4 5 1023.9 0.0 13.0
06:30pm
17.9
03:12pm
SW 37
12:04pm
20
12:04pm
Ouyen 26/09:00am 12.3 11.4 10.6 89 0.9 W 6 - 3 - - 0.2 - - - - -
Swan Hill 26/06:30pm 8.6 5.5 3.4 70 2.2 SW 9 11 5 6 1023.2 0.0 8.6
06:30pm
16.0
12:58pm
WSW 48
12:01pm
26
12:01pm
Walpeup 26/06:30pm 11.4 9.4 4.6 63 3.1 SW 4 4 2 2 - 0.2 10.6
06:01pm
18.5
02:06pm
WSW 30
01:38pm
16
01:38pm

WIMMERA

  Date/Time
EST
Temp
°C
App
Temp
°C
Dew
Point
°C
Rel
Hum
%
Delta-T
°C
Wind Press
hPa
Rain since
9am
mm
Low
Temp
°C

time
High
Temp
°C

time
Highest Wind Gust
Dir  Spd
km/h
Gust
km/h
Spd
kts
Gust
kts
 Dir  km/h
time
kts
time
Edenhope 26/06:30pm 8.1 7.2 5.9 86 1.0 CALM 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 8.1
06:30pm
14.6
02:51pm
WSW 32
10:54am
17
10:54am
Horsham 26/06:30pm 9.3 6.7 6.0 80 1.5 WSW 9 11 5 6 1022.9 0.0 9.2
06:29pm
15.0
03:22pm
SW 41
11:49am
22
11:49am
Kanagulk 26/06:30pm 7.7 7.0 6.8 94 0.4 CALM 0 0 0 0 1022.7 0.2 7.6
06:30pm
15.0
02:32pm
WNW 28
02:24pm
15
02:24pm
Longerenong 26/06:30pm 8.7 6.3 5.4 80 1.5 W 7 7 4 4 - 0.0 8.5
06:22pm
14.7
03:34pm
SW 37
11:46am
20
11:46am
Nhill Aerodrome 26/06:30pm 10.4 9.5 6.0 74 2.0 CALM 0 0 0 0 1023.0 0.0 10.3
06:30pm
15.0
02:49pm
WSW 39
12:43pm
21
12:43pm
Stawell 26/06:30pm 8.2 6.2 7.3 94 0.4 SSW 7 7 4 4 1022.7 0.0 8.2
06:30pm
14.2
03:58pm
W 43
01:08am
23
01:08am
Warracknabeal 26/09:00am 9.0 7.4 8.0 93 0.5 W 6 - 3 - - 0.2 - - - - -
Warracknabeal Airport 26/06:30pm 10.0 7.2 5.2 72 2.2 WSW 9 13 5 7 1023.0 0.0 9.9
06:28pm
16.1
01:34pm
WSW 41
11:58am
22
11:58am

SOUTH WEST

  Date/Time
EST
Temp
°C
App
Temp
°C
Dew
Point
°C
Rel
Hum
%
Delta-T
°C
Wind Press
hPa
Rain since
9am
mm
Low
Temp
°C

time
High
Temp
°C

time
Highest Wind Gust
Dir  Spd
km/h
Gust
km/h
Spd
kts
Gust
kts
 Dir  km/h
time
kts
time
Ararat 26/03:00pm 12.0 7.4 5.7 65 3.0 SE 19 - 10 - 1021.6 0.0 - - - - -
Ben Nevis 26/06:30pm - - - - - WSW 15 20 8 11 - 0.6 - - WSW 59
09:39am
32
09:39am
Cape Nelson 26/06:30pm 11.8 8.1 6.3 69 2.6 W 15 20 8 11 1021.9 0.2 11.5
06:21pm
13.8
01:46pm
W 70
02:22am
38
02:22am
Cape Otway 26/06:30pm 11.2 6.4 5.5 68 2.6 WSW 20 33 11 18 1021.9 1.4 11.0
06:15pm
12.8
01:23pm
WSW 70
06:02am
38
06:02am
Casterton 26/06:30pm 7.8 5.8 7.1 95 0.3 WNW 7 9 4 5 1022.4 0.0 7.4
06:26pm
14.7
02:04pm
WSW 35
02:07pm
19
02:07pm
Dartmoor 26/06:30pm 8.3 6.9 7.4 94 0.4 WNW 4 6 2 3 1022.5 0.0 8.0
06:22pm
14.3
01:40pm
SW 30
01:57pm
16
01:57pm
Hamilton 26/06:30pm 8.1 5.8 5.9 86 1.0 SSW 7 9 4 5 1022.8 0.6 8.1
06:30pm
13.2
02:40pm
WNW 43
01:53am
23
01:53am
Mortlake 26/06:30pm 5.3 4.0 4.1 92 0.5 CALM 0 2 0 1 1022.5 0.2 5.2
06:30pm
13.9
12:36pm
SW 39
03:07pm
21
03:07pm
Mount Gellibrand 26/06:30pm 8.1 3.8 5.4 83 1.2 WSW 17 19 9 10 1022.3 0.0 7.8
06:10pm
12.8
01:57pm
WNW 69
01:39am
37
01:39am
Mount William 26/06:30pm 3.2 -1.1 3.2 100 0.0 WSW 15 20 8 11 - 0.4 3.0
06:10pm
5.3
01:47pm
WSW 87
03:14am
47
03:14am
Port Fairy 26/06:30pm 9.9 7.9 7.0 82 1.4 WNW 7 9 4 5 1021.9 1.0 9.8
06:30pm
14.4
01:05pm
WSW 63
05:09am
34
05:09am
Portland Airport 26/06:30pm 7.5 4.9 4.3 80 1.4 WSW 7 7 4 4 1022.3 1.0 7.4
06:28pm
14.2
01:33pm
W 61
02:17am
33
02:17am
Portland Harbour 26/06:30pm 11.6 - - - - WNW 6 7 3 4 1021.7 - - - - - -
Warrnambool 26/06:30pm 7.5 6.3 6.6 94 0.4 NW 2 11 1 6 1022.3 0.6 7.4
06:30pm
13.9
02:00pm
SW 43
11:34am
23
11:34am
Westmere 26/06:30pm 8.3 7.6 6.8 90 0.7 CALM 0 0 0 0 1022.8 0.4 8.2
06:30pm
12.9
02:08pm
W 43
05:04am
23
05:04am

CENTRAL

  Date/Time
EST
Temp
°C
App
Temp
°C
Dew
Point
°C
Rel
Hum
%
Delta-T
°C
Wind Press
hPa
Rain since
9am
mm
Low
Temp
°C

time
High
Temp
°C

time
Highest Wind Gust
Dir  Spd
km/h
Gust
km/h
Spd
kts
Gust
kts
 Dir  km/h
time
kts
time
Aireys Inlet 26/06:30pm 9.2 5.1 4.4 72 2.1 WNW 15 19 8 10 - 0.2 9.1
06:23pm
14.1
12:28pm
NW 61
12:49am
33
12:49am
Avalon 26/06:30pm 8.9 7.6 7.5 91 0.7 NW 4 13 2 7 1022.5 0.4 8.8
06:22pm
15.1
12:43pm
WSW 50
11:50am
27
11:50am
Ballarat 26/06:30pm 7.3 5.1 6.2 93 0.5 SSW 7 9 4 5 1023.2 0.2 7.0
06:10pm
12.0
01:25pm
WSW 44
12:13pm
24
12:13pm
Bundoora 26/09:00am 12.2 5.3 7.3 72 2.4 NNW 33 - 18 - - 0.0 - - - - -
Cerberus 26/06:30pm 9.4 7.4 7.3 87 1.0 WSW 7 9 4 5 1021.9 4.2 9.4
06:30pm
13.7
02:53pm
SW 46
11:17am
25
11:17am
Coldstream 26/06:30pm 8.6 8.0 7.2 91 0.7 CALM 0 0 0 0 1022.6 0.8 8.4
06:09pm
14.6
12:59pm
WSW 52
01:06pm
28
01:06pm
Cranbourne 26/09:00am 11.0 5.4 8.6 85 1.2 W 28 - 15 - - 5.0 - - - - -
Essendon Airport 26/06:30pm 9.8 9.6 8.9 94 0.4 CALM 0 0 0 0 1022.7 3.6 9.1
06:04pm
15.7
12:31pm
WSW 52
12:43pm
28
12:43pm
Fawkner Beacon 26/06:30pm - - - - - WSW 6 9 3 5 - - - - WNW 48
06:55am
26
06:55am
Ferny Creek 26/06:30pm 6.2 4.3 4.7 90 0.7 SW 4 7 2 4 1022.5 3.6 6.2
06:30pm
9.2
11:59am
WSW 24
12:42pm
13
12:42pm
Frankston 26/06:30pm 10.4 8.9 6.7 78 1.7 SW 4 6 2 3 - - 10.4
06:30pm
12.3
02:00pm
SW 43
02:03pm
23
02:03pm
Geelong Racecourse 26/06:30pm 9.4 7.6 7.3 87 1.0 W 6 6 3 3 1022.3 0.2 9.3
06:30pm
15.7
12:10pm
WNW 44
06:29am
24
06:29am
Laverton 26/06:30pm 9.4 7.7 7.5 88 0.9 SW 6 9 3 5 1022.6 0.8 9.4
06:30pm
14.7
12:32pm
SW 46
11:46am
25
11:46am
Melbourne Airport 26/06:30pm 9.4 8.7 6.8 84 1.2 CALM 0 0 0 0 1022.6 0.0 8.1
06:15pm
14.9
01:36pm
WSW 52
12:20pm
28
12:20pm
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 26/06:30pm 10.4 9.9 8.0 85 1.2 CALM 0 0 0 0 1022.5 0.2 10.3
06:30pm
15.0
12:17pm
S 37
12:46pm
20
12:46pm
Moorabbin Airport 26/06:30pm 9.2 7.6 6.3 82 1.3 WNW 4 7 2 4 1022.4 1.6 9.1
06:30pm
14.4
12:19pm
WSW 48
12:29pm
26
12:29pm
Phillip Island 26/03:00pm 13.0 6.8 6.1 63 3.3 W 28 - 15 - - 2.0 - - - - -
Point Wilson 26/06:30pm - - - - - SW 7 9 4 5 - - - - WNW 54
06:35am
29
06:35am
Pound Creek 26/06:30pm 10.2 7.7 6.4 77 1.8 SW 9 11 5 6 1021.4 0.4 9.9
06:24pm
13.3
11:04am
SW 46
01:28pm
25
01:28pm
Rhyll 26/06:30pm 10.3 8.2 5.9 74 2.0 WNW 6 9 3 5 1021.8 4.8 10.2
06:28pm
13.3
10:42am
SW 46
02:06pm
25
02:06pm
Scoresby 26/06:30pm 8.9 8.0 6.0 82 1.3 CALM 0 0 0 0 - 1.8 8.8
06:30pm
14.6
12:27pm
WSW 44
12:42pm
24
12:42pm
Sheoaks 26/06:30pm 7.9 5.5 4.5 79 1.5 WNW 6 9 3 5 1022.7 1.0 7.8
06:30pm
13.7
01:49pm
WNW 54
05:33am
29
05:33am
South Channel Island 26/06:30pm - - - - - SW 19 24 10 13 - - - - WSW 69
11:15am
37
11:15am
St Kilda Harbour RMYS 26/06:30pm - - - - - WNW 7 9 4 5 - - - - SSW 52
12:38pm
28
12:38pm
Viewbank 26/06:30pm 9.4 7.9 8.6 95 0.4 W 6 7 3 4 1022.6 0.2 9.4
06:30pm
14.8
12:36pm
W 43
12:26pm
23
12:26pm
Wonthaggi 26/09:00am 10.2 2.5 10.2 100 0.0 NNW 41 - 22 - 1013.9 4.0 - - - - -

NORTHERN COUNTRY

  Date/Time
EST
Temp
°C
App
Temp
°C
Dew
Point
°C
Rel
Hum
%
Delta-T
°C
Wind Press
hPa
Rain since
9am
mm
Low
Temp
°C

time
High
Temp
°C

time
Highest Wind Gust
Dir  Spd
km/h
Gust
km/h
Spd
kts
Gust
kts
 Dir  km/h
time
kts
time
Bendigo 26/06:30pm 7.8 6.7 5.3 84 1.1 CALM 0 4 0 2 1022.7 0.0 7.8
06:30pm
14.8
02:31pm
WSW 37
12:51pm
20
12:51pm
Echuca 26/09:00am 9.2 5.3 8.6 96 0.3 W 19 - 10 - 1020.2 0.1 - - - - -
Kyabram 26/06:30pm 11.1 8.8 5.8 70 2.5 SW 7 9 4 5 - 0.0 11.1
06:30pm
16.3
03:09pm
W 30
11:38am
16
11:38am
Mangalore 26/06:30pm 8.9 6.5 5.3 78 1.6 SSW 7 9 4 5 1022.6 0.0 8.7
06:29pm
15.1
02:50pm
W 33
12:52pm
18
12:52pm
Redesdale 26/06:30pm 6.5 4.5 4.3 86 1.0 WSW 4 7 2 4 - 0.2 6.3
06:29pm
15.2
12:54pm
WSW 33
12:18pm
18
12:18pm
Shepparton 26/06:30pm 9.2 6.4 5.0 75 1.9 SW 9 11 5 6 1022.3 0.0 9.0
06:12pm
15.1
02:42pm
SW 43
01:22pm
23
01:22pm
Strathbogie 26/09:00am 6.6 4.9 6.0 96 0.3 W 4 - 2 - - 2.0 - - - - -
Tatura 26/06:30pm 10.5 6.9 4.9 68 2.5 WSW 13 17 7 9 - 0.0 10.4
06:30pm
14.9
01:38pm
W 39
01:56pm
21
01:56pm
Yarrawonga 26/06:30pm 8.9 7.3 6.5 85 1.1 WNW 4 6 2 3 1022.4 0.0 8.8
06:30pm
15.8
01:53pm
W 37
03:16pm
20
03:16pm

NORTH EAST

  Date/Time
EST
Temp
°C
App
Temp
°C
Dew
Point
°C
Rel
Hum
%
Delta-T
°C
Wind Press
hPa
Rain since
9am
mm
Low
Temp
°C

time
High
Temp
°C

time
Highest Wind Gust
Dir  Spd
km/h
Gust
km/h
Spd
kts
Gust
kts
 Dir  km/h
time
kts
time
Albury 26/06:30pm 10.8 8.6 7.7 81 1.5 SSW 9 19 5 10 1022.4 0.4 10.7
06:30pm
13.8
03:33pm
W 41
03:30pm
22
03:30pm
Benalla 26/09:00am 8.9 6.3 7.9 93 0.5 W 11 - 6 - 1019.9 0.4 - - - - -
Edi Upper 26/09:00am 7.4 4.2 7.0 97 0.2 NNW 13 - 7 - - 4.0 - - - - -
Falls Creek 26/06:30pm -2.0 -10.5 -3.4 90 0.4 SW 32 37 17 20 1021.5 1.2 -2.9
06:02pm
-0.1
01:49pm
WNW 69
01:11am
37
01:11am
Hunters Hill 26/06:30pm 4.5 1.2 4.5 100 0.0 WSW 11 20 6 11 - 0.2 4.3
06:06pm
6.3
02:46pm
W 43
03:06pm
23
03:06pm
Lake Dartmouth 26/09:00am 10.0 7.1 4.8 70 2.4 N 9 - 5 - - 2.0 - - - - -
Mount Buller 26/06:30pm -1.5 -8.3 -1.6 99 0.0 SSW 24 37 13 20 - 8.2 -1.6
06:25pm
-0.1
01:15pm
W 61
07:28am
33
07:28am
Mount Hotham Airport 26/06:30pm 0.9 -2.9 -0.9 88 0.7 SW 9 13 5 7 1019.7 0.2 0.6
06:28pm
6.4
12:17pm
WNW 67
01:39am
36
01:39am
Mount Hotham 26/06:30pm -2.9 - - - - SW 24 30 13 16 - 0.0 -3.0
06:29pm
-0.9
02:07pm
NW 82
01:14am
44
01:14am
Rutherglen 26/06:30pm 7.5 6.9 7.4 99 0.0 CALM 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 7.5
06:30pm
14.1
02:35pm
WNW 43
02:35pm
23
02:35pm
Wangaratta 26/06:30pm 9.4 7.5 6.8 84 1.2 S 6 7 3 4 1022.4 0.0 9.4
06:30pm
14.2
01:46pm
W 37
01:56pm
20
01:56pm

NORTH CENTRAL

  Date/Time
EST
Temp
°C
App
Temp
°C
Dew
Point
°C
Rel
Hum
%
Delta-T
°C
Wind Press
hPa
Rain since
9am
mm
Low
Temp
°C

time
High
Temp
°C

time
Highest Wind Gust
Dir  Spd
km/h
Gust
km/h
Spd
kts
Gust
kts
 Dir  km/h
time
kts
time
Castlemaine 26/09:00am 7.8 6.8 7.2 96 0.3 W 2 - 1 - - 2.0 - - - - -
Eildon Fire Tower 26/06:30pm 6.3 2.0 5.3 93 0.5 WSW 17 20 9 11 - 1.8 6.2
06:00pm
9.9
02:19pm
WSW 50
02:26pm
27
02:26pm
Kilmore Gap 26/06:30pm 6.1 2.7 6.0 99 0.0 S 13 17 7 9 1022.9 0.6 6.0
06:30pm
11.4
02:31pm
WSW 44
02:21pm
24
02:21pm
Lake Eildon 26/09:00am 9.1 8.4 6.8 85 1.1 CALM 0 - 0 - - 0.2 - - - - -
Maryborough 26/09:00am 8.8 7.1 7.5 91 0.6 NW 6 - 3 - - 4.0 - - - - -

WEST AND SOUTH GIPPSLAND

  Date/Time
EST
Temp
°C
App
Temp
°C
Dew
Point
°C
Rel
Hum
%
Delta-T
°C
Wind Press
hPa
Rain since
9am
mm
Low
Temp
°C

time
High
Temp
°C

time
Highest Wind Gust
Dir  Spd
km/h
Gust
km/h
Spd
kts
Gust
kts
 Dir  km/h
time
kts
time
East Sale 26/06:30pm 8.1 4.6 5.6 84 1.1 WNW 13 17 7 9 1021.4 3.6 8.0
06:30pm
14.0
11:43am
W 57
10:55am
31
10:55am
Hogan Island 26/06:30pm 9.9 - 10.5 - - WSW 59 70 32 38 1018.4 0.2 9.6
06:30pm
12.4
12:03pm
WNW 107
05:24am
58
05:24am
Latrobe Valley 26/06:30pm 9.1 4.6 6.9 86 1.0 W 20 26 11 14 1021.2 7.4 9.0
06:30pm
13.1
03:12pm
W 61
09:12am
33
09:12am
Mount Baw Baw 26/06:30pm -0.5 -6.4 -0.6 99 0.0 WSW 20 28 - 15 - 9.2 -0.7
06:18pm
0.2
12:27pm
W 57
01:26am
31
01:26am
Mount Moornapa 26/06:30pm 6.6 2.9 4.6 87 0.9 W 13 32 7 17 - 3.8 6.4
06:28pm
14.2
10:52am
WNW 50
12:24pm
27
12:24pm
Warragul (Nilma North) 26/06:30pm 8.4 6.4 7.2 92 0.6 WNW 7 11 4 6 1021.8 11.6 8.3
06:29pm
12.9
11:46am
W 57
10:28am
31
10:28am
Wilsons Promontory 26/06:30pm 10.9 - 2.7 57 3.5 - - - - - 1018.3 0.4 10.5
06:09pm
11.8
09:52am
S 95
06:37am
51
06:37am
Yanakie 26/06:30pm 9.9 5.1 5.7 75 1.9 WSW 20 26 11 14 1020.8 1.2 9.8
06:28pm
13.7
10:42am
NW 67
06:51am
36
06:51am
Yarram Airport 26/06:30pm 8.8 4.2 6.3 84 1.1 W 20 24 11 13 1020.6 6.6 8.2
06:12pm
13.5
11:29am
WNW 65
02:14am
35
02:14am

EAST GIPPSLAND

  Date/Time
EST
Temp
°C
App
Temp
°C
Dew
Point
°C
Rel
Hum
%
Delta-T
°C
Wind Press
hPa
Rain since
9am
mm
Low
Temp
°C

time
High
Temp
°C

time
Highest Wind Gust
Dir  Spd
km/h
Gust
km/h
Spd
kts
Gust
kts
 Dir  km/h
time
kts
time
Bairnsdale 26/06:30pm 7.4 4.1 4.5 82 1.3 NW 11 13 6 7 1021.3 4.0 7.4
06:30pm
15.4
12:21pm
SW 65
12:41pm
35
12:41pm
Combienbar 26/06:30pm 5.6 1.7 3.6 87 0.9 SW 13 20 7 11 1019.6 - 5.4
06:12pm
12.4
12:18pm
W 46
12:35am
25
12:35am
Gabo Island 26/06:30pm 11.2 1.2 7.7 79 1.7 W 50 65 27 35 1017.7 0.0 10.3
06:25pm
16.6
11:45am
WSW 89
01:04pm
48
01:04pm
Gelantipy 26/06:30pm 4.9 0.3 3.6 91 0.6 WSW 17 26 9 14 1020.9 2.6 4.8
06:13pm
10.9
11:58am
SSW 48
03:07pm
26
03:07pm
Kingfish B 26/05:20pm 11.7 -0.4 4.4 61 3.3 SW 57 69 31 37 1018.4 - - - - - -
Lakes Entrance 26/09:00am 12.6 9.2 10.7 88 1.0 NW 19 - 10 - - 0.0 - - - - -
Mallacoota 26/06:30pm 10.0 5.7 6.9 81 1.5 WSW 19 37 10 20 1018.4 0.0 9.7
06:15pm
16.8
12:35pm
SW 65
02:27pm
35
02:27pm
Mount Nowa Nowa 26/06:30pm 6.9 4.4 6.5 97 0.2 W 9 15 5 8 - 4.6 6.7
06:03pm
13.4
12:45pm
W 61
01:20pm
33
01:20pm
Omeo 26/06:30pm 4.1 2.0 1.8 85 0.9 ENE 2 6 1 3 1021.7 0.0 4.1
06:30pm
13.1
01:01pm
WNW 50
11:27am
27
11:27am
Orbost 26/06:30pm 8.9 6.4 6.7 86 1.0 WNW 9 15 5 8 1020.6 1.8 8.6
06:25pm
16.0
10:51am
W 61
01:39pm
33
01:39pm
Point Hicks 26/09:00am 13.5 4.6 5.2 57 3.9 W 41 - 22 - - 0.0 - - - - -

MOBILE

  Date/Time
EST
Temp
°C
App
Temp
°C
Dew
Point
°C
Rel
Hum
%
Delta-T
°C
Wind Press
hPa
Rain since
9am
mm
Low
Temp
°C

time
High
Temp
°C

time
Highest Wind Gust
Dir  Spd
km/h
Gust
km/h
Spd
kts
Gust
kts
 Dir  km/h
time
kts
time
Wye River 26/05:50pm 10.0 7.2 5.1 71 2.2 SW 9 13 5 7 - 4.6 - - - - -

Weather station information

  • Kingfish B weather observations are provided by ExxonMobil.
  • ** Mobile - Stations labelled "Mobile" are mobile AWS sited at a location for short periods.