Climate

The inland mountain climate includes a frost free period in spring, hot summers days with cool valley breezes at night, heavy frosts in winter, high rainfall distributed over all the year with slight increases in spring and autumn. There is generally little wind and it is a more consistent climate than south of the Dividing Range as many of the weather fronts that bring change do not reach north over the Divide. Consequently the number of sunny hours in the year is high.

 

Don’t ask a local person for the local weather forecast they are rather biased! It’s always going to be sunny, rain at night and the snow is always going to be great in winter. For local weather forecasts watch local news on the Channel Prime News at 5.30pm or Channel Win News 6.00pm or if watching state weather forecasts Wangaratta and Albury weather is a better indication than Melbourne forecasts. Temperatures in Bright are generally two degrees lower than Wangaratta and Albury and high country temperatures often up to ten degrees or more lower than the valleys. Rainfall can be much localised within the valley system and the weather vastly different in the valleys compared to the high country, so forecasts for the high country are very difficult.

Good local weather forecasts on the internet can be found on www.bom.gov.au and look for North East forecasts.

 

Sunshine 

Lots and lots of clear, blue, blue skies and sunshine, also lots of starry, starry nights


Wind 

Very, very little wind in the valleys.

 

Month Ave Max Ave Min Rainfall
January 30 9 76
February 30 10 81
March 26 6 55
April 21 4 67
May 16 2 80
June 13 1 158
July 12 1 158
August 14 3 158
September 17 3 126
October 21 5 125
November 24 6 75
December 27 6 84