Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Wednesday 26 November 2014.

Recent Events
It was a partly cloudy day over much of the state yesterday. There were some
light showers about southern parts in the morning, mainly over west Gippsland.
Recorded falls in the 24 hours to 9am this morning were generally less than
1mm. The highest recorded total was 2mm at Darnum and Traralgon.

Overnight temperatures were generally near to a few degrees below the November
average, although minima near the coast were near to a couple of degrees above
average. Most minima ranged between 5 and 10 degrees. The lowest recorded
minimum was 2 degrees at Mt Buller, Mt Hotham and Mt Baw Baw. In contrast the
highest recorded minimum was 13 degrees at Cape Nelson, Cape Otway, Frankston,
Wonthagi, Wilsons Prom, Gabo Island and Pt Hicks.

It was sunny over the north of the state today, whist a weak cold front moved
across southern parts. Cloudy conditions with isolated light showers or
drizzle, mainly about the coast, followed the front. The highest recorded
rainfall in the 6 hours to 3pm today was 2.2mm at Wilsons Promontory.

Maximum temperatures were generally near to 4 degrees below the November
average today, mostly ranging between 17 and 25 degrees. The highest recorded
maximum to 3pm was 27 degrees at Mildura, whilst the lowest was just 8 degrees
at Mt Baw Baw.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a low of 11.8 degrees at 5:00am to a
high of 19.8 degrees at 12:22pm. No rainfall was recorded in the city gauge
from 9am to 4pm today.

Explanatory Notes
The northern tip of a cold front lying across southern Victoria will move away
to the east tonight. A high pressure system south of the Bight will drift
slowly eastwards and will be centred just to the southwest of Victoria on
Thursday with a strong ridge extending through Bass Strait to the NSW coast. On
Friday another weak cold front will cross Tasmania then the high pressure
system is expected to gradually move to the south of Tasmania during the
weekend. A low pressure trough will develop over South Australia on Sunday.