Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

Recent Events
A weak trough moving over Victoria brought some light showers to parts of the
southwest and central districts overnight, with the rest of the state remaining
dry. To 9am this morning, totals were generally less than 1mm, with the highest
total of 2.4mm recorded at Cape Otway, with 1.8mm at Nullawarre and 1.4mm at

With increasing cloud cover, most of the state saw minimum temperatures around
2 to 4 degrees above average. The exceptions were the southwest and some parts
of the northeast, where minima were close to or slightly below the October
average. Minima mostly ranged between 7 and 14 degrees, with Mt William, Mt
Hotham airport and Strathbogie recording the lowest temperature of 4 degrees.
By contrast Mt Nowa Nowa and Orbost did not drop below 16 degrees.

High cloud associated with a weak front continued to contract to the east this
morning, with some lower cloud and isolated light showers also developing
through southern and mountain districts. Much of northern Victoria remained dry
and sunny. Winds were generally moderate to fresh west to southwesterlies,
although northwesterly winds were observed ahead of the front through eastern
Victoria this morning. The strongest gust of 65 km/h was observed at Wilsons
Prom. Little significant rainfall was recorded after 9am this morning, with
only a few stations in the southwest seeing 0.2mm.

The weak front crossing the state had a pronounced affect on maximum
temperatures, with most of western Victoria 2 to 4 degrees below average, while
eastern and northern Victoria saw maxima around 3 to 6 degrees above the
October average. Much of the central district was close to average for this
time of year. This gave a wide range of temperatures, with most stations
recording maxima between 14 and 29 degrees. Albury saw the highest maximum of
31 degrees, while Mt William did not get above 9.

Melbourne's temperature today ranged from a minimum of 13.0 degrees at 5:18am,
to a maximum of 18.8 degrees at 3:15pm. No rainfall was recorded in the city
gauge in the 31 hours to 9am today.

Explanatory Notes
A ridge of high pressure will extend across Victoria through to the weekend.