IDV10300 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria Notes on the Weather Issued at 4:42 pm EDT on Monday 10 March 2014. Recent Events In the 24 hours to 9am today showers produced isolated falls in eastern Victoria, however it was generally fine elsewhere. The highest rainfall total was 5mm being recorded at Dellicknora. Overnight minimum temperatures were mostly within 3 to 4 degrees of the March average, although some stations in elevated terrain recorded up to 8 degrees above average. The lowest recorded minimum was 9 degrees at Mouth Hotham Airport and Strathbogie. Elsewhere minimum temperatures generally ranged between 11 and 19 degrees. It was a generally cloudy day in the west and central areas and cloud increased in the east towards the evening. This morning there were moderate to fresh northerly winds then winds eased and tended light to moderate southerly in the afternoon. Isolated showers were detected on radar in the southwest and central areas and a few thunderstorms developed late this afternoon about the Gippsland ranges, however no rainfall greater than 0.2mm was registered in the 6 hours to 3pm. Maximum temperatures to 3pm were mostly 6 to 10 degrees above the March average, although some were as much as 12 above average in West Gippsland. Most recordings between were 29 and 35 degrees. The highest reported maximum was 37.7 degrees at Mildura and Charlton, while the temperature reached just 18 degrees at Mount Hotham. In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 21.7 degrees at 3:57am to a maximum of 32.7 degrees at 12:05pm. No rainfall was recorded in the city gauge in the 30 hours to 3pm today. Explanatory Notes A large high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will move slowly eastwards across New Zealand on Tuesday and Wednesday. A weak low pressure trough over eastern Victoria will dissipate tonight. A second trough will reach western Victoria about midday Tuesday ahead of an approaching cold front. The trough will push eastwards across central districts late in the afternoon and will move into the east overnight but not reach the northeast until about midday Wednesday. The cold front will push across southern districts a few hours behind the trough. A new high pressure system will form over Bight waters on Wednesday and will push across Bass Strait on Thursday to link with the first high pressure system over New Zealand by Friday.