Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Updated Notes on the Weather
Issued at 5:19 pm EDT on Monday 24 October 2016.

Recent Events

In the 24 hours to 9am today, showers mainly affected southeastern Victoria.
The highest recorded rainfall totals were 36mm at Mt Baw Baw, 32mm at Reeves
Knob and 27mm at Mt Tamboritha. There were a few other falls of 10-25mm,
generally in Gippsland, but most stations recorded less than 10mm.

With clear skies and light winds the overnight minima were up to 8 degrees
below the October average, mostly ranging between 1 and 8 degrees. The
exception was the Central district, where cloud cover kept the temperatures
close to average at around 8 to 10 degrees. The lowest recorded overnight
minimum was -6 degrees at Mt Hotham. Away from the Alps the lowest was -1
degree at Mt William followed by zero degrees at Swan Hill, Horsham,
Longerenong, Ararat and Ben Nevis.

There were early fog and frost patches inland, and morning cloud over the
Central district and parts of Gippsland. This all cleared to a mostly sunny
afternoon. There was no significant rainfall in the 7 hours to 4pm today (the
7mm recorded at Mt Baw Baw was due to melting snow from yesterday). Winds were
generally light and variable, although they became moderate to fresh at times
about the east coast.

Maximum temperatures tended to be a few degrees below average today, and mostly
ranged between 15 and 21 degrees. The highest recorded maximum was 24 degrees
at Walpeup, followed by 23 degrees at Mildura and 22 degrees at Hopetoun and
Swan Hill. In contrast the temperature only rose as high as 12 degrees in

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 10.7 degrees at 6:16am to
a maximum of 16.4 degrees at 5:10pm. There was only 0.4mm of rainfall recorded
in the city gauge in the 24 hours to 9am, and no further significant rainfall
in the 7 hours to 4pm.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system over Victoria will drift away to the northeast tomorrow.
A weakening low pressure trough will enter western Victoria on Tuesday. The
trough will linger over Victoria on Wednesday with a cold front to cross the
State Wednesday night and early Thursday. Another high pressure system will
approach Victoria on Thursday before the high drifts over the State on Friday.