Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:36 pm EST on Friday 30 September 2016.

Recent Events
A complex low pressure system over Victoria resulted in further rainfall across
the State in the 24 hours to 9am today. Falls of 2 to 5mm were recorded across
much of southern Victoria, however higher falls of 5 to 15mm were recorded
across the north. The heaviest falls were recorded across the northeast ranges,
with widespread falls of 25 to 50mm. The highest falls recorded were 67mm at
Archerton, followed by 66mm at Mitta Mitta, 59mm at Handcocks, 58mm at Cheshunt
and 48mm at Lake William Hovell. Elsewhere across the State Avoca recorded
26mm, Mildura, 23mm and Lancefield 29mm.

Minimum temperatures were generally within two degrees of the September average
across the State and mostly ranged between 5 and 9 degrees. The lowest
temperatures recorded were -3 at Mt Hotham, followed by -2 at Falls Creek and
Mt Buller and -1 at Mt Baw Baw. Away from elevated areas the lowest temperature
recorded was 4 at Longerenong (near Horsham).

Scattered showers continued across much of the State today as the complex low
began to move southeastwards over Bass Strait. Showers were particularly
frequent across the north and northeast of the State as well as Gippsland.
Thunderstorms were observed this afternoon near Mangalore, Shepparton, Yarram,
Licola and Bairnsdale. There were snowfalls about Alpine areas. It was a cool
and mostly cloudy day across the State. Winds were initially light across the
State but gradually tended moderate westerly from the west and became fresh at
times across the northwest during the afternoon.

Rain was recorded across all districts in the 7 hours to 4pm today, with most
falls below 5mm. Some higher totals were recorded across the north of the
State, particularly across the northeast ranges. The highest falls recorded
were 21mm at High Ridge, followed by 17mm at Lake Buffalo and 16mm at Mt
Buffalo Chalet and Mt Buller.

Maximum temperatures were generally 1 or 2 degrees below average across
southern Victoria but 4 to 7 degrees below normal across the north of the
State. Maxima mostly ranged between 13 and 16 degrees. The highest temperature
recorded was 17 at numerous locations including Aireys Inlet, Dartmoor,
Bairnsdale, Yarram and Orbost.

Melbourne's temperature ranged from a minimum of 9.3 degrees at 7:16am to a
maximum of 16.4 degrees at 12:58pm. The city gauge recorded 2mm of rain in the
24 hours to 9am today, with no further rain recorded in the 7 hours to 4pm.

Explanatory Notes
A large low pressure complex with multiple low centres affecting southeast
Australia will continue to drift southwards and will move across Tasmania
during Friday night, resulting in a westerly airflow across Victoria. A cold
front is expected to reach western Victoria late Sunday afternoon and will
cross the remainder of the State Sunday night and early Monday, before the next
frontal system crosses the state Tuesday.