Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EST on Sunday 30 August 2015.

Recent Events
Showers from Saturday and overnight fell over southern and mountain areas.
Falls were generally up to 5mm although there were some higher totals in
exposed and elevated locations. The higest recorded totals were 25mm at Mt Baw
Baw and 22mm at Mt Donna Buang (a mix of snow and then rain) and 16mm at Mt St

Overnight minimum temperatures were mostly within a few degrees of the August
average and were again in the single figures right across the State. The lowest
reported was minus 4 degrees at Mt Hotham. Elsewhere it fell to minus 1 degree
at Hopetoun and Mildura resulting in some areas of frost.

Showers continued across East Gippsland producing only around 1mm, 2.6mm was
recorded at Gabo Island. Readings in elevated areas such as 5.2mm at Mt
Wellington were likely due to melting snow.

The day was mostly cloudy across the south and mostly sunny in the north. Parts
of Melbourne and Gippsland however did manage to see some sunny periods during
the afternoon. Winds were mostly light southerlies.

Maximum temperatures to 4pm today slightly below average, although up to 6
degrees below average in the far east, and mainly ranged between 11 and 15
degrees. The highest recorded was 17 degrees at Mildura followed by 16 at
Walpeup and Wangaratta.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 8.4 degrees at 6:05am to
a maximum of 12.5 degrees at 12:36pm. 2.2mm fell in the Melbourne gauge to 9am
but no further rain was recorded to 4pm.

Explanatory Notes
A deep low pressure system is located over the Tasman Sea and will remain there
through until Tuesday. A large high pressure system lies well south of Tasmania
extending a ridge over western Victoria. The high pressure ridge will move
slowly across Victoria on Monday and Tuesday as a new low pressure system
develops over the Bight. The low and associated trough will move closer to
Victoria during Wednesday and will cross the State on Thursday.