Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:31 pm EST on Tuesday 2 September 2014.

Recent Events
Rain fell across all districts in the 24 hours to 9am today following the
passage of a cold front across the State yesterday. Falls across the Wimmera
and far northeast of the State were generally less than 5mm. Elsewhere, most
falls were in the range of 5 to 15mm, with some higher falls across the ranges.
The largest totals were 40mm at Strathbogie, followed by 32mm at Donna Buang,
31mm at Mt Baw Baw and 28mm at Warburton.

Overnight temperatures were generally 1 to 3 degrees below average across the
north of the State and close to average elsewhere. Minima typically ranged
between 3 and 10 degrees. The lowest temperature recorded was -3 at Falls Creek
and Mt Hotham, followed by -2 at Mt Buller and -1 at Mt Baw Baw.

Scattered showers affected southern and mountain areas following the passage of
the cold front during Monday, with showers tending to rain areas across East
Gippsland. Isolated thunderstorms were observed across central and eastern
areas of the State with some small hail also observed in the south. It was a
cool day with moderate to fresh south to southwesterly winds. Some stronger
gusts were recorded across Alpine areas this afternoon, with a gust to 95 km/h
at Falls Creek.

Maximum temperatures to 3pm were generally 2 to 4 degrees below average across
most of the State and 5 to 10 degrees below average across Gippsland.
Temperatures mostly ranged between 11 and 15 degrees. The highest temperatures
recorded were 17 at Mildura, Walpeup and Charlton, followed by 16 at Ouyen,
Swan Hill, Horsham, Echuca, Kerang, Yarrawonga and Wodonga.

Rain fell across central and eastern districts in the 6 hours to 3pm. Falls
across most areas were in the range of 1 to 5mm, except for East Gippsland
where most totals were between 10 and 20mm. The highest falls recorded were
25mm at Pt Hicks, followed by 18mm at Mt Nowa Nowa and 16mm at Combienbar and
Basin Creek.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 9.1 degrees at 02:51 to a
maximum of 16.4 degrees at 13:36. 11mm of rain was recorded in the 24 hours to
9am today, with a further 0.2mm recorded in the 6 hours to 3pm.

Explanatory Notes
A low pressure system just to the east of Victoria is expected to move
northeastwards to lie well off the central NSW coast on Wednesday then further
eastwards over the Tasman Sea on Thursday. A high pressure system over the
Bight will be centred near Adelaide tonight before drifting slowly eastwards
across Victoria on Wednesday and Thursday. A small low pressure system will
cross Bight waters on Wednesday before moving northeastwards across eastern
South Australia on Thursday then weakening over northern NSW on Friday. A new
high pressure system will cross Bight waters to reach Bass Strait on Friday and
should be located over eastern Victoria on Saturday.