Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:32 pm EDT on Saturday 1 November 2014.

Recent Events
A band of rain traversed the western and central parts of the State overnight
which resulted in rainfall totals in the 24 hours to 9am of mostly 1 to 5mm
over the north and 5 to 10mm over the central districts. The highest rainfall
total was 14mm recorded at Wonthaggi, Mount Donna Buang and Ventnor.

Minimum temperatures were generally between 1 and 4 degrees above the November
average with most temperatures ranging between 10 and 14 degrees and 4 and 12
degrees about the ranges. The lowest overnight temperature was 2 degrees
recorded at Mount William, whilst in contrast the highest overnight temperatue
was 17 degrees recorded at Hunters Hill, Gabo Island and Mallacoota.

The band of rain contracted to the eastern districts late in the morning and
then cleared the east of the State during the early afternoon. Showers followed
over southern and mountain areas with local small hail and thunderstorms. It
was otherwise a cool to cold and mostly cloudy day in the south with fresh to
strong and squally west to southwesterly winds whilst in the north, it was cool
to mild and partly cloudy with fresh southwesterly winds.

The highest rainfall totals in the 6 hours to 3pm were 23mm at Bullumwaal,
followed by 21mm at Mount Hotham and 20mm at Falls Creek.

Maximum wind gusts to 3pm were 111 km/h recorded at Mount Hotham, followed by
109 km/h at Mount Buller and 102 km/h at St Kilda.

Maximum temperatures to 3pm today were generally between 2 and 7 degrees below
the monthly average with most maxima ranging between 15 and 21 degrees and 8
and 15 degrees about the ranges. The highest daytime temperature was 24 degrees
recorded at Albury whilst in contrast, the lowest daytime temperature was 6
degrees at Mount William.

Melbourne's temperature ranged from a minimum of 13.6 degrees at 8:35am to a
maximum of 17.9 degrees at 2:43pm. The city gauge recorded 6.8mm in the 24
hours to 9am with a further 0.2mm recorded in the 6 hours to 3pm.

Explanatory Notes
A deep low pressure system passing south of Tasmania and the associated cold
front east of Bass Strait will move rapidly eastwards over the southern Tasman
Sea during Sunday. A high pressure system will move over Bight waters tonight
before drifting slowly towards western Victoria on Sunday then crossing the
State Sunday night to reach the Tasman Sea on Monday. The high will move
southeastwards over the southern Tasman Sea on Tuesday while a low pressure
trough will reach western Victoria by the afternoon and move through central
parts of the State late in the afternoon and evening and the east on Wednesday