IDV10300 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria Notes on the Weather Issued at 4:37 pm EDT on Wednesday 11 December 2013. Recent Events In the 24 hours to 9am this morning showers affected southern districts bringing rainfall, mostly of less than 1mm. The highest rainfall totals were Wyelangta with 26mm and Beech Forest with 21mm, both on the West Coast. Minimum temperatures were close to the December average and most ranged between 8 and 14 degrees. The lowest recorded minimum was -1 degree at Mt Hotham, while away from the Alps the lowest was 6 degrees at Ballarat. A cold front with an associated band of scattered showers moved across southern Victoria today. Rainfall totals in the 7 hours to 4pm were highest near southwest-facing coasts. The highest rainfalls recorded were 13mm at Upper Lang Lang followed by 12mm at Cerberus and 11mm at Yarragon South and Wilsons Promontory. There were partly cloudy skies above most of the state today and maximum temperatures were consistently several degrees below average. Most maxima ranged between 18 and 24 degrees while the lowest was 5 degrees at Mt Baw Baw. The highest maximum was 26 degrees at Mildura, Charlton and Yarrawonga. Winds were moderate to fresh west to southwesterly. In Melbourne the temperature ranged from an overnight minimum of 14.0 degrees at 6:10am to a maximum of 21.1 degrees at 3:08pm. There was no rainfall recorded in the city rain gauge in the 24 hours to 9am, however 2.2mm fell in the following 7 hours to 4pm. Explanatory Notes A cold front over far eastern Victoria will move to the east of Bass Strait this evening. The tail end of another cold front will clip Bass Strait during Thursday then the last cold front in the series will pass across Bass Strait on Friday. A high pressure system southwest of Western Australia extends a ridge across the Bight that will move across northern Victoria on Thursday and Friday. The high centre will move to the Bight on Saturday and should lie just west of Victoria on Sunday with the associated ridge moving southwards over southern Victoria.