IDV10300 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria Notes on the Weather Issued at 4:42 pm EST on Monday 21 April 2014. Recent Events Rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am this morning was a result of scattered showers and rain areas near the western and central districts and South Gippsland coasts. Falls were generally a millimetre or less, apart from 9mm at Cape Nelson and 2mm at Portland, Beech Forest, Wyelangta and Cape Otway (all near the Southwest coast). Rainfall totals in the 6 hours since 9am this morning were again confined to the western and central districts and South Gippsland. Totals were less than 1mm, apart from 2mm recorded at Cape Otway. Overnight temperatures in the east of the State were generally 1 to 4 degrees below the April average and ranged between 4 and 11 degrees. While in the west of the State minimum temperatures were mostly 1 to 2 degrees above average and ranged between 8 and 14 degrees. The coldest recorded minimum was -2 degrees at Mount Hotham. Away from the Great Divide, Strathbogie recorded a minimum of zero, while Rutherglen, Corryong and Lake Dartmouth recorded a minimum of 1 degree. Today winds were mostly fresh northerly, locally strong about the ranges. Daytime temperatures were generally 1 to 3 degrees above the April average in the west of the state and ranged between 19 and 25 degrees. While maximum temperatures were mostly 1 to 3 degrees below the April average in the east of the State and ranged between 15 and 22 degrees. The highest maxima recorded was 26 degrees at both Mildura and Ouyen. In Melbourne the temperature ranged from an overnight minimum of 12.5 degrees at 7:09am to a maximum of 18.5 degrees at 3:12pm. No rain fell in the City gauge in the 30 hours from 9am Sunday until 3pm today. Explanatory Notes A high pressure system is over the Tasman Sea. A cold front will move across Victoria during Tuesday. Another cold front is expected to cross Bass Strait late Wednesday and early Thursday with a weak high high pressure system following across Victoria later Thursday, reaching the Tasman Sea on Friday.