IDV10300 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria Notes on the Weather Issued at 4:30 pm EST on Sunday 1 May 2016. Recent Events A cold front moved across the State during Saturday night and Sunday morning, producing widespread showers and thunderstorms. Some of these thunderstorms were severe, producing some haill and damaging winds. Most of the State received falls of 5mm or more, 10-20mm over central and the northeastern ranges in the 24 hours to 9am Sunday. Some of the higher falls were 43mm at Mongans Bridge, 42mm at Mt Buffalo, 40mm at Mt Hotham and 39mm at Yackandandah. Overnight minimum temperatures were generally 2 to 6 degrees above the May average, although 6 to 10 degrees in the east. Minima mostly ranged between 9 and 15 degrees with the lowest reported being 2 degrees at Mt Baw Baw, 3 degrees at Mt Hotham and Mt William. In contrast the temperature only dropped to 17 degrees at Point Hicks. Gusty north to northwesterly winds tended westerly as a low pressure system over northwestern Tasmania slipped away to the southeast. Showers and thunderstorms contracted to southern and eastern Victoria. The day was partly cloudy in the north and mostly cloudy in the south with rainfall in the 7 hours to 4pm mainly confined to southern Victoria, most totals less than 3mm. The highest for this period was Wilsons Promontory with 22mm, Yanakie 14mm, Yarragon 13mm and Balook 12mm. Winds were fresh to strong and gusty, especially near showers and thunderstorms. Some of the higher gusts were 130km/h at Hogan Island, 120km/h at Mt Hotham, 113km/h at Wilsons Promontory and 107km/h at Fawkner Beacon. Maximum temperatures to 4pm were generally close to the May average, but in the far southeast they were 4 to 7 degrees above the average. Maxima generally ranged between 9 and 15 degrees with the highest recorded maximum to 4pm being 25 degrees at Mallacoota and 24 degrees at Gabo Island. Mt William and Mt Baw Baw could only reach 5 degrees. Melbourne's temperature ranged from a minimum of 14.4 degrees at 5:44am to a maximum of 17.0 degrees at 10:05am. 9.8mm was recorded in the city gauge in the 24 hours to 9am today as a result of a band of showers and thunderstorms which moved across the Melbourne area during Sunday morning. Further showers during the day produced 0.4mm in the 7 hours to 4pm. Explanatory Notes A low over Tasmania extends a cold front over the western Tasman Sea. The low will weaken and move southeast on Monday as a weak ridge of high pressure develops over southern New South Wales. The ridge will remain till the end of the week, as a cold front crosses Victoria from the Bight during Tuesday, and another front approaches the State late on Thursday.