Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EST on Tuesday 18 June 2019.

Recent Events
Rain was recorded across much of western and central Victoria in the 24 hours
to 9am today as a cold front entered western Victoria. Falls were generally in
the range of 1 to 5mm, however some higher totals were observed in the
southwest. The highest falls were 7mm at Cape Nelson and Cape Otway followed by
6mm at Nullawarre and 5mm at Dartmoor, Mortlake, Casterton, Mt William and

Overnight minimum temperatures were generally close to average across the State
and typically ranged between 3 and 9 degrees. The lowest temperatures recorded
were -2 at Falls Creek and Mt Hotham Airport, followed by -1 at Omeo and 0 at
Mt Baw Baw. Elsewhere Albury-Wodonga and Wangaratta both recorded overnight
lows of 1 degree.

Fog patches across the north of the State cleared during the morning as a cold
front and associated shower activity over western Victoria extended east.
Showers affected all districts but were more frequent across southern and
mountain districts and fell as snow above 1000 metres elevation. Small hail was
observed across some Melbourne suburbs while thunderstorms were detected south
of Shepparton this afternoon. Moderate northwesterly winds shifted colder
southwesterly from the west.

Rainfall totals in the 7 hours to 4pm were generally less than 2mm across the
north of the State and between 2-5mm over southern and mountain districts. The
highest falls were observed across the Mornington Peninsula, with 13mm recorded
at Rhyll, 12mm at Frankston North and 11mm at Cerberus.

Maximum temperatures were typically 1 to 3 degrees below average across the
State and mostly ranged between 11 and 14 degrees. It was mildest across
Gippsland, with a maximum of 18 recorded at Gabo Island, followed by 16 at
Bairnsdale and Mallacoota.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from an overnight low of 9.6 degrees at
11:31pm to a maximum of 13.7 at 12:53pm. No rain was recorded in the City gauge
in the 24 hours to 9am today, however 0.8mm was recorded in the 7 hours to 4pm
today. Most suburbs recorded higher totals, with 5mm at Moorabbin Airport and
3mm at Avalon Airport and Viewbank.

Explanatory Notes
A cold front over eastern Victoria will clear to far east this evening. A ridge
will extend across Victoria on Wednesday from a high centred over the Bight.
The high and ridge are expected to weaken on Thursday as an upper-level trough
moves over western Victoria from the south, contracting towards the Tasman Sea
during Friday. Another high will cross waters south of the Bight during Friday
and Saturday, leaving Victoria in a cold southerly airflow.