Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:37 pm EDT on Saturday 25 February 2017.

Recent Events
Isolated drizzle was observed about the coast and southern ranges through the
Central District and Gippsland during Friday and overnight into this morning in
an onshore flow. In the 24 hours to 9am today totals were generally less than
1mm, with the highest falls recorded being 1.8mm at Orbost, 1.6mm at Reeves
Knob and 1mm at Mount Macedon.

Overnight minimum temperatures were generally 4 to 6 degrees cooler than the
February average north of the Divide, grading to 2 to 4 degrees below average
south of the Divide. Minima generally ranged from 8 to 14 degrees with the
lowest recorded minimum being 2 degrees at Falls Creek and Mt Baw Baw, followed
by 4 degrees at Mt William. The warmest places overnight were Laverton, Albury,
Pt Hicks and Gabo Island, where the temperature only dropped to 15 degrees.

Partly cloudy conditions over southern Victoria persisted throughout the day,
with cloud more widespread over Gippsland. The rest of the State was sunny.
Isolated showers were recorded about East Gippsland in an onshore flow. In the
7 hours to 4pm today 2.4mm was recorded at Gabo Island and 0.4mm was recorded
at Mallacoota.

Maximum temperatures to 4pm today were generally 3 to 6 degrees below average
apart from in the north east where temperatures where close to the February
average. Most maxima were between 18 and 26 degrees. The highest recorded
maximum was 31 degrees at Rutherglen, followed by 30 degrees at Yarrawonga and
Albury. The coldest place in the State was Mt Baw Baw, which only reached a
maximum of 12 degrees.

Melbourne's temperature ranged from a minimum of 13.7 degrees at 7:19am to a
maximum of 19.3 degrees at 4:10pm. No rainfall was recorded in the city gauge
in the 31 hours to 4pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system centred over waters south of South Australia will
continue to drift eastwards, crossing Tasmania tonight and reaching the Tasman
Sea on Sunday. The high will remain over the Tasman Sea next week and the ridge
across Tasmania to waters south of the Bight will persist.