Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Updated Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:58 pm EDT on Tuesday 3 March 2015.

Recent Events

There was no significant rainfall in any of the gauges in the 30 hours until
3pm this afternoon.

Cloud cover across the north and east of the State kept minimum temperatures
between 2 to 4 degrees above the March average, mostly ranging betweeen 10 to
16 degrees. The warmest minima was 18 degrees at Mildura. However, clear skies
over the southwest of the State allowed minima to drop by up to 5 degrees below
the March average, with the coldest minimum of 7 degrees recorded at Portland
[and Mount Baw Baw].

Areas of cloud contracted eastwards during morning to clear from the eastern
districts during the afternoon. Moderate southerly winds.

Maximum temperatures in the north of the State were generally 2 to 4 degrees
above the March average and ranged between 26 to 31 degrees. However across the
south, maxima generally fell within a couple of degrees below the March average
and ranged between 20 to 24 degree. The highest maxima was 32 degrees at

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from an overnight minimum of 17.0 degrees
at 7:07am to a maximum of 22.6 degrees at 4.45pm. There was no rainfall
recorded in the gauge in the 30 hours until 3pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A week cold front will slip to the southeast of Tasmania this evening while a
high pressure ridge extends from the Bight to southern Victoria. A stronger
cold front south of the Bight will enter southwestern Victoria later Wednesday
and then sweep across the State early Thursday morning, as an associated deep
low passes well south of Tasmania. The next high pressure system will remain
well to the west of Victoria through till Saturday, whilst further cold fronts
will cross Tasmania late Thursday and Saturday.