IDV10300 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria Notes on the Weather Issued at 4:38 pm EDT on Monday 8 February 2016. Recent Events There was very little significant rainfall recorded in the 24 hours to 9am today. 1mm was recorded at Edi Upper with 0.2mm recorded in Portland and Warrnambool and several locations in Gippsland. In the 7 hours to 4pm no significant rainfall was recorded in any official rain gauge. Minimum temperatures were generally near or up to 3 degrees above the February average, and mostly ranged between 14 and 19 degrees. The lowest minimum reported was 10 degrees at Omeo, while in contrast the temperature at Mildura only dropped to 21 degrees overnight. There was some mist in some parts of Gippsland and low cloud in southern Victoria this morning, which cleared to a mostly sunny day throughout the State. There was some cloud development during the afternoon, mainly about the ranges and north east of the State. Winds were generally light and south to southeasterly in the western parts of the State and south to southwesterly elsewhere. Some fresh, gusty winds developed in the Goulburn region and parts of the coast during the afternoon period. Maximum temperatures to were up to 3 degrees above the February average inland but up to 2 degrees cooler than average near the coast. In the north the maxima generally ranged from 30 to 36 degrees. Elsewhere the maxima generally ranged between 23 and 27 degrees. The highest recorded maximum was 37 degrees at Mildura. The lowest maximum temperature was 19 degrees at Mt Baw Baw. In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 19.2 degrees at 4:35am to a maximum of 22.9 degrees at 1:51pm. No rain was recorded in the city rain gauge in the 31 hours to 4pm today. Explanatory Notes A ridge of high pressure extends from south of the Bight across Bass Strait to the Tasman Sea and this pattern is expected to be maintained until Friday. This will bring warm weather and light, generally southerly flow across the State. A trough of low pressure will extend from NSW to eastern Victoria on Tuesday and will also persist until Friday. This will bring a slight chance of thunderstorms and showers on Wednesday and Thursday and a chance of showers on Friday over the eastern parts of the State. A cold front will approach western Victoria later on Saturday. The front will strengthen the winds and shift them milder west to south westerly. There will be associated showers in the southern parts of the State.