Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:31 pm EST on Sunday 5 July 2015.

Recent Events
Patchy rain over southern Victoria during Saturday resulted in falls mostly
less than 5mm across the Southwest and Gippsland districts. Higher totals were
recorded across the Central district, particularly over the ranges. The
heaviest falls were 20mm at Poley Range (near O'Shannassy Reservoir), 16mm at
Kinglake and 9mm at Mt St Leonard.

Overnight minimum temperatures were generally close to average across the State
and mostly ranged between 0 and 8 degrees. The lowest temperatures recorded
were -2 at Mt Buller and -1 at Falls Creek and Wangaratta.

Fog patches across the Northeast district cleared during the morning.
Conditions elsewhere were partly cloudy with moderate northerly winds, fresh at
times in the south. There were drizzle patches along the eastern ranges.

The highest falls recorded in the 6 hours to 3pm were 3.8mm at Mt Useful,
followed by 1mm at Poley Range.

Maximum temperatures to 3pm were close to average across all of the State and
mostly ranged between 13 and 15 degrees. The highest temperatures recorded were
17 at Nhill, Avalon, Geelong, Gabo Island and Mallacoota.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 9.0 degrees at 08:12 to a
maximum of 14.9 degrees at 13:58. 2mm of rain was recorded in the 24 hours to
9am today, with no further rain in the 6 hours to 3pm.

Explanatory Notes
A small low pressure system and associated cold front south of the Bight will
move eastwards and the front will enter western Victoria during Monday but will
weaken as it moves across central districts on Monday night. The low will sit
just west of Victoria on Monday then it too will weaken before sliding
southwards later on Tuesday. A high pressure system will pass well south of
Tasmania during Monday and Tuesday to lie over the southern Tasman Sea on
Wednesday and a ridge will extend northwards from this high to the New south
wales coast. Another weakening low and cold front will approach western
Victoria on Thursday.