IDV10300 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria Notes on the Weather Issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Sunday 1 March 2015. Recent Events A band of rain and thunderstorms developed over the southwest of the State during Saturday afternoon and reach central districts during the evening and the northeast of the State after midnight. Rain was recorded in all districts, with falls generally less than 5mm across the north and East Gippsland. Elsewhere, most totals ranged between 5 and 20mm. Higher falls were recorded across East Central and West Gippsland areas, with 41mm at Mt St Leonard, followed by 36mm at Donna Buang, 35mm at Mt Baw Baw and 33mm at Kinglake. Overnight minimum temperatures were generally close to average across most of the State, except in the northeast where they were 3 to 7 degrees above average. Most minima ranged between 11 and 16 degrees. The lowest temperatures recorded were 5 at Mt Baw Baw, followed by 7 at Mt William, 8 at Mt Buller and 9 at Ben Nevis, Casterton and Mt Hotham. The band of rain and isolated thunderstorms over the northeast of the State contracted east and cleared during the morning. It was a cool to mild day with partly cloudy skies across the south and clear skies across the north. Winds were light to moderate south to southwesterly. The highest falls recorded in the 6 hours to 3pm were 2mm at Corryong and Gelantipy. Maximum temperatures to 3pm were generally 2 to 5 degrees below average across the State and generally ranged between 19 and 23 degrees across southern and mountain areas and 25 to 26 degrees across the north. The highest temperatures recorded were 28 at Albury-Wodonga and Corryong, followed by 27 at Swan Hill, Charlton, Echuca, Yarrawonga, Rutherglen and Wangaratta. In Melbourne the temperature ranged from an overnight minimum of 15.2 degrees at 7:37am to a maximum of 20.8 degrees at 3:53pm. 15.8mm of rain was recorded in Melbourne in the 24 hours to 9am today with no further rain in the 6 hours to 3pm. The highest gusts recorded last night as thunderstorms crossed the Melbourne area included 131 km/h at Fawkner Beacon, 128 km/h at St Kilda, 122 km/h at Melbourne Airport and 100 km/h at Laverton. Explanatory Notes A high pressure ridge over western Victoria will reach eastern Victoria by Monday morning. A cold front will move across southern Victoria on Monday night followed by a stronger cold front during Wednesday. The next high pressure system will remain well to the west of Victoria until Friday, whilst a deep low pressure system passes to the south of Tasmania.