Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:47 pm EDT on Thursday 23 October 2014.

Recent Events
Isolated showers and thunderstorms extended eastwards across Victoria during
Wednesday and early Thursday, before clearing this morning. Drizzle patches
affected the south this morning. Rainfall totals in the 24 hours to 9am this
morning were mostly in the south and west and typically 2mm or less - the
higher falls were 7mm at Rupanyup, 5mm at Phillip Island and Lakes Entrance,
4mm at Boolarra South, Rhyll and Ventnor and 3mm at Willow Grove, Drung Drung
and Balook.

Overnight minimum temperatures were mostly 4 to 8 degrees above the October
average and typically ranged from 11 to 16 degrees. The lowest minima was 8
degrees at Horsham, followed by 9 degrees at Mt Hotham Airport, Strathbogie and
Mt Baw Baw - in contrast the temperature only dropped to 17 degrees at Lakes

Low cloud blanketed southern Victoria this morning, with patches of drizzle
resulting, and only cleared over some central and western areas this afternoon.
Today was mostly sunny in the north, however some cloud developed about the
east this afternoon with isolated showers and thunderstorms near the eastern
ranges. The highest rainfall recorded in the 7 hours to 4pm this afternoon was
2mm at Cowwarr Weir, followed by 1mm at Mount Tassie, The Gorge, The Channel,
Mt Moornapa and Briagolong. Light to moderate

In the north maximum temperatures to 4pm this afternoon were generally 8 to 12
degrees above the October average and mostly ranged from 29 to 33 degrees - the
highest reported was 36 degrees at Swan Hill and Yarrawonga, followed by 35
degrees at Kerang and 34 degrees at Shepparton. Over southern Victoria the
extensive cloud and south to southeasterly winds kept maximum temperatures
closer to average and mostly ranging from 17 to 23 degrees.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 15.2 degrees at 8:28am to
a maximum of 20.8 degrees at 4:45pm. No rain was recorded in the city gauge in
the 30 hours to 3pm, however there was light drizzle around parts of Melbourne
this morning.

Explanatory Notes
A low pressure trough extends from NSW to northeast Victoria. A high pressure
system passing just south of Tasmania will reach the south Tasman Sea on
Friday. Another low pressure trough will enter western Victoria Friday
afternoon, clearing eastern districts early Saturday as another high pressure
system approaches Tasmania. This high will also move rapidly over the southern
Tasman Sea on Sunday and a cold front will cross Bight waters to reach western
Victoria Sunday night. The cold front will rapidly cross Victoria and Bass
Strait on Monday morning.