IDV10300 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria Notes on the Weather Issued at 4:31 pm EST on Tuesday 2 September 2014. Recent Events Rain fell across all districts in the 24 hours to 9am today following the passage of a cold front across the State yesterday. Falls across the Wimmera and far northeast of the State were generally less than 5mm. Elsewhere, most falls were in the range of 5 to 15mm, with some higher falls across the ranges. The largest totals were 40mm at Strathbogie, followed by 32mm at Donna Buang, 31mm at Mt Baw Baw and 28mm at Warburton. Overnight temperatures were generally 1 to 3 degrees below average across the north of the State and close to average elsewhere. Minima typically ranged between 3 and 10 degrees. The lowest temperature recorded was -3 at Falls Creek and Mt Hotham, followed by -2 at Mt Buller and -1 at Mt Baw Baw. Scattered showers affected southern and mountain areas following the passage of the cold front during Monday, with showers tending to rain areas across East Gippsland. Isolated thunderstorms were observed across central and eastern areas of the State with some small hail also observed in the south. It was a cool day with moderate to fresh south to southwesterly winds. Some stronger gusts were recorded across Alpine areas this afternoon, with a gust to 95 km/h at Falls Creek. Maximum temperatures to 3pm were generally 2 to 4 degrees below average across most of the State and 5 to 10 degrees below average across Gippsland. Temperatures mostly ranged between 11 and 15 degrees. The highest temperatures recorded were 17 at Mildura, Walpeup and Charlton, followed by 16 at Ouyen, Swan Hill, Horsham, Echuca, Kerang, Yarrawonga and Wodonga. Rain fell across central and eastern districts in the 6 hours to 3pm. Falls across most areas were in the range of 1 to 5mm, except for East Gippsland where most totals were between 10 and 20mm. The highest falls recorded were 25mm at Pt Hicks, followed by 18mm at Mt Nowa Nowa and 16mm at Combienbar and Basin Creek. In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 9.1 degrees at 02:51 to a maximum of 16.4 degrees at 13:36. 11mm of rain was recorded in the 24 hours to 9am today, with a further 0.2mm recorded in the 6 hours to 3pm. Explanatory Notes A low pressure system just to the east of Victoria is expected to move northeastwards to lie well off the central NSW coast on Wednesday then further eastwards over the Tasman Sea on Thursday. A high pressure system over the Bight will be centred near Adelaide tonight before drifting slowly eastwards across Victoria on Wednesday and Thursday. A small low pressure system will cross Bight waters on Wednesday before moving northeastwards across eastern South Australia on Thursday then weakening over northern NSW on Friday. A new high pressure system will cross Bight waters to reach Bass Strait on Friday and should be located over eastern Victoria on Saturday.