IDV10300 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria Notes on the Weather Issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Saturday 31 January 2015. Recent Events Widespread showers and rain continued across East Gippsland in the 24 hours to 9am with totals ranging mostly between 15 and 30mm. Showers were much more isolated over West and South Gippsland for most of the same period with totals generally less than 5mm. The only other rainfall recorded in the 24 hours to 9am was up to 2mm over the Otway Ranges overnight. The highest rainfall recorded in the 24 hours to 9am was 34mm at Cann River. Overnight minimum temperatures were generally 1 to 5 degrees below average across Victoria, the lowest being 2 degrees recorded at Falls Creek and Mount Baw Baw. Showers became isolated over East Gippsland by the afternoon, and mostly confined to the coast by the late afternoon. A few showers also moved across the east of the Central district with a number of locations in the Yarra Ranges reporting rainfall today. The highest rainfall amount reported in the 7 hours to 4pm this afternoon was 8mm at Point Hicks followed by 4mm at Donna Buang. Moderate to fresh southerly winds continued across Victoria today with cloud over much of the southeast and also the Southwest district, mostly sunny elsewhere. Maximum temperatures were once again below the January average, with most between 4 and 8 degrees below normal today. The highest temperature recorded to 4pm this afternoon in Victoria was 29 degrees at Swan Hill, Warracknabeal and Yarrawonga. In Melbourne the temperature ranged between a minimum of 14.3 degrees at 6:14am to a maximum of 20.2 degrees at 2:12pm. No rainfall was recorded in the Melbourne gauge in the 31 hours to 4pm this afternoon. Explanatory Notes A deep low pressure system east of Bass Strait will be slow moving today before moving away to the southeast on Sunday. A high pressure system will strengthen south of the Bight on Sunday where it will remain until mid next week. A cold front will move across Tasmania on Tuesday, reinforcing the southerly airflow across Victoria.