Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:31 pm EST on Sunday 21 September 2014.

Recent Events
Rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am this morning consisted of isolated showers or
drizzle, mostly in the Central and West Gippsland districts. Rainfall totals
were small, the highest being 1.4mm at Drouin. There was no further signficant
rainfall in the 7 hours to 4pm today.

Clear skies and light winds resulted in overnight minimum temperatures of up to
6 degrees below the September average over much of Victoria. The exceptions
were the Central and East Gippsland districts, where cloud cover kept the
temperatures closer to the average. The lowest recorded minimum was -4 degrees
at Mt Hotham, while away from the Alps the lowest was -2 degrees at Horsham and
Westmere. Elsewhere the minima generally ranged between 0 and 10 degrees.

Morning cloud and fog patches, mainly over Gippsland and the Central district,
cleared to a sunny day throughout the State. Winds were generally light
southeast to southewesterlies, moderate to fresh at times about the exposed
coast. Wind gusts in excess of 55 km/h were recorded at Wilsons Promontory and
Gabo Island.

Maximum temperatures to 4pm were near or slightly above average, mostly ranging
between 15 and 21 degrees. The highest recorded maximum was 23 degrees at
Mildura, followed by 22 degrees at Hopetoun, Swan Hill, Walpeup an Charlton.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 11.7 degrees at 1:41am to
a maximum of 17.5 degrees at 2:11pm. There was no rainfall recorded in the city
gauge in the 31 hours to 4pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system crossing southern Victoria will drift slowly
northeastwards overnight and will be centred just off the NSW coast during
Monday before moving over the Tasman Sea on Tuesday. A low pressure trough will
move from South Australia towards western Victoria late Tuesday then will move
across Victoria on Wednesday and early Thursday as the next high pressure
system forms over the Bight.