Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:35 pm EDT on Wednesday 28 January 2015.

Recent Events
Scattered showers affected Gippsland and the far northeast in the 24 hours to
9am this morning, with the highest rainfall totals recorded in central and east
Gippsland. The highest rainfall recorded was 20mm at Reeves Knob, followed by
10mm at Mt Elizabeth and Club Terrace and 8mm at Cann River, Mt Nowa Nowa,
Combienbar and Gelantipy.

Minimum temperatures were again below the January average, with most between 1
and 4 degrees below normal. Most minima ranged between 10 and 14 degrees. The
lowest temperature was 4 degrees recorded at Mount Baw Baw, Mt Buller and Mt
William, followed by 5 degrees at Falls Creek and Pound Creek. The mildest
location was Albury Wodonga with 17 degrees.

There were areas of cloud in the south and east today, with mostly sunny skies
in the northwest. Light to moderate southeasterly winds were fresh at times in
the south and west. Scattered showers continued in Gippsland, with the highest
rainfall totals in the 7 hours to 4pm this afternoon being 11mm at Combienbar,
8mm at Mt Wellington and 5mm at Glenaladale and Reeves Knob.

Maximum temperatures were once again below the January average, with most
between 1 and 6 degrees below normal. They were closest to normal near the
coast. Most recordings ranged between the upper teens and lower 20s in the
south and the mid to upper 20s inland. The highest temperature was 31 degrees
at Mildura, followed by 30 degrees at Hopetoun and Swan Hill, whilst in
contrast the lowest daytime maximum temperature was 8 degrees recorded at Mount
Baw Baw.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged between a minimum of 13.3 degrees recorded
at 5:38am to a maximum of 25.4 degrees at 2:46pm. No rainfall was recorded in
the Melbourne gauge in the 30 hours to 3pm this afternoon.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system is located southwest of Tasmania where it will remain
until Saturday when it will weaken. Meanwhile, a deepening low pressure trough
over the Tasman Sea will develop a low pressure system today. The low is
forecast to deepen during Thursday and move to the east of Bass Strait where it
will remain on Friday before slowly moving away to the southeast on Saturday.