Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:32 pm EDT on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

Recent Events
A cold front moved eastwards across the State Monday afternoon and into Tuesday
morning, bringing scattered showers and rainfall totals of 1 to 5mm right
across the State and isolated falls of 5 to 10mm. The highest totals were 11mm
recorded at both Falls Creek and Donna Buang, followed by 10mm at Mount Baw Baw.

There was no significant rainfall recorded in any gauges in the 6 hours until

It was a very warm night across the east of the State, with minimum
temperatures generally 4 to 7 degrees above the January average and ranging
between 18 to 22 degrees. In the west of the State, minima were generally 1 to
3 degrees above the January average and ranged between 14 and 18 degrees. The
highest minimum was 25 degrees at Albury, whereas the lowest maximum was 6
degrees at Mount William.

Showers and cloud generally cleared as the day progressed, becoming a fine and
mostly sunny afternoon with moderate southwesterly winds, freshening during the

Maximum temperatures were generally 2 to 5 degrees below the January average
and ranged between 20 to 29 degrees. The highest recorded was 33 degrees at

Melbourne recorded an overnight minimum of 19.1 degrees at 8:55am, and a
maximum of 21.9 degrees at 12:55pm. In the 24 hours until 9am this morning
there was 0.6mm recorded in the gauge. There was no further rainfall recorded
in the 7 hours until 4pm.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system will move over the Bight during Wednesday and extend a
ridge over southern Victoria. The high should prop just west of Victoria on
Thursday then skip across the State to reach the Tasman Sea on Friday. On
Saturday a weak cold front is expected to cross Tasmania then a small high
centre should follow over Tasmania on Sunday.