Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EST on Saturday 27 August 2016.

Recent Events
Some light showers affected coastal areas west of Wilsons Prom and the ranges
east of Melbourne in the 24 hours to 9am, with just the odd isolated shower in
other districts. Rainfall totals generally were below 2mm, with just a few
sites recording more, the largest total being 12.6mm at Main Ridge and 6.2mm at
Wilsons Prom.

Minimum temperatures were generally 2 to 5 degrees below the August average
through Gippsland, the Northeast and the Mallee. The rest of the state was
around or slightly above the average temperature for this time of year. Minima
generally ranged from zero to 6 degrees inland and from 4 to 9 degrees closer
the coast, with the Alps generally below freezing. The lowest recorded minimum
was minus 6 degrees at Falls Creek and Mount Hotham.

Patchy frost and fog in the Northeast cleared early, with partly cloudy
conditions for most of Victoria tending mostly sunny through the Mallee and
most of gippsland, with high cloud increasing over the state through the
afternoon. Winds were generally light to moderate North to northwesterly. There
has been no significant rainfall totals recorded since 9am.

Maximum temperatures today were around average for August, generally between 12
and 16 degrees, tending slightly below average in the Northeast of the state.
The highest temperature recorded to 4pm today was 18 degrees at Mildura and
Walpeup with 17 degrees at Hopetoun and Bairnsdale.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 9.3 degrees at 8:12am to
a maximum of 16.3 degrees at 2:52pm. There has been no rain recorded in the
city gauge in the past 31 hours.

Explanatory Notes
A large high pressure system over South Australia will drift over New South
Wales during the weekend, reaching the Tasman Sea Monday night. The high will
extend a ridge southwards over Victoria on Saturday before contracting to far
eastern Victoria on Sunday. Meanwhile a low pressure system will develop over
southern WA over the weekend then move south of the Bight on Monday before
approaching western Victoria later on Tuesday.