Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Wednesday 25 November 2015.

Recent Events
Clear conditions in the northeast of the state, with mid to high level cloud
entering from the west overnight. Dry conditions overnight, with moderate
northerly winds.

Overnight minimum temperatures were generally within a couple of degrees of the
November average. Temperatures ranged between 7 and 15 degrees. The lowest
temperature was 5 degree recorded at Strathbogie, whilst in contrast the
highest overnight temperature was 16 degrees recorded at Walpeup, which was 5
degrees above the average.

A hot, dry and windy day across the state, with mid to high level cloud in the
southwest ahead of an approaching cold front. Winds were strong and gusty
northwesterly, with the strongest gust recorded statewide was 111km/hr at Mt
Gellibrand. Winds tended fresh and gusty westerly behind the change. To 3pm
today, the change was located along the southwest coast of the state. No
rainfall was reported in the 7 hours to 3pm.

Maximum temperatures were generally between 5 to 11 degrees above the November
average, ranging mostly between 28 and 36 degrees and 17 and 21 degrees about
the ranges. The highest temperature was 38 degrees recorded at Mildura,
Walpeup, and Hopetoun, all 11 degrees above their average. In contrast the
lowest daytime temperature was 16 degrees recorded at Falls Creek, 4 degrees
above its average. Essendon Airport recorded a maximum temperature of 35
degree, 13 degrees above the November average.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 13.5 degrees at 3:46am to
a maximum of 33.2 degrees at 3:05pm. There was no rainfall recorded in the city
gauge in the 31 hours to 4pm. Winds were gusty, with the strongest gust
recorded was 100km/hr at Aireys Inlet.

Explanatory Notes
A low pressure trough over southwestern Victoria will move across the remainder
of the State this evening and early Thursday. A cold front will quickly follow
the trough with a cold, vigorous and unstable southwesterly airflow developing
during Thursday morning. A high pressure ridge will then extend eastwards from
the Bight to northern Victoria during Friday before strengthening during the