Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:31 pm EST on Sunday 26 April 2015.

Recent Events
Showers affected the whole State again on Saturday with isolated thunderstorms
in the far east and northeast. Rainfall totals in the 24 hours to 9am this
morning were generally up to 5mm across most of the State, reaching 10-20mm in
the Central and Gippsland Districts with isolated heavier falls. The highest
recorded was 60mm at Mt Baw Baw followed by 48mm at Mt Sabine in the Otways and
40mm at Donna Buang.

In the 6 hours to 3pm showers generally contracted to Central and Gippsland
districts and were limited to a few millimetres. The highest recorded was 5mm
at Point Hicks followed by 4mm at Mt Baw Baw and Mallacoota.

Overnight minimum temperatures close to or below average and mostly ranged from
6 to 12 degrees. The lowest recorded minimum was 1 degree at Mt Hotham, Mt
Buller and Mt Baw Baw, while away from elevated areas the lowest was 6 degrees
at a number of towns in the Wimmera.

Skies were again cloudy across most of the State althought it was reasonably
clear in the northeast after extensive areas of fog near Albury-Wodonga
cleared. Winds were a brisk southwesterly.

Maximum temperatures to 4pm were 5 to 10 degrees below average and generally
ranged from 13 to 18 degrees. The highest reported was 20 degrees at
Albury-Wodonga followed by 18 at other towns in the Northeast district.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 10.4 degrees at 6:54am to
a maximum of 15.4 degrees at 2:56pm. 7mm was recorded to 9am followed by a
further 3.6mm to 4pm.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system west of the Bight will continue to drift slowly
eastwards, reaching Tasmania on Wednesday and over the Tasman Sea during