Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:37 pm EST on Thursday 21 August 2014.

Recent Events
In the 24 hours to 9am this morning light showers affected some places across
the south as well as the Northeast Ranges. The highest rainfall total recorded
was 2mm at Beech Forest and Mt Sabine in the Otway Ranges.

Minimum temperatures were generally 1 to 4 degrees below the August average,
while cloud cover in central and southern regions kept some minima close to or
slightly above average. Most minima ranged from 0 to 6 degrees while the
lowest, -2 degrees was recorded at Falls Creek, Corryong and Mt Hotham.

Today was mostly sunny in the north and partly cloudy in the south and along
the Ranges. Winds were generally light to moderate from the east to northeast.
Showers affected far East Gippsland but no rainfall was recorded in any gauges
to 3pm this afternoon.

Maximum temperatures were generally above the August average by up to a few
degrees and mostly ranged from 13 to 18 degrees. The highest was 20 degrees at

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from an overnight minimum of 8.4 degrees at
3:49am to a maximum of 18.1 degrees at 1:56pm. There was no rainfall recorded
in the city gauge in the 30 hours to 3pm this afternoon.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system centred just east of Tasmania today will drift slowly
eastwards over the southern Tasman Sea on Friday where it will remain for
nearly a week. A cold front will move across the Bight on Friday and weaken to
a trough as it moves over western Victoria late on Saturday. The weak trough
will likely move slowly across the remainder of the State on Sunday as the next
high pressure system moves from the Bight towards western Victoria by late in
the day. This high will slide south of Victoria and join with the southern
Tasman high pressure system on Monday.