Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:41 pm EDT on Thursday 30 October 2014.

Recent Events
Rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am this morning was mainly a product of overnight
coastal drizzle patches. Falls were generally light (less than 1mm) and
concentrated over West Gippsland and adjacent parts of the central district.
With patchier falls recorded about the west coast, and the eastern and northern
ranges. The highest recorded 24-hour total was 0.8mm at Willow Grove, just
north of Moe.

Overnight temperatures tended be close to or slightly above the October average
near the coast and adjacent inland and in the Central District, but clear skies
in the north saw most minimum temperatures drop to 2-3 degrees colder than
normal in these parts. The coldest recorded minimum was 2 degrees at Westmere,
with 3 degrees at Mount Hotham, Rutherglen, Strathbogie and Omeo.

Conditions in the north of the State were dry and sunny today, while morning
cloud in the south and isolated coastal drizzle patches cleared in the
afternoon, though some cloud remained in the far southwest. No significant rain
was recorded in Victoria between 9am-4pm today.

Winds were mainly light to moderate west/northwesterly with afternoon coastal
sea breezes, though it was fresh and gusty in exposed southern coastal
locations during today.

Daytime temperatures tended to be up to 8 degrees above the October average for
most parts of the State, though only 3 degrees above average close to the
coast. Maximum temperatures ranged from 17-23 degrees in southern Victoria and
25-28 degrees in the north. The State's highest maximum was 31 degrees at
Mildura, with 30 degrees at Swan Hill, Kerang and Yarrawonga. The lowest
maximum was 12 degrees recorded at Mount Hotham.

In Melbourne no rainfall was recorded in the city gauge in the 30 hours to 3pm
today. The temperature ranged from a minimum of 13.8 degrees at 11:58pm
(last-night) to a maximum of 22.3 degrees at 3:19pm.

Explanatory Notes
A ridge of high pressure will persist over northern Victoria today. A cold
front will move from the Southern Ocean to reach western Victoria late on
Friday afternoon then cross the remainder of the State overnight and early
Saturday. Another high pressure system will move over Bight waters later on
Saturday drifting slowly towards western Victoria on Sunday, reaching the
Tasman Sea on Monday.