Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Friday 28 February 2020.

Recent Events
Cool south westerlies left most of southern Victoria covered in cloud, with a
few isolated showers. Rainfall totals for the 24 hour period to 9am Friday were
generally less than 5mm. Some of the higher recordings were Wilsons Promontory
with 6.2mm, Thorpdale Peak 5.6mm and Upper Lang Land 5.4mm.

Minimum temperatures to 9am Friday were generally 1 to 3 degrees below the
February average, except along the Murray river where temperatures where up to
5 degrees below. Most minima ranged between 10 and 12 degrees with the lowest
being 3 degrees at Mt Hotham and Mt Buller.

South westerly winds continued today with southern Victoria remaining in cloud
for most of the day where as the rest of the State remained mostly cloud free.
Rainfall in the 6 hours to 3pm where mostly localised to the eastern parts of
Melbourne with Ferny creek recording 4mm. some light showers could linger on
the higher ground into tonight

The cool post frontal air means maximum temperatures across Victoria were
generally 6 to 8 degrees below the February average and mainly ranged between
19 and 22 degrees. The highest maximum was 26 degrees at Albury Wodonga,
Rutherglen, and Wangaratta. Mt Baw Baw only reached 8 degrees.

**Check for any late maximum temperatures**

Melbourne's temperature ranged from a minimum of 14.2 degrees at 6:27am to a
high of 20 degrees at 1:21pm. There was no rainfall recorded in the 30 hours
since 9am on Thursday, although light showers affected eastern suburbs.

**Check for any late maximum temperatures**

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system south of the Bight will extend a weak ridge across
Victoria tonight and for most of the weekend. A weak cold front will cross
waters south of the Bight later on Saturday, reaching southwestern Victoria on
Sunday afternoon, central districts during the evening before crossing eastern
Victoria early on Monday. A high pressure system will move over waters south of
WA early on Monday and extend a ridge across southern Victoria on Monday night,
with the high moving over Tasmania by Tuesday night as a low pressure trough
over NSW extends south across Victoria.