Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Saturday 31 January 2015.

Recent Events
Widespread showers and rain continued across East Gippsland in the 24 hours to
9am with totals ranging mostly between 15 and 30mm. Showers were much more
isolated over West and South Gippsland for most of the same period with totals
generally less than 5mm. The only other rainfall recorded in the 24 hours to
9am was up to 2mm over the Otway Ranges overnight. The highest rainfall
recorded in the 24 hours to 9am was 34mm at Cann River.

Overnight minimum temperatures were generally 1 to 5 degrees below average
across Victoria, the lowest being 2 degrees recorded at Falls Creek and Mount
Baw Baw.

Showers became isolated over East Gippsland by the afternoon, and mostly
confined to the coast by the late afternoon. A few showers also moved across
the east of the Central district with a number of locations in the Yarra Ranges
reporting rainfall today. The highest rainfall amount reported in the 7 hours
to 4pm this afternoon was 8mm at Point Hicks followed by 4mm at Donna Buang.

Moderate to fresh southerly winds continued across Victoria today with cloud
over much of the southeast and also the Southwest district, mostly sunny

Maximum temperatures were once again below the January average, with most
between 4 and 8 degrees below normal today. The highest temperature recorded to
4pm this afternoon in Victoria was 29 degrees at Swan Hill, Warracknabeal and

In Melbourne the temperature ranged between a minimum of 14.3 degrees at 6:14am
to a maximum of 20.2 degrees at 2:12pm. No rainfall was recorded in the
Melbourne gauge in the 31 hours to 4pm this afternoon.

Explanatory Notes
A deep low pressure system east of Bass Strait will be slow moving today before
moving away to the southeast on Sunday. A high pressure system will strengthen
south of the Bight on Sunday where it will remain until mid next week. A cold
front will move across Tasmania on Tuesday, reinforcing the southerly airflow
across Victoria.