Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:57 pm EST on Monday 28 July 2014.

Recent Events
Drizzle patches produced rainfall about the northeast ranges, with trace
amounts recorded elsewhere in the 24 hours to 9am. The highest total recorded
was 5mm at Granite Flat, followed by 3mm at Mt Hotham.

Minimum temperatures were 2 to 4 degrees above average in the southwest and
northwest and within a few degrees of average elsewhere. The lowest temperature
recorded was minus 2 degrees at Mount Hotham. Away from the Alps the lowest
temperature was 1 degree at a number of locations including Bendigo, Wangaratta
and Latrobe Valley.

There were areas of morning fog about the north and northeast, mostly sunny
otherwise, except in the Mallee where some high level cloud persisted. Some
drizzle patches persisted into the afternoon about the alpine areas. The
highest reported rainfall to 3pm was 3mm at Mount Hotham. Winds were moderate
north to northwesterly, fresh and gusty at times in the south and west and
about the ranges, the strongest rocorded wind gust was 91km/h recorded at
02:29pm at Wilsons Prom.

Maximum temperatures were mostly 2 to 4 degrees above average. Most
temperatures ranged between 15 and 17 degrees. The highest temperature recorded
in the State was 20 degrees at Orbost, Point Hicks and Gabo Island.

Melbourne's temperature ranged from a minimum of 10.3 degrees at 4:30am to a
maximum of 16.9 degrees at 1:53pm. In the 30 hours to 3pm today no rainfall was
recorded in the city gauge.

Explanatory Notes
A northwesterly airstream will strengthen over Victoria this evening as a cold
front crosses the Bight at approach the southwest of the State early Tuesday.
The front will then slip away to the southeast across southwestern Victoria and
Bass Strait on Tuesday. A stronger cold front will move across the Bight to
approach western Victoria Wednesday evening and will then move across the State
on Thursday. Another cold front will cross the Sate early Friday, with an
intense low pressure system moving through central and east Bass Strait.