Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EST on Sunday 31 July 2016.

Recent Events
Rainfall occurred in all districts in the 24 hours to 9am this morning. Most
falls were less than 10mm. However there were several falls of 10-25mm, mainly
in the north east. The highest recorded rainfall was 24mm at Jamieson, while
21mm was recorded at Mt Buller. There was 1mm of rain at Mt Buller in the 7
hours to 4pm today.

Overnight temperatures were 2-6 degrees above the July average, apart from in
the southwest, where minima were about average. Minimum temperatures were
generally between 7 and 10 degrees, with the lowest minimum of -2 degrees
recorded at Mt Hotham. The highest overnight minimum was 11 degrees at Gabo
Island, Cape Otway and Wilson's Promontory.

Low cloud clung to the northern slopes of the ranges this morning, but lifted
and cleared into the afternoon. The day was generally sunny across Victoria,
although high cloud streamed across the northern mallee and mid-level cloud
persisted in the northeast.

The wind eased across Victoria today after strong and gusty winds as a cold
front passed overnight. Gusts of just over 100km/h were recorded near Wilson's
Promontory, while gusts of over 70km/h were experienced at Tullamarine and
Moorabbin Airports. Winds today were light-to-moderate northerly apart from
westerlies along parts of the coast and gippsland.

Maximum temperatures were 2-5 degrees above the July average, apart from in the
northeast, where maxima were about average. Most maximum temperatures today
ranged from 13 to 17 degrees. The highest recorded was 19 degrees at Swan Hill,
Walpeup and Kerang, while the lowest was 0 degrees at Mt Hotham.

In Melbourne today the temperature ranged from a low of 10.3 degrees at 7:32am
this morning, to a maximum of 17.0 degrees at 1:05pm. The cold front brought
2mm of rain to the City gauge overnight. 0.2mm of rain was recorded in the 7
hours to 4pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A weak ridge of high pressure will move over the Tasman Sea tonight. A strong
cold front and associated upper trough will move over the western half of
Victoria on Wednesday afternoon and evening then cross the remainder of the
State overnight and early Tuesday morning. A low pressure system will develop
over the Tasman Sea on Wednesday as a broad ridge of high pressure extends over
South Australia and the Bight. The low will move slowly eastwards on Thursday
as the high pressure ridge enters western Victoria.