IDV10300 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria Notes on the Weather Issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Tuesday 21 October 2014. Recent Events Isolated showers cleared East Gippsland during Monday, with only a few locations reporting any precipitation in the 24 hours to 9am this morning - the highest were Genoa, Swifts Creek, The Gorge and Cann River with just 1mm. No rainfall was recorded in the 7 hours to 4pm this afternoon. Overnight minimum temperatures were generally close to the October average and mostly ranged from 5 to 11 degrees. The lowest minima was 0 degrees at Westmere followed by 1 degree at Ararat and Mt Hotham Airport. It was mostly sunny across Victoria today, with light to moderate northeasterly to northerly winds, tending east to southeasterly near the coast. Maximum temperatures to 4pm were 5 to 11 degrees above average across most of the State and ranged from 26 to 32 degrees - but were closer to average along parts of the coast and Gippsland due to seabreezes and mostly ranged from 19 to 23 degrees. The highest maximum recorded was 37 degrees at Mildura, followed by 35 degrees at Ouyen and Walpeup - in contrast the temperature only reached 15 degrees at Mt Hotham and Wilsons Promontory. In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 8.3 degrees at 6:28am to a maximum of 29.1 degrees at 4:16pm. No rain was recorded in the city gauge in the 30 hours to 3pm. Explanatory Notes A high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea. A low pressure trough will reach western Victoria during Wednesday afternoon before moving eastwards and weakening. A new high pressure system will build to the south of Tasmania on Thursday before merging with the Tasman Sea high on Friday. Another low pressure trough will approach western Victoria from the west on Friday before moving across the State on Saturday.