Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:45 pm EST on Friday 25 July 2014.

Recent Events
In the 24 hours to 9am many locations across the state recorded rainfall, with
most falling about the ranges and southwest coastal parts. The highest recorded
totals were 31mm at My William and 20mm at Mt Hotham. Most other totals were
below 10mm, with generally less than 2mm away from the ranges and southwest

Minimum temperatures were generally 3 to 5 degrees above the July average, with
the exception of the East Gippsland coast and far northeast; where the minimum
temperatures were generally near or just below average. Minima generally ranged
between 7 and 10 degrees. The lowest recorded temperature was -2 degrees at Mt
Hotham. The mildest was 11 degrees, recorded at Edenhope, Cape Nelson, Cape
Otway, Frankston and Wilsons Promontory.

Isolated showers continued throughout much of the state, the majority falling
about the ranges. Generally totals in the 6 hours to 3pm today were less than
1mm, with some higher totals about the eastern and western ranges. The highest
recorded total was 5mm at Mt William and Mt Hotham.

Maximum temperatures were mostly near to a few degrees above the July average,
generally ranging between 12 and 20 degrees. The highest recorded maximum was
21 degrees at Mallacoota, whilst the lowest was 1 degree at Mt Hotham.

Melbourne's temperature ranged from a minimum of 7.6 degrees at 11:59pm to a
maximum of 16.1 degrees at 1:55pm. No rainfall was recorded in the city rain
gauge in the 31 hours to 4pm, although light showers was visible on radar
throughout the day.

Explanatory Notes
A weakening low pressure system over western Bass Strait will move slowly
eastwards to be near northeastern Tasmania on Saturday morning then dissipate
to a trough as it moves further east. A high pressure system crossing South
Australia will move over New South Wales during the weekend and will extend a
weak ridge southwards over Victoria on Saturday and Sunday morning. A weakening
cold front will cross the Bight to affect Tasmania on Sunday night and a
northwesterly airstream will strengthen over Victoria on Monday as another cold
front crosses Bight waters. This front will weaken as it crosses southern
Victoria and Bass Strait on Tuesday.