Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

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.