Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Updated Notes on the Weather
Issued at 5:29 pm EDT on Thursday 8 October 2015.

Recent Events

There was no significant rainfall in Victoria in the 24 hours to 9am today.

Overnight minimum temperatures were mostly between 1 and 4 degrees below the
October average, and generally ranged between 2 and 10 degrees. The lowest
recorded minimum was -1 degree at Omeo, Pound Creek and Mt Hotham Airport,
followed by zero degrees at Mt William and Yarram.

Today was mostly sunny across Victoria, with just a bit of high cloud over the
northeast. There was no rainfall. Winds were generally light to moderate
southeast to northeasterlies.

Maximum temperatures to 3pm were generally 1 to 5 degrees above average, and
mostly ranged between 22 and 27 degrees in the north and between 16 and 23
degrees in the south. The highest recorded maximum was 28 degrees at Mildura
and Swan Hill (Walpeup and Longerenong also reached 28 degrees after 3pm).

In Melbourne, the temperature ranged from a minimum of 7.6 degrees at 6:47am to
a maximum of 18.6 degrees at 5:13pm. No rainfall was registered in the
Melbourne gauge in the 30 hours to 3pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system just east of Bass Strait will move gradually east to
northeast across the Tasman Sea on Friday and Saturday. A broad low pressure
trough will develop over western Victoria on Friday and remain slow moving
until a weak cold front approaches the State on Saturday night. The trough will
move eastwards across the remainder of the State on Sunday, closely followed by
the weak front.