Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Monday 16 October 2017.

Recent Events
Rainfall across the state was generally less than 0.2mm in the 24 hours to 9am
this morning.

Overnight temperatures were generally 1 to 2 degrees above average across the
state, except in the northwest where minimum temperatures were up to 5 degrees
above average. Minima mostly ranged between 5 and 9 degrees. The lowest
temperatures recorded were 3 degrees at Yarram Airport and Omeo. In contrast,
Mildura only fell to 15 degrees.

Morning mist and some low cloud were observed south of the ranges, clearing
around midmorning to a sunny day. Maximum temperatures to 4pm were generally 6
to 8 degrees above average. Maxima typically ranged between 25 and 30 degrees.
The highest temperature recorded was 32 at Hopetoun, Mildura and Walpeup. A few
gauges measured 0.2mm in the 7 hours to 4pm, however this was most likely due
to dew.

In Melbourne, the temperature ranged from a low of 11.3 degrees at 1:36am to a
maximum of 28.6 degrees at 3:38pm. No rainfall was recorded in the 31 hours to
4pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is slow-moving and will strengthen
during today and Tuesday. A low pressure trough will cross South Australia on
Wednesday and will reach far southwest Victoria Wednesday night, before
crossing the remainder of Victoria on Thursday.