Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:44 pm EST on Sunday 25 June 2017.

Recent Events
Isolated showers and drizzle patches brought small amounts of rainfall to most
Victorian districts in the 24 hours to 9am today. The highest recorded rainfall
totals were 8mm at Portland, 5mm at Mt Wellington and 4mm at Cape Nelson and
Cardinia Reservoir.

Minimum temperatures overnight were mostly within a degree or two of the June
average in western and Central Victoria, but up to 6 degrees below average in
the east. The lowest recorded minimum was -6 degrees at Mt Hotham and Falls
Creek, while away from the Alpine resorts the lowest was -5 degrees at Omeo
followed by -3 degrees at Gelantipy. In addition the temperature dropped to
zero degrees overnight in East Sale, Bairnsdale and the Latrobe Valley. The
warmest place in the State overnight was Frankston, which only dropped to 10

There was some sunshine in the Mallee and East Gippsland today, particularly
during the morning, but elsewhere the day was largely cloudy. Winds were mostly
light to moderate northwesterlies, fresh at times particularly in the southwest
and over elevated areas. Wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h were recorded at
Wilsons Promontory, while gusts to 65 km/h were reported at Cape Nelson, Mt
Buller, Mt Gellibrand and Yanakie. Winds shifted southwesterly along the west
coast during the afternoon as a cold front moved into the State.

Isolated light showers or drizzle patches affected much of western and northern
Victoria during the morning, increasing about the northeast ranges during the
afternoon. In addition a band of showers associated with the approaching front
reached the southwest coast by late morning. Unsurprisingly the highest
rainfall totals in the 7 hours to 4pm were along the west coast, with 6mm
reported at Cape Otway, 4mm at Port Fairy, and 3mm at Cape Nelson and Portland.

Maximum temperatures to 3pm were generally close to average, except in the
northeast where they were up to 5 degrees below average. The highest recorded
maximum was 18 degrees at Mildura followed by 17 degrees at Swan Hill and
Walpeup, and 16 degrees at Hopetoun and Bairnsdale. In contrast the temperature
never rose above -1 degree at the Alpine resorts.

Melbourne recorded its minimum of 8.6 degrees at 7:13am today, and reached its
maximum of 14.3 degrees at 3:56pm. There was no rainfall reported in the city
rain gauge in the 31 hours to 4pm, although totals of less than half a
millimetre were recorded in some suburbs.

Explanatory Notes
A ridge of high pressure lies over northern Victoria and New South Wales. A
cold front will continue to cross southern Victoria on Sunday evening. A high
pressure system will move over the Bight on Monday then cross Victoria on
Tuesday, reaching the Tasman Sea by Wednesday. A slow moving low pressure
trough will reach approach western Victoria late on Tuesday, reaching the
central Victoria late Wednesday.