IDV10300 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria Updated Notes on the Weather Issued at 4:58 pm EDT on Tuesday 3 March 2015. Recent Events There was no significant rainfall in any of the gauges in the 30 hours until 3pm this afternoon. Cloud cover across the north and east of the State kept minimum temperatures between 2 to 4 degrees above the March average, mostly ranging betweeen 10 to 16 degrees. The warmest minima was 18 degrees at Mildura. However, clear skies over the southwest of the State allowed minima to drop by up to 5 degrees below the March average, with the coldest minimum of 7 degrees recorded at Portland [and Mount Baw Baw]. Areas of cloud contracted eastwards during morning to clear from the eastern districts during the afternoon. Moderate southerly winds. Maximum temperatures in the north of the State were generally 2 to 4 degrees above the March average and ranged between 26 to 31 degrees. However across the south, maxima generally fell within a couple of degrees below the March average and ranged between 20 to 24 degree. The highest maxima was 32 degrees at Mildura. In Melbourne the temperature ranged from an overnight minimum of 17.0 degrees at 7:07am to a maximum of 22.6 degrees at 4.45pm. There was no rainfall recorded in the gauge in the 30 hours until 3pm today. Explanatory Notes A week cold front will slip to the southeast of Tasmania this evening while a high pressure ridge extends from the Bight to southern Victoria. A stronger cold front south of the Bight will enter southwestern Victoria later Wednesday and then sweep across the State early Thursday morning, as an associated deep low passes well south of Tasmania. The next high pressure system will remain well to the west of Victoria through till Saturday, whilst further cold fronts will cross Tasmania late Thursday and Saturday.