Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:36 pm EST on Friday 1 July 2016.

Recent Events
Showers extended eastwards across Victoria with the passage of a front during
Thursday, then contracted to the south today and became more isolated. There
were further snowfalls above about 1000 metres.

Rainfall totals in the 24 hours to 9am this morning ranged from 2 to 10 mm over
much of the State, to 10 to 25 mm about the ranges and the southwest and
locally reached 30 to 40mm about the northeast ranges. The highest recorded was
48mm at Cheshunt, followed by 45mm at Harris Lane, 37mm at Eurobin, 36mm at
Archerton and 35mm at Mt William.

Rainfall totals in the 7 hours to 4pm this afternoon were mostly confined to
eastern parts and generally 5mm or less. There were some higher totals recorded
including 14mm at Mt Sunday, 13mm at Mt Buffalo, 11mm at Mt Tamboritha, 7mm at
Mt Buller and 6mm at High Ridge, Mt Baw Baw, Mt Donna Buang and Snowy Range -
some of this was probably a result of the melting of the previous nights snow.

Overnight minimum temperatures were generally close to the July average and
mostly ranged from 3 to 7 degrees. The lowest recorded was -5 degrees at Mt
Hotham Airport, followed by -4 degrees at Falls Creek and Mt Buller, while away
from the Alps the lowest was 0 degrees at Omeo and Mt William. In contrast the
temperature only dropped to 10 degrees at Cape Nelson.

Today was mostly cloudy with moderate westerly winds, fresh at times near the
coast. Maximum temperatures were close to the July average and mostly ranged
from 12 to 14 degrees. The highest recorded was 14 degrees at several locations
including Hopetoun, Port Fairy, Melbourne, Kyabram and Bairnsdale - In Alpine
areas the temperature struggle to get above 0 degrees.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from an overnight minimum of 7.6 degrees at
1:03am to a maximum of 14.1 degrees at 12:50pm. There was 6.4mm of rainfall
recorded in the city gauge in the 24 hours to 9am this morning, then a further
0.2mm recorded in the 7 hours to 4pm this afternoon.

Explanatory Notes
A cold front has cleared Victoria and will move further eastwards over the
Tasman Sea on Friday. A high pressure system over South Australia will move
slowly eastwards across New South Wales during the weekend. A low pressure
trough will develop over the Bight later on Sunday as a cold front crosses
Tasmania. The trough and cold front are expected to approach southwestern
Victoria on Monday.