Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:42 pm EST on Monday 21 April 2014.

Recent Events
Rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am this morning was a result of scattered showers
and rain areas near the western and central districts and South Gippsland
coasts. Falls were generally a millimetre or less, apart from 9mm at Cape
Nelson and 2mm at Portland, Beech Forest, Wyelangta and Cape Otway (all near
the Southwest coast).

Rainfall totals in the 6 hours since 9am this morning were again confined to
the western and central districts and South Gippsland. Totals were less than
1mm, apart from 2mm recorded at Cape Otway.

Overnight temperatures in the east of the State were generally 1 to 4 degrees
below the April average and ranged between 4 and 11 degrees. While in the west
of the State minimum temperatures were mostly 1 to 2 degrees above average and
ranged between 8 and 14 degrees. The coldest recorded minimum was -2 degrees at
Mount Hotham. Away from the Great Divide, Strathbogie recorded a minimum of
zero, while Rutherglen, Corryong and Lake Dartmouth recorded a minimum of 1

Today winds were mostly fresh northerly, locally strong about the ranges.

Daytime temperatures were generally 1 to 3 degrees above the April average in
the west of the state and ranged between 19 and 25 degrees. While maximum
temperatures were mostly 1 to 3 degrees below the April average in the east of
the State and ranged between 15 and 22 degrees. The highest maxima recorded was
26 degrees at both Mildura and Ouyen.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from an overnight minimum of 12.5 degrees
at 7:09am to a maximum of 18.5 degrees at 3:12pm. No rain fell in the City
gauge in the 30 hours from 9am Sunday until 3pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system is over the Tasman Sea. A cold front will move across
Victoria during Tuesday. Another cold front is expected to cross Bass Strait
late Wednesday and early Thursday with a weak high high pressure system
following across Victoria later Thursday, reaching the Tasman Sea on Friday.