Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Updated Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:39 pm EDT on Monday 24 November 2014.

Recent Events
Showers and thunderstorms affected much of western and central Victoria in the
24 hours to 9am this morning, with much more isolated activity elsewhere. The
highest recorded rainfall totals in the 24 hours to 9am today were 13mm at
Goroke, 8mm at Cavendish and 7mm at Springvale and Wickcliffe. Most totals were
5mm or less with many in the north or east failing to record measurable

Overnight temperatures were up to 9 degrees above the November average, with
the greatest departures from normal in the north of the State. Most minima
ranged between 10 and 18 degrees. The lowest recorded minimum was 9 degrees at
Mortlake, while at the other end of the spectrum Mildura was warmest with 21

A trough of low pressure which was over western Victoria this morning,
progressed into central Victoria this afternoon with widespread showers, areas
of rain and thunderstorms. Rainfall totals in the 6 hours to 3pm were between 5
and 20mm over central parts of the State near the trough, however were less
elsewhere. The highest totals were 27mm at Arthurs Seat, 26mm at Warrambine and
22mm at Avalon, Lara and Cheetham Salt Works. Winds were generally warm and
humid and moderate to fresh north to northwesterlies ahead of the trough, but
turned cooler southwesterly in its wake. Wind gusts on a line of severe
thunderstorms reached 100 km/hr at Shepparton and 98 km/hr at Swan Hill this
afternoon and at elevation late this afternoon 122 km/hr at Mount Buller.

Maximum temperatures were up to 6 degrees above the November average in the
north and far east, however under cloudy skies in the southwest they were up to
5 degrees below normal. In the north most were in the upper 20s and low 30s
while in the south they ranged from the upper teens to early 20s. The highest
recorded maximum to 3pm was 33 degrees at Mildura, while in contrast the
temperature only reached 11 degrees at Mount Hotham.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a low of 15.7 degrees at 6:21am to a
high of 19.9 degrees at 2:28pm. Showers and thunderstorms produced 1.6mm of
rain in the city gauge in the 24 hours to 9am with another 10.2mm in the 6
hours to 3pm today. Elsewhere in the metropolitan area Avalon recorded 22.4mm
in the 6 hours to 3pm.

Explanatory Notes
A low pressure trough over eastern Victoria will clear away to the east
tonight. A high pressure system over the Bight will extend a ridge towards
Victoria during Tuesday. A cold front will move across southern Victoria on
Wednesday and then the high will drift slowly eastwards to be near Tasmania on
Thursday and Friday.