Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:32 pm EST on Tuesday 19 June 2018.

Recent Events
Rain was recorded across all southern and mountain districts in the 24 hours to
9am today, with falls typically less than 2mm. Higher totals were observed
across Gippsland, with 59mm recorded at Mt Baw Baw, 29mm at Basin Creek, 25mm
at Combienbar and 22mm at Gelantipy.

Clear skies and light winds across most of the State meant minimum temperatures
were typically 3 to 6 degrees below the June average, apart from Gippsland
where cloud cover resulted in minima being close to average. Temperatures
typically ranged between -2 and 6 degrees. The lowest temperatures recorded
were -4 at Mt Buller and Mt Hotham, followed by -3 at Falls Creek and Mt Baw
Baw. Elsewhere lows of -2 were observed at Hopetoun, Longerenong, Ballarat,
Mortlake, Rutherglen and Strathbogie.

After extensive morning frost and patchy fog it was a sunny day across the
State although high cloud did increase across western and central districts
during the afternoon. Conditions over East Gippsland were mostly cloudy with
isolated showers associated with a low pressure system over the Tasman Sea.
Winds were generally light and variable.

Rainfall in the 6 hours to 3pm was confined to Gippsland, with most totals less
than 2mm. The highest totals were associated with snow melt, with 27mm at Mt
Wellington, 13mm at Mt Baw Baw and 10mm at Mt Sunday.

Maximum temperatures were generally near or just below the June average and
mostly ranged between 11 and 14 degrees. The highest temperatures recorded were
16 at Rutherglen, Gabo Island and Mallacoota followed by 15 at Moorabbin,
Rhyll, Yarrawonga, Albury-Wodonga, Wangaratta and Sale.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged between a low of 3.0 degrees at 6:12am to a
maximum of 14.5 degrees at 3:13pm. It was the lowest minimum recorded in
Melbourne since the 16th of July 2017. Temperatures in some suburbs dropped
below 0, with a low of -0.3 observed at Scoresby and -0.1 at Viewbank. 0.4mm of
rain was recorded in the 24 hours today, with no further rain recorded in the 6
hours to 3pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure ridge extends over central Victoria from the south and will
continue moving slowly eastwards. A weak cold front will move over southwestern
Victoria early on Thursday, then weaken further and move southeast during the
day. A weak high pressure ridge will become established near the VIC/NSW border
late on Thursday and Friday. Another cold front will move across Victoria
during the weekend.