Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Tuesday 25 November 2014.

Recent Events
Showers, rain and thunderstorms affected almost all of Victoria in the 24 hours
to 9am this morning. The heaviest falls were recorded over central and eastern
Victoria where many locations exceeded 20mm. The highest recorded rainfall
totals in the 24 hours to 9am today were 49mm at Bobinawarrah, 44mm at
Yackandandah, 43mm at Granite Flat and 41mm at Mongans Bridge.

Overnight temperatures were up to 6 degrees below the November average inland,
however were near normal in more coastal locations. Most minima ranged between
5 and 13 degrees. The lowest recorded minimum was -2 degrees at Mount Hotham.

Isolated showers fell across the south of the State today, although most falls
were less than 1mm. The highest totals in the 6 hours to 3pm were 2.8mm at Moe
South, 2.2mm at Yarragon South and 2mm at Traralgon South. Skies were mostly
clear over the northern plains. West to southwest winds were generally
moderate, however were fresh to locally strong at times near the coast.

Maximum temperatures were generally up to 4 degrees below the November average
around the State. Most were between 16 and 24 degrees. The highest recorded
maximum to 3pm was 25 degrees at Mildura, while in contrast the temperature
only reached 5 degrees at Mount Baw Baw.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a low of 11.0 degrees at 6:11am to a
high of 22.3 degrees at 3:03pm. Showers and thunderstorms yesterday produced
13.4mm of rain in the city gauge in the 24 hours to 9am. No further measurable
rain fell in the 6 hours to 3pm today despite light showers in some suburbs.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system over the Great Australian Bight will move only gradually
southeast during the next two days maintaining mild south to southwest winds
over the State. Isolated showers should clear from the south by Wednesday
night, with sunny conditions prevailing in the north. A new high will develop
in the Tasman Sea allowing wind to turn warmer easterly and skies to become
mostly clear throughout.

During Saturday the wind till turn warm to hot northeast as a trough develops
over South Australia and humidity will begin to increase. This will probably
allow afternoon showers to develop about the eastern ranges. The trough will
gradually move eastwards across the State between Sunday and Tuesday with
showers and thunderstorms likely, chiefly in the afternoons and evenings near
and east of the trough. Only a slight chance of showers is expected to the west
of the trough where milder southerly winds will develop.