Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Wednesday 20 November 2019.

Recent Events
There was no significant rainfall recorded in the 24 hours to 9am, apart 0.6mm
at rosehill and some some trace drizzle at isolated coastal fringe locations.

Minimum temperatures tended to be around or below average by 1 to 3 degrees
across the state, apart from in the far northwest and along parts of the
northeast ranges, where minima were 3 to 5 degrees above average. Minimums
mostly ranged between 4 and 13 degrees, with the lowest temperature of 2
degrees recorded a Mt Hotham airport. By contrast Gelantipy did not drop below

There were no significant rainfall totals recorded since 9am this morning, with
a few locations again recording trace amounts likely due to dew. Patchy low
cloud and isolated fog was observed across parts of southern Victoria early
this morning, but had generally cleared by a few hours after sunrise. Otherwise
it was a mostly sunny day across the state, with only some patchy high cloud
across parts of the west.

Maximum temperatures were significantly above the November average, generally
by 8 to 14 degrees across the state. The only exceptions were some coastal
fringe locations and parts of southern Gippsland where maxima were close to
average. Most maxima tended to range between 23 and 40 degrees. The highest
maximum temperature to 4pm of 43 degrees was recorded at Mildura, with Hopetoun
and Walpeup seeing 42 degrees. By contrast, Wilsons Prom did not get above 16.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from 9.4 degrees at 5:17 AM to 34.0 degrees
at 3:58 PM, however seabreezes kept the temperatures down across parts of
western Melbourne closer to the coast, with a maximum of 28.5 at Laverton and
27.2 at Avalon. There was no rain reported in the city gauge in the 31 hours to
4pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system is centred over the Tasman Sea. A cold front and
associated trough crossing the Bight will move across Victoria during Thursday.
On Friday a high over the Bight will extend a ridge towards Victoria. A weak
cold front will move through Bass Strait during Saturday.