Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Wednesday 10 February 2016.

Recent Events
There was no significant rainfall in Victoria in the 31 hours to 4pm today.

Minimum temperatures were generally near or slightly above the February
average, and mostly ranged between 11 and 17 degrees. The lowest recorded
minimum was 7 degrees at Mortlake, followed by 8 degrees at Warrnambool. In
contrast the highest overnight minimum was 18 degrees at Gabo Island.

Morning fog and low cloud in the south cleared during the morning, with the
exception of East Gippsland where cloud persisted into the afternoon. Elsewhere
the day was fine and sunny, with just some scattered high cloud. Winds were
mostly light to moderate south to southwesterlies, and afternoon sea breezes
developed about the coast.

Maximum temperatures to 4pm were within a few degrees of average in the south,
but up to 6 degrees above average in the north. In the north the maxima
generally ranged from 29 to 35 degrees. Elsewhere the maxima generally ranged
between 20 and 28 degrees. The highest recorded maximum was 38 degrees at
Mildura, followed by 37 degrees at Walpeup. The lowest maximum temperature was
18 degrees at Mt Baw Baw.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 17.4 degrees at 12:45am
to a maximum of 23.3 degrees at 3:56pm. No rain was recorded in the city rain
gauge in the 31 hours to 4pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A ridge of high pressure extends from south of the Bight to the Tasman Sea and
this pattern is expected to be maintained until Friday. A weak trough of low
pressure will also persist over northeast Victoria until Friday. A cold front
will approach western Victoria later on Saturday then cross the south of the
State on Saturday night.