IDV10300 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria Notes on the Weather Issued at 4:40 pm EST on Friday 4 September 2015. Recent Events There were isolated showers over southern and mountain areas during Thursday - more widespread in far east Gippsland where isolated thunderstorms also occurred. Rainfall totals in the 24 hours to 9am this morning were mainly 5mm or less and typically confined to the southwest and far east. The highest reported was 40mm at Combienbar, followed by 36mm at Chandlers Creek, 35mm at Mt Nowa Nowa, 31mm at Club Terrace, 30mm at Bonang, 27mm at Basin Creek and 25mm at Cann River. Overnight minimum temperatures were mostly 1 to 4 degrees below average, and generally ranged from 7 to 10 degrees near the coast to 1 to 5 degrees inland. The lowest reported was -4 degrees at Mt Baw Baw, while away from the Alps the lowest was 0 degrees at Corryong, Castlemaine, Lake Eildon and Redesdale. Today was mostly cloudy in the south and generally sunny in the north. Winds were light to moderate southwest to southerly. There were isolated showers near the coast, but no significant rainfall was recorded in the 6 hours to 3pm this afternoon. Maximum temperatures were close to average in the northeast and generally 1 to 4 degrees below average elsewhere in the south, mostly ranging from 11 to 15 degrees. The highest reported was 17 degrees at Albury and Rutherglen. In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 8.7 degrees at 6:08am to a maximum of 13.7 degrees at 2:22pm. There was no rainfall recorded in the 30 hours to 3pm this afternoon. Explanatory Notes A low pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea while a high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge across Tasmania. The high will move across Victoria and Tasmania during Saturday and over the Tasman Sea on Sunday as a cold front approaches Victoria from the west. The front is expected to move into western Victoria later on Sunday, reaching the far east of the State early on Monday as the associated low moves across Tasmania. A new high will have established itself in the Bight on Tuesday as the cold front moves eastwards across the Tasman Sea.