Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EST on Wednesday 27 May 2020.

Recent Events
Isolated showers over East Gippsland resulted in 2mm at Mallacoota and 0.6mm at
Gabo Island in the 24 hours to 9am Wednesday. Elsewhere, a cold front crossing
Victoria produced showers on radar over western and central Victoria, however
all rainfall was less than 1mm in any gauge up to 9am.

Minimum temperatures across Victoria were generally within 2 degrees of the May
average, although in Gippsland minima were up to 4 degrees below average. Most
minima ranged between 5 and 9 degrees with the lowest being 1 degree at Lake
Eildon and Mt Hotham airport. Away from elevated areas, the lowest was
Coldstream and Yarram with 3 degrees. In contrast, Wilsons Promontory only
dropped to 12 degrees.

Wednesday was partly cloudy with isolated light showers affecting most
districts. Rain mainly fell as virga (rain evaporating before reaching the
ground). For the 7 hours to 4pm, reported rainfall totals were minimal with
most less than 1mm. The highest reported was 2mm at Dartmoor. Winds were light
to moderate north to northwesterly.

Maximum temperatures were generally within 2 degrees of the May average with
most maxima ranging between 15 and 18 degrees. The highest recorded maximum was
19 degrees at several locations including Bairnsdale, Latrobe Valley and
Orbost. Mt Buller was the lowest with 4 degrees as a maximum.

Melbourne recorded a minimum temperature of 7.8 degrees at 6.00am and a maximum
temperature of 17.1 degrees at 1:19pm. No rain was recorded in the City in the
31 hours to 4pm.

Explanatory Notes
A weak cold front over southwestern Victoria will slide away to the southeast
of Victoria overnight. A high pressure system will follow later tomorrow,
crossing northern Victoria on Friday before slowly moving over the Tasman Sea
on Saturday. Another, stronger cold front will approach Victoria's west late
Saturday before sweeping through the State Sunday morning. Another strong cold
front is expected during Monday.