Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:34 pm EDT on Sunday 17 February 2019.

Recent Events
Isolated showers and thunderstorms were observed over the eastern ranges of
Victoria yesterday but no significant rain was recorded in the 24 hours to 9am.

Minimum temperatures were generally within a degree or two of the February
average with most minima ranging between 11 and 16 degrees. The lowest minimum
reported was 7 degrees at Ararat.

Patchy low cloud and local fog patches affected southern areas of Victoria this
morning but cleared before midday. High cloud areas were evident over much of
the State today. No rain was recorded in the 7 hours to 4pm. Winds were mostly
light and variable this morning but tended light to moderate northwest to
southwesterly this afternoon. Coastal seabreezes developed this afternoon.

Maximum temperatures were mostly one to four degrees above the February average
today. In the north of the State maxima chiefly ranged between 32 and 36
degrees while in the south the range was between 28 and 32 degrees. Coastal
stations mostly reported maxima below 25 degrees. The highest reported maximum
was 37 degrees at Mildura, Walpeup, Swan Hill and Kerang in the northwest as
well as Albury-Wodonga in the northeast.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 15.0 degrees at 6:02am to
a maximum of 28.6 degrees at 4:12pm. No rainfall was recorded in the city gauge
since 9am yesterday to 4pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A trough of low pressure extends from inland Australia to northern Victoria. A
weak cold front will approach southwest Victoria late today and will move
across Victoria on Monday, dragging the trough to the east. The next ridge of
high pressure will extend over inland Victoria on Tuesday. Another cold front
crossing the Southern Ocean with reach far southwest Victoria late Wednesday
and will move through Bass Strait Wednesday night.