Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EST on Sunday 15 September 2019.

Recent Events
Showers developed about the southwest Saturday afternoon and extended eastwards
overnight, rainfall totals were around 2 to 4mm on average with the highest
total of 10.7mm recorded at Poley Range in the 24 hours to 9am this morning.

Cloudy conditions over most of Victoria overnight with minimum temperatures a
few degrees above average statewide, and around 4 to 6 degrees above average
over western Victoria. Minima mostly ranged between 5 and 13 degrees, Mt Hotham
and Rutherglen falling to 1. In contrast Cape Otway and Casterton 14 degrees.

Mostly cloudy condtions with showers falling from mid-level cloud across
Victoria today, a few isolated thunderstorms occurred, rainfall totals were
generally less than 1mm for southern and mountain Victoria with isolated totals
of around 5mm over the southwest with the highest total of 8mm recorded at Cape

Maximum temperatures were 3 to 5 degrees above the monthly average across much
of the State, and 10 degrees above average in the Mallee. To 4pm maxima mostly
ranged between 19 and 23 degrees, with the warmest temperature

31.8 degrees recorded in Midulra, Mt Hotham recorded the lowest maximum 6

In Melbourne, the temperature ranged from a minimum of 13.0 degrees at 5:36am
to a maximum of 21.8 degrees at 2:14pm. In the 24 hours to 9am this morning
1.4mm was recorded in the Melbourne gauge, no further rain was recorded in the
7 hours to 4pm.

Explanatory Notes
A cold front will cross Victoria tonight and during Monday leaving a colder
southwest to southerly airflow in its wake. The next high pressure system will
approach southwest Victoria Monday night, then will move across Bass Strait on
Tuesday, reaching the Tasman Sea on Wednesday. Northerly winds will strengthen
on Thursday as the next cold front and associated trough approaches western