Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:34 pm EST on Friday 27 May 2016.

Recent Events
Rain areas over central and eastern parts had moved to the far east of
Gippsland this morning. Showers affected other areas of the State yesterday and
overnight although they were more sparse in the northwest. In the 24 hours to
9am rain totals were mostly less than 10mm although over Gippsland and the East
Central districts many stations recorded between 10 and 20 mm with several
higher totals. The highest was 41mm at My Donna Buang while Cardinia reservoir
recorded 34mm.

Overnight minimum temperatures were 2 to 4 degrees below the May average in
most areas of the State. Minima mostly ranged between 2 and 9 degrees, with the
lowest recorded being -3 degrees at Mt Hotham and Falls Creek. At lower
elevations several centres recorded minimum temperatures just above 0. In
contrast, the highest recorded minimum was 11 degrees at Gabo Island.

Further rain affected far East Gippsland today with widespread showers
developing in the west this afternoon. Thunderstorms were observed in the far
northwest. A few showers also persisted over the area east of Melbourne and
over West Gippsland. Conditions were fine over Northern Country and Northeast
away from the ranges. In the 7 hours to 4pm the highest rain total reported was
13mm at Gabo Island. Fog patches were observed over in land parts this morning
mainly in the west. Conditions were mostly cloudy this afternoon. West to
southwesterly winds were generally light to moderate in the east but fresh to
strong along the coast. To the west winds were light to moderate northeast to

Maximum temperatures were generally 2 to 5 degrees below the May average.
Maxima generally ranged between 11 and 16 degrees. The highest recorded was 17
degrees at Mildura. In contrast, the maximum temperature at Mt Hotham was minus
1 degree.

Melbourne's temperature ranged from an overnight minimum of 9.2 degrees at
4:55am to a maximum of 14.4 degrees at 11:29am this morning. Melbourne recorded
4.8mm in the 24 hours to 9am with no rain after 9am. Up to 9am many centres in
the southeastern suburbs recorded higher totals with Ferny Creek recording
28mm, Berwick 24mm and Carrum 22mm.

Explanatory Notes
A low pressure system located southwest of Victoria will move across the State
towards NSW during Friday and on Saturday morning. A high pressure system will
develop over South Australia later on Saturday then move across New South Wales
on Sunday, extending a ridge across Victoria into early next week.