Notes on the Weather for Victoria

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Updated Notes on the Weather
Issued at 5:19 pm EST on Wednesday 17 September 2014.

Recent Events
Showers affected most areas on and south of the ranges yesterday with just
isolated falls further north. Local thunderstorms produced heavier falls in the
east as did heavy showers near the Otways, however most totals in the 24 hours
to 9am were below 10mm. The highest falls reported were 27mm at Reeves Knob and
23mm at Apollo Bay.

Minimum temperatures were generally within 2 degrees of the September average
and mostly ranged between 5 and 9 degrees with lower values along the ranges.
The lowest temperature was -2 degrees recorded at Mount Buller and Falls Creek
whilst in contrast the highest overnight temperature was 11 degrees at Point
Hicks and Gabo Island.

A low pressure system over the Tasman Sea maintained a fresh southwest wind
across the State, although winds were considerably stronger about parts of the
coast. Wilsons Promontory recorded a gust of 122 km/hr. Scattered showers
affected southern and mountain parts with snowfalls about the higher northeast
ranges. Conditions remained generally fine across the northern plains.

Showers affected southern and mountain districts in the 6 hours to 3pm today.
Isolated reports of hail were received in West Gippsland. Most totals were less
than 5mm, however Balook reported 10mm and Boolarra 8mm.

Maximum temperatures were generally within 2 degrees of the monthly average
over the northern plains and in East Gippsland. Elsewhere they were generally 1
to 5 degrees below average. Most recordings ranged between 11 and 19 degrees.
The highest temperature was 21 degrees recorded at Mildura whilst in contrast
the lowest daytime temperature was -1 degrees at Mount Hotham.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 8.9 degrees at 1:49am to
a maximum of 16.7 degrees at 1:35pm. Melbourne's rain gauge recorded 3.4mm in
the 24 hours to 9am. In the 6 hours to 3pm 0.2mm was recorded in the city gauge.

Explanatory Notes
A cold front over southern Victoria will move into the Tasman Sea this evening
as a high pressure system develops over the Bight. The high will move slowly
eastwards during the remainder of the week to be over Victoria on Sunday and
Monday before moving over the Tasman Sea on Tuesday.