IDV10300 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria Notes on the Weather Issued at 4:36 pm EST on Friday 1 July 2016. Recent Events Showers extended eastwards across Victoria with the passage of a front during Thursday, then contracted to the south today and became more isolated. There were further snowfalls above about 1000 metres. Rainfall totals in the 24 hours to 9am this morning ranged from 2 to 10 mm over much of the State, to 10 to 25 mm about the ranges and the southwest and locally reached 30 to 40mm about the northeast ranges. The highest recorded was 48mm at Cheshunt, followed by 45mm at Harris Lane, 37mm at Eurobin, 36mm at Archerton and 35mm at Mt William. Rainfall totals in the 7 hours to 4pm this afternoon were mostly confined to eastern parts and generally 5mm or less. There were some higher totals recorded including 14mm at Mt Sunday, 13mm at Mt Buffalo, 11mm at Mt Tamboritha, 7mm at Mt Buller and 6mm at High Ridge, Mt Baw Baw, Mt Donna Buang and Snowy Range - some of this was probably a result of the melting of the previous nights snow. Overnight minimum temperatures were generally close to the July average and mostly ranged from 3 to 7 degrees. The lowest recorded was -5 degrees at Mt Hotham Airport, followed by -4 degrees at Falls Creek and Mt Buller, while away from the Alps the lowest was 0 degrees at Omeo and Mt William. In contrast the temperature only dropped to 10 degrees at Cape Nelson. Today was mostly cloudy with moderate westerly winds, fresh at times near the coast. Maximum temperatures were close to the July average and mostly ranged from 12 to 14 degrees. The highest recorded was 14 degrees at several locations including Hopetoun, Port Fairy, Melbourne, Kyabram and Bairnsdale - In Alpine areas the temperature struggle to get above 0 degrees. In Melbourne the temperature ranged from an overnight minimum of 7.6 degrees at 1:03am to a maximum of 14.1 degrees at 12:50pm. There was 6.4mm of rainfall recorded in the city gauge in the 24 hours to 9am this morning, then a further 0.2mm recorded in the 7 hours to 4pm this afternoon. Explanatory Notes A cold front has cleared Victoria and will move further eastwards over the Tasman Sea on Friday. A high pressure system over South Australia will move slowly eastwards across New South Wales during the weekend. A low pressure trough will develop over the Bight later on Sunday as a cold front crosses Tasmania. The trough and cold front are expected to approach southwestern Victoria on Monday.