Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:47 pm EDT on Saturday 21 October 2017.

Recent Events
Isolated light showers affected southern and mountain districts in the 24 hours
to 9am, with no falls greater than the 0.4mm registered at Upper Lang Lang and
The Basin.

Clear skies across northern Victoria allowed overnight temperatures to fall
between 2 to 6 degrees below average at most locations while persistent cloud
cover in the south kept temperatures up to 3 degrees above average. Most minima
ranged between 3 and 11 degrees. The lowest temperature recorded was -2 degrees
at Mt Baw Baw and Mt Hotham, while the highest overnight minimum was 11 degrees
recorded at 14 locations along the coast including Cape Nelson, Cape Otway,
Melbourne, Yarram and Gabo Island.

Cloudy skies across southern and mountain parts of the State gave way to
clearer conditions across the northern plains. Isolated light showers fell
across southern Victoria, however totals were mostly 0.4mm or less. The highest
recording was 1mm at Thorpdale followed by 0.8mm at Knox and Moe South.
Southerly wind was moderate to locally fresh.

Maximum temperatures to 3pm were mainly between 2 and 7 degrees below the
October average. Maxima typically ranged between 13 and 17 degrees in the south
and 19 to 21 in the north. The highest temperature recorded was 22 at Mildura
and Walpeup. In contrast Mt Baw Baw reached just 3 degrees.

In Melbourne, the temperature ranged from a low of 11.0 degrees at 6:46am to a
maximum of 14.9 degrees at 3:10pm. Although light showers fell in the 24 hours
to 9am, and again between 9am and 3pm, no measurable rainfall accumulated in
the city gauge.

Explanatory Notes
A large, slow moving high pressure system centred south of the Bight will
continue to direct a southwest to southerly airflow across Victoria for the
remainder of the weekend. The high will weaken as it moves eastwards across
Victoria late Monday. A low pressure system will develop over the Bight region
during Tuesday, then will move across Victoria on Wednesday.

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