Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesday 13 November 2018.

Recent Events
There was little rainfall reported in Victoria yesterday and overnight. In the
24 hours to 9am this morning, there were some isolated showers across central
and eastern Victoria, with Mansfield recording the highest total of 1mm.

High cloud and N'ly winds meant that minimum temperatures were well above
average overnight. In the north and west of the State, minimum temperatures
were up to 10 degrees above average, while locations in the northeast and along
the coast were around 2-5 degrees above average. Minima mostly ranged from 15
to 19 degrees. The lowest temperature recorded overnight was 10 degrees at Mt
Hotham, while Mildura recorded the highest minimum of 22 degrees.

Most of Victoria was covered in high cloud for the majority of the day, with
northwesterly winds that were gusty at times. There were some isolated showers
and high based thunderstorms occurring in the north east, with further
thunderstorms observed in East Gippsland later in the day. The highest rainfall
total in the 7 hours to 4pm this afternoon was 6mm at Mt. Buffalo, however most
places that recorded rainfall received less than 2mmm.

Maximum temperatures were generally 6-10 degrees above the November average
across the state. Most places recorded maxima between 27 and 31 degrees. The
highest temperature recorded by 4pm today was 36 degrees at Longerenong.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 19.1 degrees at 2:53am to
a maximum of 30.5 degrees at 1:52pm. No rain was recorded in the city gauge in
the 31 hours to 4pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A low pressure trough crossing western Victoria will will move over south
central Victoria this evening. The trough will cross the remainder of the State
on Wednesday as a high pressure system develops over the Bight. The high will
cross Tasmania on Thursday night then will weaken as another high pressure
system develops south of the Bight on Friday. A weak cold front will cross
Tasmania Saturday, then the high will move rapidly eastwards, passing across
Tasmania Saturday night.

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