Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EST on Sunday 27 May 2018.

Recent Events
No significant rainfall was recorded in the 24 hours to 9am today, although
some sensors across Gippsland registered trace amounts due to fog and mist

Overnight minimum temperatures in western Victoria were largely 2 to 6 degrees
above average, thanks to high cloud approaching from the west. On and south of
the eastern ranges minima were around 2 degrees above average, but were below
average by 2 to 5 degrees along the southeast coast. Central parts and the
southwest coast were within a few degrees of the monthly average.

Most minima dropped to between 3 and 8 degrees overnight. Omeo was coolest,
dropping to -1 degree, whereas Mildura recorded the highest overnight minimum
of 13 degrees.

There were morning fog patches in the southeastern valleys, with thinner mists
over the northeast. After these cleared, mostly sunny conditions prevailed in
central and eastern parts of the State for the remainder of the morning. High
level cloud moved in further from the northwest during the day, with skies
becoming cloudy across most of Victoria by early afternoon. Light, high-based
showers developed over the west of the State this afternoon, with isolated
thunderstorms developing in parts of the Wimmera and Mallee. However, no
significant rainfall totals were recorded before 4pm.

Maximum temperatures today were above the May average across the State,
generally by 4 to 6 degrees. Temperatures in most places reached between 17 and
23 today, and ranged from a lowest maximum of 8 degrees at Mt Hotham, to a
highest maximum of 25 degrees at Hopetoun, Swan Hill, and Walpeup.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a minimum of 10.2 degrees at 7:40am to
a maximum of 20.7 degrees at 3:34pm. There was no rainfall recorded in the city
gauge in the 31 hours to 4pm this afternoon.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will continue moving slowly east as
a cold front moves over the Bight. The front is forecast to weaken and slide
away to the southeast as it approaches western Victoria today, while a stronger
front is expected to cross Victoria on Tuesday. This will be followed another
cold front on Wednesday as a high pressure system develops over South Australia.

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