Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

IDV10300
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:33 pm EST on Sunday 23 September 2018.

Recent Events
Mostly clear skies were observed across much of Victoria during Saturday, with
cloud building in the southwest during the day. A weak cold front moved over
southern parts of Victoria early this morning, bringing widespread light
showers and drizzle. In the 24 hours to 9am today widespread falls of 1 to 5mm
were recorded through the SouthWest, Central and West and South Gippsland
districts. The highest recorded rainfall totals in the 24 hours to 9am today
were 6.6mm at Mt Donna Buang, 5.8mm at Portland Airport and 5.4mm at
Bullengarook.



Minimum temperatures were generally within 2 degrees of the September average
across Victoria last night, mostly ranging between 2 and 10 degrees. The lowest
minimum of -1 degree was recorded at Rutherglen, while the highest minimum of
12 degrees was recorded at Gabo Island and Pt Hicks.



The weak cold front pushed inland during the day with cooler southerly winds
extending inland. Isolated showers were observed through east Gippsland and the
central ranges before the front cleared in the early afternoon. Cloudy skies
persisted through southern parts during the afternoon while it was mostly clear
in the north before high cloud increased in the afternoon. In the 7 hours to
4pm today only isolated rainfall was recorded in the southeast, with the
highest totals being 6mm at Glenaladale followed by 2.8mm at Mt Moornapa and
2.4mm at Reeves Knob.



Maximum temperatures were 2 to 5 degrees below the September average across
much of Victoria today apart from the northeast, where maximums were up to 4
degrees above average. The northeast ranges reached 4 to 6 degrees today, but
most other places warmed to between 11 and 17 degrees. The lowest maximum of 1
degree was recorded at Mt Baw Baw, while the highest maximum of 22 degrees was
recorded at both Mildura and Albury.



Melbourne's temperature ranged today from a minimum of 10.4 degrees at 5:11am
to a maximum of 13.7 degrees at 2:44pm. There was 0.2mm of rainfall recorded in
the 24 hours to 9am today, with no further rainfall recorded in the 7 hours to
4pm.

Explanatory Notes
A large high pressure system over waters south of the Bight and will continue
moving eastwards on Monday and will be centred just west of Tasmania by late
Tuesday. The next low pressure trough moves over the Bight, before being
located over the western border by Wednesday night. The trough crosses the
State during Thursday.

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