Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 5:57 am EST on Monday 22 July 2019.

Recent Events
A cold front moved across western and central Victoria overnight and this
morning with strong winds ahead of the front and isolated shower activity with
the front. A number of locations over western Victoria recorded some rain in
the 24 hours to 9am however the highest was just 0.6mm at Portland. Strong wind
gusts were also recorded overnight in the west, central and elevated areas of
the State. The strongest was 109km/h at Mount William and in the Melbourne area
the strongest was at St Kilda with 89km/h gusts recorded.

The winds kept minima above average over much of the State, generally by 2 to 6
degrees. The exception was the lower parts of eastern Victoria which was
generally within a few degrees of average. The lowest temperature recorded was
minus 2 degrees at Mount Hotham and away from alpine areas the lowest was 1
degree at Albury-Wodonga and Sale.

Cloud and isolated showers continued east today with the weakening front and
persisted in the southwest following the front. Elsewhere it was mostly sunny
with moderating west to northwesterly winds. The highest rainfall recorded in
the 7 hours to 4pm this afternoon was 1.6mm at Mount Sunday followed by 1.4mm
at Mount Gregory.

Maximum temperatures were generally near average over most of the State
although lower parts of Gippsland experienced maxima between 3 to 7 degrees
above average as the affects of the weakening front had very little impact in
the lee of the eastern mountains. The highest temperature recorded was 20
degrees at Orbost followed by 19 degrees at Bairnsdale.

Melbourne's temperature ranged from a minimum of 11.3 degrees at 7:09am to a
maximum of 16.6 degrees at 2:40pm. The city gauge recorded no rainfall from 9am
yesterday to 4:30pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A weak ridge across northern Victoria will move over New South Wales on Monday.
A cold front crossing the Bight will reach far western Victoria on Monday night
and will cross the remainder of Victoria on Tuesday as a high pressure system
forms over South Australia. The high will extend a ridge across northern
Victoria on Wednesday and Thursday as it moves over southern New South Wales.

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