Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Saturday 16 December 2017.

Recent Events
No rainfall was recorded in the 24 hours to 9am Saturday. Isolated showers
developed in the far east during Saturday afternoon, but no rainfall was
reported in the 7 hour period to 4pm.

Overnight minimum temperatures were 1 to 4 degrees above average in the north
east and typically ranged between 10 and 15 degrees - elsewhere minima were
close to average and mostly ranged from 8 to 12 degrees. The lowest recorded
was 5 degrees at Mortlake and 6 degrees at Casterton and Westmere. In contrast
the temperature only dropped to 18 degrees at Hunters Hill.

Morning low cloud over Gippsland cleared, leaving a mostly sunny day with light
winds and afternoon coastal seabreezes. Afternoon

Maximum temperatures were 3 to 6 degrees above the average near the Murray and
over the Northeast district. Elsewhere, maxima were slightly above the average.
Most maxima ranged from the low to mid 20's in the south to the low to mid 30's
in the north. The highest maximum today was 35 degrees at Yarrawonga,
Rutherglen, Albury and Wangaratta. The lowest maximum was 18 degrees at Falls
Creek, Mt Buller, Mt Hotham and Mt Baw Baw.

Melbourne's temperature ranged from a minimum of 13.8 degrees at 6:10am to a
maximum of 24.6 degrees at 4:08pm. There was no rainfall recorded in the city
gauge in the 31 hours to 4pm this afternoon.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system to the west extends a ridge across Victoria on Saturday
as a cold front crosses Tasmania. The high will move across Tasmania on Sunday
and over the Tasman Sea on Monday. Meanwhile a low pressure complex will
develop south of WA on Monday with an associated cold front developing over the
Bight. The cold front is expected to cross Victoria on Tuesday.

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