Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

IDV10300
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Wednesday 2 December 2020.

Recent Events
A cold front brought windy and showery conditions to Victoria on Tuesday, with
rainfall recorded in all districts the 24 hours to 9am Wednesday morning.
Totals amounted to less than 5mm in most areas, with only the northeast ranges
receiving more, generally 5-10mm. The highest rainfall totals to 9am were 13mm
at Falls Creek (Rocky Valley), 11mm at the Falls Creek AWS, 10.6mm at Mt
Buffalo Chalet, and 10.4mm at Mt Hotham Airport and Barnawartha.



In the wake of the cold front, minimum temperatures were generally 2 to 7
degrees below the December average last night, in most areas dropping to
between 6 and 11 degrees. The lowest minimum temperature recorded overnight was
-1 degree at Mt Buller and Mt Baw Baw, while the highest was 15 degrees at Gabo
Island and Mallacoota.



Cloudy conditions and light showers lingered across the southernmost parts of
Victoria early this morning, drying out and gradually becoming mostly sunny
later in the afternoon. Rainfall totals from since 9am were not significant:
<1mm about the Bass Coast. North of the ranges and in the State's far east it
was dry and mostly sunny throughout the day. Winds today were moderate
southwesterlies, locally fresh about the coast.



Maximum temperatures were generally 3 to 6 degrees below the December average
across Victoria today. The lowest maximum recorded today was 6 degrees at Mt
Baw Baw, while the highest was 25 degrees recorded at Mildura, Hopetoun, Swan
Hill, Walpeup, Rutherglen, and Albury Airport.



Melbourne's temperature ranged from a minimum of 11.9 degrees at 6:57am to a
maximum of 18.6 degrees at 2:48pm. The city gauge recorded a trace amount of
rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am this morning, with no further rain in the
subsequent 7 hours to 4pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system over the Bight will cross Victoria today and reach the
Tasman Sea tonight. Another high centre will develop over western Victoria
during Thursday as a weak cold front approaches Tasmania during the evening.
The high is then expected to cross Bass Strait on Friday, moving over the NSW
coast later in the day as a strong cold front crosses the Bight. This front
will sweep across Victoria and Bass Strait on Saturday, establishing a cooler
westerly airstream across Victoria.

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