Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesday 26 October 2021.

Recent Events
It was a mostly dry day across Victoria yesterday, with only a few isolated
showers over Gippsland and low totals recorded. Mt Baw Baw's 2.8mm was the
highest in the 24 hours to 9am this morning.

With clear skies across Victoria, minimum temperatures were below the October
average statewide overnight. Most areas dropped to between 1 and 5 degrees;
around 2 to 6 degrees below the average. The highest minimum recorded last
night was 11 degrees at Gabo Island, while the lowest was -3 degrees at Mt
Hotham. Large parts of the South West and southern Wimmera districts fell to
around 1 degree, with the lowest minimum away from the ranges -1 degree at

It was a dry and sunny day across Victoria today, with some patchy cloud
developing across Gippsland during the day. No significant rainfall was
recorded between 9am and 4pm today. Winds were light and generally northerly.

It was a cool day across south central and southeastern parts, with maximum
temperatures 1 to 3 degrees below the October average. Elsewhere, though, it
was generally mild, with maxima reaching 1 to 3 degrees above average.
Temperatures ranged from 10 degrees at Mt Baw Baw to 27 degrees at Mildura and
Walpeup, with most places reaching between 17 and 22 degrees.

Melbourne's temperature ranged from a minimum of 6.3 degrees at 5:59am to a
maximum of 18.1 degrees at 2:51pm. No significant rainfall was recorded in the
city gauge in the 31 hours to 4pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A high well south of Tasmania extends a ridge north over eastern Victoria. The
high will become consolidated over the Tasman Sea early on Wednesday as a low
pressure trough crosses the Bight. The trough is forecast to enter western
Victoria during Wednesday night before developing into a low pressure system
over western Victoria later on Thursday. The low will move away to the
southeast during Friday as a high south of WA extends a ridge towards Victoria
and Bass Strait. The high will approach Adelaide on Saturday as the ridge
persists over southern Victoria.

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