Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:48 pm EDT on Wednesday 26 January 2022.

Recent Events
Shower and thunderstorm activity in the late afternoon and early evening over
the eastern ranges led to 28.2mm of rain at Upper Buckland, 27.8 at Harris
Lane, 24.8mm at Bald Hill and 24mm at Mount Buffalo. Other locations over the
northeast ranges recorded 5-10mm of rainfall in this period, with other parts
of the State remaining largely dry.

Overnight minimum temperatures were generally 2 to 6 degrees above the January
average but 6 to 9 degrees above average across the northwest. Most minima were
between 16 and 20 degrees. The lowest recorded minimum was 10 degrees at Mt
Hotham AP and the highest was 24 degrees at Mildura.

It was a humid day with increasing cload and showers and thunderstorms across
the western and central parts of the State as well as the eastern ranges. Some
thunderstorms were severe, with heavy rainfall and damaging wind gusts. An 89
km/h wind gust was recorded at Horsham at 2:48pm. Natimuk received 19.4mm in
the 30 minutes to 3:25pm and Harrietville received 25.6mm in the 30 minutes to
3:56pm. The highest rainfall totals in the 7.5 hours to 4:30pm were 27.2mm at
Harrietville, 20.4mm at McNeils Bridge, 18.6mm at Fire Dam 159 and 15.6mm at Mt
Hotham. Winds were otherwise generally light to moderate north to
northeasterlies, with afternoon coastal sea breezes.

To 4pm this afternoon, maximum temperatures were generally 3 to 8 degrees above
the January average across western and central areas, and 1 to 3 degrees above
average in the east. Maxima were mostly between 33 and 37 degrees across across
western and central areas, and 25 to 29 degrees elsewhere. The lowest maximum
of 19 degrees was recorded at Mt Hotham, while the highest maximum of 39
degrees was recorded at Dartmoor and Warrnambool.

Melbourne ranged from an overnight minimum of 19.6 degrees at 7:02am to a
maximum of 36.0 degrees at 4:32pm. The city gauge did not record any rainfall
in the 31 hours to 4pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system over the Southern Ocean will cross the southern Tasman
Sea over the next few days as it extends a ridge along the NSW coast. A low
pressure trough over eastern South Australia will move only slowly eastwards
over the coming days, reaching western Victoria on Thursday before crossing
central parts on Friday then stalling over the northeast over the weekend.

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