Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Updated Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:51 pm EST on Thursday 8 June 2023.

Recent Events
Overnight, and active rainband with embedded thunderstorms crossed central and
eastern Victoria, bringing heavy rain to much of the ranges and north Victoria,
particularly the North Country and the Alps. In the 24 hours to 9am today,
Broadly 40 to 70 mm was recorded across the Divide and North Country, however
parts of the Alps recorded 100 to 140 mm. South of the Divide, broadly 10 to 20
mm was recorded, with parts of East Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley recording
20 to 30 mm. The highest totals were 147mm at Whitlands and 140 mm (both in the
upper Ovens River catchment).

Extensive cloud cover and fresh, warm and humid northerly winds meant that
minimum temperatures were generally 4 to 10 degrees above average across the
State and mostly ranged between 9 and 13 degrees. The lowest temperature
recorded was 2 degrees at Mt Buller. .

The rain eased and contracted to eastern Victoria by late morning. There were
isolated showers elsewhere, however it remained mostly dry in the northwest.
Rainfall totals in the 7 hours to 4pm were generally between 5 and 15mm across
the Alps and eastern Victoria, with generally less than 2 mm elsewhere.

Maximum temperatures were generally 1 to 3 degrees above average across the
State. Maxima mostly ranged between 13 and 16 degrees. The highest temperature
recorded was 19 degrees at Orbost.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from a low of 13.9 degrees at 7:30 AM to a
high of 16.9 degrees at 1:05 PM. There was 10.6 mm of rainfall recorded in the
Melbourne gauge in the 24 hours to 9am, with 0.2 mm recorded in the 7 hours to

Explanatory Notes
A northwesterly airstream prevails over Victoria this evening as a vigorous
cold front moves away to the east. Another cold front approaches from the west
and is cross the southwest coast late this evening. and progress across the
State Friday morning. A high pressure centre then builds over South Australia
and extends a ridge southeast across Victoria later Friday. Winds will tend
northwesterly on Saturday as the high moves towards the NSW coast and persist
on Sunday as the high moves over the Tasman Sea. The airstream tend more north
to northeasterly and strengthens during Monday as a cold front moves over the
Bight and approaches Victoria.

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