Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

IDV10300
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Monday 1 March 2021.

Recent Events
It was mostly dry over Victoria in the 24 hours to 9am, however light showers
brought modest rainfall totals to isolated areas on and south of the ranges.
The highest total was 0.5mm at Mt Donna Buang.



Minimum temperatures were generally close to the March average, and mostly
ranged between 10 and 15 degrees. The lowest recorded minimum temperature was 6
degrees at Mt William. The highest recorded minimum was 17 degrees at Hunters
Hill.



It was mostly sunny in the north of the state today, and mostly cloudy in the
south.

A few light showers brought up to 0.4mm to the Yarra Ranges this morning.
Isolated showers in the southwest of the state associated with weak cold front

have brought 0.6mm to Portland and 0.4mm at Cape Otway as of 4pm today. Winds
were mostly moderate to fresh southwesterlies, with the highest wind gusts
recorded being Hogan Island with 91 km/h and Wilsons Promontory with 81 km/h
this afternoon.



Maximum temperatures to 4pm today tended to be average in the north, and a
degree or two below average in the south. Maxima in the north were mostly in
the high 20-s, while in the south they were generally in the low 20-s. The
highest recorded maximum was 29 degrees at Mildura, Walpeup, Albury and
Rutherglen. In contrast the coolest place in the State was Mt Baw Baw which
recorded a maximum of 11 degrees.



Melbourne's temperature ranged from a minimum of 15 degrees at 7:48 am to a
maximum of 21.7 degrees at 2:41pm. There was no significant rainfall recorded
in the city rain gauge in the 31 hours to 4pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A cold front is clipping southern Victoria this afternoon and evening as a
large high pressure system develops south of the Bight. A cool south to
southwesterly airstream will persist on Tuesday and Wednesday as the high
remains stationary south of the Bight and extends a ridge eastwards across
southern Victoria. The high will remain slow moving during Thursday as another
front crosses Tasmania and Bass Strait, with the high approaching the west of
Tasmania on Friday.

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