Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EST on Friday 30 July 2021.

Recent Events
Isolated post-frontal showers eased across southern and eastern Victoria during
Thursday morning, with a mostly dry afternoon following. Rainfall totals in the
24 hours to 9am Friday morning were generally <5mm across the east, higher
about exposed coasts with Wilsons Promontory recording 15.2mm.

Overnight minimum temperatures were generally close to or just above the July
average overnight, with some isolated locations dropping just below the
average. The Latrobe Valley area was the exception to this, dropping to 3 to 6
degrees below average, with Latrobe Valley itself recording an overnight
minimum of -2 degrees. Most parts of the State dropped to between 3 to 7
degrees overnight, with the lowest minimum of -4 degrees recorded at Mt Hotham,
and the highest minimum of 10 degrees recorded at Cape Otway.

A mostly clear-skied start to the day saw fogs and isolated light frosts
forming across the east. Sunny skies persisted across central and eastern parts
of the State during the morning, but extensive cloud areas gradually moved in
from the west during the afternoon. No significant rainfall reached the ground
to 4pm today, although some virga from the building cloud was observed. Winds
today were fresh to locally strong northerlies. The strongest wind gusts
observed to 4pm were 104km/h at Mt William, and 85km/h at Melbourne Airport and
Kilmore Gap.

Maximum temperatures were generally 1 to 3 degrees above the July average
today, in most places reaching 13 to 15 degrees. The lowest maximum of -3
degrees was recorded at Mt Hotham, while the highest of 18 degrees was recorded
at Orbost.

Melbourne's temperature ranged from a minimum of 8.0 degrees at 7:03am to a
maximum of 14.9 degrees at 12:27pm. The city gauge did not record any rainfall
in the 31 hours to 4pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A weak ridge over eastern Victoria will move to the east today as a cold front
builds over the Bight. The front is expected to cross Victoria later on
Saturday and early on Sunday, while a low pressure system will move over waters
south of the Bight later on Sunday. This low will move to the southwest of
Victoria on Monday as an associated cold front crosses the State.

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