Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Monday 30 January 2023.

Recent Events
Patchy rain continued to track east throughout the day yesterday with extensive
cloud cover across Victoria. Rain became more extensive in the northeast
through the afternoon, particularly in the far northeast ranges where record
breaking falls were reported.

Overnight temperatures were slightly above average due to the blanket of cloud
across most of the state. Most minima ranged between 13 and 17 degrees. The
lowest recorded overnight temperature was 9 degrees recorded at many locations
including Mt William, Mt Buller and Casterton. The highest overnight minimum
temperature was 19 degrees at Mildura, Yarrawonga, and Rutherglen.

The rain finally eased across the northeast this morning, but cooler
southeasterly winds delivered cloudy conditions to central and eastern parts of
the state south of the Divide. Skies were mostly clear across the north and in
the far west. While there were a few showers about East Gippsland, rainfall
totals in the 6 hours to 3pm were mostly below 3 mm.

Maximum temperatures to 3pm today were generally 1 to 5 degrees below average
across. Maxima mostly ranged between 20 and 28 degrees. The highest temperature
recorded was 31 degrees at many locations including Swan Hill, Kerang and

In Melbourne, the temperature ranged from a low of 17.9 degrees at 5:55 AM to a
high of 21.7 degrees at 1:55 PM. There was no rainfall recorded in the
Melbourne gauge in the 30 hours to 3pm today.

Explanatory Notes
A broad low pressure trough lies across northeastern Victoria, while a high
pressure ridge extends across Bass Strait. The trough will clear out of the
state on Tuesday as the ridge retreats and allows a cold front to approach from
the southwest. The front is expected to weaken as it crosses southern Victoria
on Wednesday, with a strong cold front to follow on Thursday and Friday.

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