Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 5:13 pm EDT on Friday 3 April 2020.

Recent Events
Rain areas that mostly affected central and eastern Victoria cleared the State
overnight, leaving generally dry conditions over the State this morning.

Rainfall totals for the 24hr period to 9am this morning were mostly less than
5mm, although parts of south central and northeast Victoria recorded totals
between 15 and 30 mm with the highest totals occurring over the northeast with
36mm at Wrightly topping the list followed by 35mm at Lake Buffalo.

Further showers developed across northern Victoria this afternoon with isolated
thunderstorms over the west. Mt William recorded 16.6mm with storms this
between 9am and 5pm, with Bendigo receiving 9.6mm, and Charlton 7mm. Additional
falls were recorded through the Wimmera and North Central districts with
convective activity this afternoon, but other totals were generally under 4mm.

With extensive cloud cover and humid air, most overnight minima were above
average, falling mostly between 10 and 15 degrees. The lowest was 5 degrees at
Mt Hotham, and the highest was 15 degrees at Mildura and multiple locations
about the southeast coast, including Lakes Entrance and Wilsons Promontory.

Maximum temperatures to today were generally 1 to 3 degrees above the April
average, but were up to 8 degrees above average through the southwest of the
State. Elevated areas across the State were generally 1 to 3 degrees below
average, however. Maxima today were generally between 20 and 25 degrees. The
highest was 27 degrees at Nhill, Horsham, Warrnambool and Port Fairy, and the
lowest was 6 degrees at Mt Hotham.

Melbourne's temperature today ranged from a minimum of 13.7 degrees at 7:56am
to a maximum of 23.2 degrees at 3.33pm. The city gauge recorded 16mm of rain in
the 24 hours to 9am this morning, but no further rainfall since then.

Explanatory Notes
A cold front over southwestern Victoria will rapidly cross to the east
overnight, leaving a strong, cold, westerly airstream over the State on
Saturday. Another cold front will cross Victoria on Sunday, before a large high
pressure system will move into the waters south of the Bight on Monday. This
high will remain near stationary and dominate the weather in Victoria well into
the week.

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