Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:51 pm EDT on Thursday 6 October 2022.

Recent Events
Widespread rain and isolated thunderstorms occurred over Victoria last night
and this morning. In the 24 hours to 9am Thursday generally 15 to 30mm of
rainfall was recorded in the north and isolated totals of 30-40mm, with
generally 5 to 10mm across southern areas. The highest rainfall totals in the
24 hours to 9am Thursday include 41.2mm at Hunters Hill, 40mm at Redbank
Reservoir and 38.8mm at Mt William.

Minimum temperatures were generally 2 to 4 degrees above the October average
over most of Victoria. Minima typically ranged between 8 and 13 degrees. The
lowest temperature recorded was 1 degrees at Falls Creek. The highest recorded
minimum was 14 degrees at Hopetoun.

Scattered showers continued about western and northern Victoria today, with
isolated thunderstorms about the west from late afternoon. In the 7 hours to
4pm generally 15 to 10mm was recorded in those areas while elsewhere totals
were generally less than 2mm. The highest recorded rainfall totals included
10.6mm at Rich Avon Weir, 8.8mm at Stawell Mt William.

Maximum temperatures were generally 1 to 4 degrees below the October average.
Most maxima ranged between about 15 and 21 degrees. The highest temperature
recorded was 25 degrees at Mildura. The coolest place today was Falls Creek
which saw a maximum of 5 degrees.

In Melbourne the temperature ranged from low of 11.6 degrees at 1:05am to a
maximum of 21.5 degrees at 4:06pm. There was 7.4mm of rain recorded in the city
gauge in the 24 hours to 9am today, with no rain recorded in the 7 hours since.

Explanatory Notes
A broad trough over NSW extends into northern Victoria and will drift eastward
this evening. A second trough and associated cold front will cross the state on
Friday, clearing early Saturday as a high pressure ridge moves into the
southwest. The associated high will slowly move over Victoria during Sunday and
Monday and is expected to be out to the east of Victoria by Monday evening.

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