Official BOM Victoria State Daily Observations

IDV10300
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Notes on the Weather
Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Friday 26 February 2021.

Recent Events
A weak front moved through the southern parts of Victoria yesterday afternoon,
and proceeded to move towards the east through the night, producing isolated
showers and patchy morning drizzle. Rainfall totals to 9 am this morning were
generally in the range of 2-6mm, grading to 6-8mm in the southeast of the
state. The highest rainfall totals recorded in the 24 hours to 9 am this
morning were 21.2mm at Mount Baw Baw, 14mm at Mount Donna Buang and 9.2mm at
Wilson's Promontory.



Minimum temperatures were generally 3 to 6 degrees below the February average,
and mostly ranged from 8 to 13 degrees. The lowest recorded minimum temperature
was 1 degrees at Mount Baw Baw followed by 2 degrees at Mount Hotham Airport.
The warmest location overnight was Port Fairy, which recorded a minimum of 15
degrees.



Partly cloudy conditions in the south of the state, mostly sunny conditions in
the north. Post frontal light showers remained throughout the morning in the
southeast, however cleared quickly during the afternoon. Trace amounts of
rainfall were recorded across the Melbourne metro area and southeastern parts
of the state. Falls recorded till 4pm today were generally <0.4mm, with the
highest rainfall amount recorded being 0.4mm at Mount Useful and at
Greensborough.



Winds were generally moderate southeast to southwesterly, tending moderate west
to southwesterly in the east of the state. The highest recorded wind gust was
77 km/h at Wilson's Promontory, followed by 62 km/h at Gabo Island.



Maximum temperatures to 4pm today were generally 3 to 7 degrees below the
February average, and mostly ranged from 18 to 22 degrees in the south and 23
to 25 degrees in the north. The highest recorded maximum temperature was 26
degrees at Yarrawonga, Mildura, Swan Hill and Albury Airport. The coolest
location in the State was Mount Baw Baw with a maximum of 10 degrees.



Melbourne's temperature ranged from a minimum of 13.8 degrees at 04:22 am to a
maximum of 19.7 degrees at 02:12pm. To 9 am this morning rainfall was recorded
throughout the metro area with the passage of the front. 0.4mm was recorded in
the Melbourne city gauge and around the city, rainfall totals ranged from 0.5mm
to 3mm with the highest rainfall total recorded being 6.4mm at Ferny Creek.
There were trace amounts of rainfall recorded throughout the metro area today
till 4pm, with the highest rainfall total being 0.4mm at Greensborough.

Explanatory Notes
A high pressure system to the west will weaken and move east of Tasmania on
Saturday, while a weak low pressure trough extends into the west from inland
NSW. This trough will slowly move to the east during Sunday and Monday,
followed by a cold front moving through Bass Strait on Monday night. Another
high strengthening in the Bight will extend a ridge over the State from late
Monday, which will persist throughout the week.

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