Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EST on Thursday 31 July 2014.
A ridge of high pressure lies across northern New South Wales, while a series of cold fronts are moving from the Southern Ocean across southeast Australia. This pattern is generating gusty winds over southern and central parts of the state. This front will bring a significant cold snap to the region during Friday and Saturday, after which conditions should gradually ease as the next high pressure system becomes established.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Mostly clear. The chance of rain near the Victorian border later tonight. Winds northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the late evening.
Friday 1 August
Mostly sunny. Isolated showers, with snow possible about the coastal ranges above 600 metres from the late morning and the chance of some small hail and storms during the late afternoon and evening. Winds westerly 30 to 45 km/h tending southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 15.
No UV Alert, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]
Saturday 2 August
Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost. Isolated showers in the south, falling as snow above 600 metres during the morning. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 4 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 16.
Sunday 3 August
The chance of showers near the Victorian border in the morning. Areas of morning frost. Mostly sunny day. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 3 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17.
Monday 4 August
Sunny. Areas of morning frost in the west. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 4 and 2 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 19.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Friday.