Forecast issued at 4:30 am EST on Thursday 25 August 2016.
A low pressure system off the central coast is expected to move rapidly east away from the coast today as a high pressure system over the Bight moves east and extends a ridge across the State. This high pressure system will then become the dominant weather feature for Friday and the weekend.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Medium to high chance of showers in the east, increasing to very high chance along the central coastal fringe. Slight to medium chance of showers in the far northwest with the chance of thunderstorms over the far northwest. Partly cloudy elsewhere. South to southwest winds.
Friday 26 August
Medium to high chance of showers in the east and in the far northwest. Partly cloudy elsewhere. South to southwesterly winds.
Saturday 27 August
Medium to high chance of showers along the coast and adjacent ranges. Partly cloudy elsewhere. Southwest to southeasterly winds tending north to northwesterly in the west and southeast.
Sunday 28 August
Slight chance of showers over the far northeast and in the far south along the Victorian border. Generally light winds tending moderate north to northeast in the far west later.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Thursday.