Forecast issued at 3:55 pm EST on Tuesday 2 September 2014.
A vigorous surface trough lies through far eastern districts and is expected to move off the southern east coast during the evening and then off the remaining east coast overnight. Cool south to southwesterly winds are expected across the whole state of Wednesday in the wake of the trough. A ridge of high pressure will then build across much of the state from Thursday through until Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Mostly clear. The chance of showers in the southeast this evening. Winds southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the evening.
Wednesday 3 September
Sunny. Patches of light morning frost over the Granite Belt. Winds southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 9:20 am to 2:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]
Thursday 4 September
Sunny. Areas of morning frost in the east. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 2 with daytime temperatures reaching around 20.
Friday 5 September
Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost in the east. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 3 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Saturday 6 September
Mostly sunny. Medium chance of showers over the Granite Belt in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to southeasterly and light becoming easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Wednesday.