Forecast issued at 4:22 pm EDT on Friday 21 October 2016.
A strong cold front over eastern Victoria will move out over the Tasman Sea tonight then form a low pressure system to the east of Tasmania during Saturday, resulting in a cold, unstable south to southwesterly airflow over Victoria. This airflow will gradually moderate on Sunday as the low drifts further eastwards. The next high pressure system will be centred just to the west of Victoria by late Sunday then drift eastwards across the State on Monday. A cold front will approach the State on Tuesday and is likely to reach western areas at night then extend to eastern Victoria during Wednesday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain in the east, medium (50%) chance in the west. Snow falling above 1200 metres. Rain heavy at times in the east early this evening. Possible hail near the coast later this evening. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h.
Saturday 22 October
Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon, tending to rain on the ranges. Snow falling above 800 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening. Possible hail. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h tending south to southwesterly 35 to 50 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 14.
Sun protection 10:00am to 4:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]
Sunday 23 October
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and early afternoon. Snow possible above 1000 metres. Winds southerly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 15.
Monday 24 October
Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of showers in the east in the morning. Winds south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 18.
Tuesday 25 October
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of showers in the evening. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming northerly 35 to 50 km/h during the morning then turning west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 23.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Saturday.