Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Friday 21 November 2014.
A small high pressure system over Victoria will move eastwards to the Tasman Sea on Saturday then a low pressure trough will move rapidly eastwards to reach western Victoria by Saturday afternoon and push across to the far east of the State by early Sunday morning. A high pressure ridge will briefly extend across the State during Sunday ahead of the next low pressure trough and cold front which is expected to rapidly cross the State on Monday. A cooler southwest to southerly airflow will follow over Victoria on Tuesday with another front likely to reinforce that airstream on Tuesday night.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Clear. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Saturday 22 November
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm about the ranges in the late afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 25 to 35 km/h increasing to 40 km/h before shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.
Fire Danger - Very High
UV Alert from 9:10 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Sunday 23 November
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly in the late afternoon then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Monday 24 November
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.
Tuesday 25 November
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the southeast, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southwesterly during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 21.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Saturday.