Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Monday 4 May 2015.
A high pressure ridge over eastern Victoria will move away to the east during today as a cold front approaches the western border this evening. The front will move rapidly across the State overnight and early Tuesday as an associated deep low pressure system passes south of Tasmania. Further cold fronts will move across Bass Strait and Tasmania during Wednesday and Thursday, maintaining a vigorous westerly airflow across southern Victoria.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Areas of fog clearing this morning, then a mostly sunny day. Slight (20%) chance of a shower later tonight. Winds northerly 25 to 40 km/h increasing to 35 to 45 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 17 and 22.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 10:50 am to 1:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Tuesday 5 May
Partly cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon with gusty winds and possible hail. Winds north to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h tending west to northwesterly 35 to 55 km/h in the morning then decreasing to 30 to 45 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 18.
Wednesday 6 May
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 18.
Thursday 7 May
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 17.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Monday.