Forecast issued at 5:42 am EDT on Friday 13 December 2013.
A cold front embedded in a westerly airstream will cross Bass Strait today. A high pressure system southwest of Western Australia extends a ridge to northern Victoria. The high centre will move to the Bight on Saturday and should lie just west of Victoria on Sunday with the associated ridge moving southwards over southern Victoria. By Monday the high will straddle Bass Strait.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Partly cloudy. Scattered showers from early afternoon. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 19 and 23.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:10 am to 5:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Saturday 14 December
Partly cloudy. The chance of showers early in the morning. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southeasterly and becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 21.
Sunday 15 December
Mostly cloudy then becoming sunny away from the coast during the afternoon. Light winds and afternoon coastal seabreezes. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 22.
Monday 16 December
Early cloud otherwise sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Friday.