Forecast issued at 4:19 pm EST on Tuesday 29 July 2014.
A cold front crossing Tasmania will move southeastwards tonight. A stronger cold front will move from south of Western Australia northeastwards to cross Victoria during Thursday while a deep complex low pressure system passes south of Tasmania. A third cold front will move from the Southern Ocean to cross Victoria on Friday with a very cold southwest to southerly airflow extending over the State. The next high pressure system will then rapidly approach from the Bight, reaching western Victoria late on Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Mostly clear. Isolated showers about the ranges. Winds northwesterly 40 to 60 km/h.
Wednesday 30 July
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers about the ranges but dry elsewhere. Winds northwesterly 35 to 55 km/h tending north to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 19.
No UV Alert, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]
Thursday 31 July
Mostly sunny. Isolated showers, increasing to areas of rain in the late afternoon and evening with snow about the ranges above 1200 metres. Winds northwesterly 30 to 50 km/h grading to 50 to 70 km/h on the higher ranges. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 19.
Friday 1 August
Partly cloudy. Scattered showers, mainly in the south, falling as snow above 500 metres. The chance of thunderstorms with hail. Winds west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending gusty west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 4 and 12.
Saturday 2 August
Partly cloudy. Isolated light showers, falling as snow above 600 metres. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 3 and 4 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 6 and 13.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EST Wednesday.