No warnings for Victoria
Forecast issued at 5:43 am EDT on Friday 7 March 2014.
A low pressure trough will linger over northeastern Victoria during Friday and Saturday. A high pressure system over Bight waters extends a ridge across Tasmania to a smaller high centre over the southern Tasman Sea. The main high will drift eastwards passing over Tasmania on Friday to join with the Tasman Sea high centre on Saturday. The resulting large high pressure system will then consolidate over the central Tasman Sea on Sunday and Monday. A weak cold front will approach western Victoria late on Monday and will slip to the south but a weak trough will enter western Victoria Monday night.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Partly cloudy. Scattered showers extending throughout during the day, more frequent in the southeast. Areas of smoke haze about the ranges. The chance of thunderstorms from early this afternoon. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then tending east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 20 to 25.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 10:00 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]
Saturday 8 March
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. The chance of thunderstorms over the ranges from the early afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning northeasterly in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26.
Sunday 9 March
Mostly sunny. Isolated afternoon showers about the ranges. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 32.
Monday 10 March
Sunny morning. The chance of showers and thunderstorms about the ranges in the afternoon. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 33.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Friday.