Forecast issued at 5:41 am EST on Friday 24 May 2013.
A high pressure system over the western Bight extends a ridge across Victoria. The ridge will move northeastwards today as a weakening cold front passes through Bass Strait. The high will move from the Bight to lie near Adelaide by late Saturday then move slowly towards Victoria on Sunday as further fronts embedded in southwesterly flow cross Tasmania. On Monday the high will move across Victoria and will be centred just east of Tasmania Monday night.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Areas of morning frost about the ranges. Patchy morning fog. Sunny afternoon. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures between 10 and 17.
No UV Alert, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]
Saturday 25 May
Mostly sunny. Areas of frost and patchy fog during the morning. The chance of light showers near the coast at night. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h, increasing to 25 to 30 km/h in the morning, then easing to 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 7 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 17.
Sunday 26 May
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers possible near the coast during the afternoon and evening. Winds westerly 20 to 25 km/h, increasing to 30 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 17.
Monday 27 May
Morning fog patches inland. A partly cloudy day with isolated showers developing in the south during the morning. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 9 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 16.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Friday.