Forecast issued at 5:43 am EDT on Thursday 5 December 2013.
A cold front is east of Victoria and an associated low pressure system will move through Bass Strait this morning. A cold and vigorous southwesterly airflow will affect Victoria in the wake of the front today. A high pressure system will move across the Bight to be over southwest Victoria by late Friday before moving to the Tasman Sea on Saturday. The next trough and associated cold front will cross the Bight late Saturday and early Sunday to reach southwestern Victoria later Sunday afternoon.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Cloudy. Scattered showers and the chance of thunderstorms. Showers falling as snow above 1100 metres. Possible hail. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h, increasing to 35 to 45 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 11 and 18.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 8:50 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]
Friday 6 December
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers in the south in the morning and early afternoon. Local hail and thunder possible near the eastern coast early in the morning. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the evening then turning westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 19.
Saturday 7 December
Mostly sunny. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.
Sunday 8 December
Partly cloudy. Winds north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon then tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 31.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Thursday.