Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Saturday 25 October 2014.
A high pressure system to the south of the Bight will approach Tasmania today before reaching the southern Tasman Sea by Sunday morning. A cold front will approach from the west during Sunday and will reach western Victoria at night. The cold front will rapidly cross Victoria and Bass Strait on Monday morning with another cold front to cross Bass Strait on Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of drizzle near the coast this morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm inland during the afternoon and evening. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 19 and 25.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:20 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]
Sunday 26 October
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog about the ranges in the early morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, with gusty winds at night. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.
Monday 27 October
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. A thunderstorm likely in the morning. Winds north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 24.
Tuesday 28 October
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower, with gusty winds near the coast in the afternoon and evening. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending west to southwesterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 23.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Saturday.