Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Friday 12 February 2016.
A ridge of high pressure over Victoria will weaken tonight as a cold front crosses Bight waters. The cold front will be weakening by the time it brushes southern Victoria on Saturday night. A high pressure ridge will briefly extend over Victoria on Monday but the main high pressure centre will remain well back to the south of W.A for most of next week. This will allow another cold front to move across Victoria by Tuesday morning and an associated low pressure system will develop south of Tasmania then move slowly over the southern Tasman Sea on Wednesday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Mostly clear. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm near the New South Wales border early this evening. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Saturday 13 February
Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the early morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the east in the afternoon and early evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 30 km/h tending west to northwesterly in the middle of the day then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 36.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 9:30 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Sunday 14 February
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and early afternoon. Light winds becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Monday 15 February
Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 24.
Tuesday 16 February
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 20.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Saturday.