Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 2 September 2014.
A low pressure system just to the east of Victoria is expected to move northeastwards to lie well off the central NSW coast on Wednesday then further eastwards over the Tasman Sea on Thursday. A high pressure system over the Bight will be centred near Adelaide tonight before drifting slowly eastwards across Victoria on Wednesday and Thursday. A small low pressure system will cross Bight waters on Wednesday before moving northeastwards across eastern South Australia on Thursday then weakening over northern NSW on Friday. A new high pressure system will cross Bight waters to reach Bass Strait on Friday and should be located over eastern Victoria on Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Cloudy. Scattered showers, widespread in the east. Snowfalls above 900 metres. The chance of thunderstorms this evening. Possible hail. Winds south to southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h tending west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the late evening.
Wednesday 3 September
Partly cloudy. Scattered showers contracting to the east during the evening. Snowfalls above 900 metres at first. Possible hail in the morning. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h tending south to southwesterly early in the morning then decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 7 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 14.
UV Alert from 11:10 am to 1:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]
Thursday 4 September
Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost about the ranges. Isolated showers, scattered in the far east. Winds southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 5 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 16.
Friday 5 September
Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog in the southwest. Medium chance of showers in the east. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 6 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 16.
Saturday 6 September
Sunny. Patchy morning fog in the south. Areas of morning frost about the ranges. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 18.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EST Wednesday.