Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Tuesday 27 September 2016.
A cold front over eastern Victoria will clear the State this morning, whilst a weak ridge of high pressure moves across northern Victoria today. The next low pressure trough and associated low pressure system is forecast to cross the Bight during Wednesday. The low will intensify and be located slightly west of Victoria by Wednesday night as the trough enters northwestern Victoria. This system is expected to become more complex as it crosses Victoria on Thursday with more than one low pressure centre likely. By Friday the low is expected to lie over eastern Bass Strait with a new high pressure ridge extending over western Victoria.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the southeast, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1100 metres. The slight chance of a thunderstorm this morning. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures between 10 and 16.
Sun protection 9:30am to 2:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]
Wednesday 28 September
Mostly sunny. The chance of fog and light frost about the ranges in the early morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southwest at night. Light winds becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon then tending north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 20.
Thursday 29 September
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 1000 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm about the ranges. Winds north to northeasterly 30 to 45 km/h tending north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 19.
Friday 30 September
Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Snow possible above 1000 metres. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 16.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Tuesday.