Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Friday 6 May 2016.
A ridge of high pressure extends westward from New Zealand to southeast Australia. A weakening cold front near the west coast of the State will slide to the south as it moves across Bass Strait during Friday. A low pressure system will then move into the Bight on Saturday and deepen as it moves east, extending a trough over central Australia. The low is forecast to be centred just southwest of Victoria by Sunday night, then move south of Tasmania on Monday as the trough crosses Victoria.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Sunny. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 18 and 25.
UV Alert from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]
Saturday 7 May
Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the southwest in the early morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 25.
Sunday 8 May
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain in the west, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening. Winds northerly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 21.
Monday 9 May
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h tending northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 22.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Friday.