Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Tuesday 1 December 2015.
A cold front crossing central Victoria will push eastwards across Gippsland this evening then move over the Tasman Sea during Wednesday. A high pressure system will cross Bight waters on Wednesday then move over Victoria on Thursday to reach the Tasman Sea on Friday. The high will then weaken and move northwards as a cold front moves across the southern Tasman Sea on Saturday. A new high will pass well south of the Bight in the wake of the front to be south of Tasmania by Sunday while a low deepens just south of Western Australia during the weekend.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Wednesday 2 December
Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the early morning, clearing in the afternoon. Snow falling above 1300 metres. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h before dawn. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 18.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:10 am to 4:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Thursday 3 December
Mostly sunny. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southwesterly in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.
Friday 4 December
Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27.
Saturday 5 December
Partly cloudy. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Wednesday.