Forecast issued at 10:28 am EDT on Saturday 22 October 2016.
A low pressure system will develop east of Tasmania on Saturday, resulting in a cold, unstable south to southwesterly airflow over Victoria. This airflow will gradually moderate on Sunday as the low drifts further eastwards. The next high pressure system will be centred just to the west of Victoria by late Sunday then drift eastwards across the State on Monday. A cold front will approach the State on Tuesday and is likely to reach western areas at night then extend to eastern Victoria during Wednesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Gippsland Lakes
- Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots easing to 15 to 25 knots in the late evening. Stronger squalls possible with showers and storms.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers, with possible hail. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Sunday 23 October
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly during the morning then tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible hail in the morning.
Monday 24 October
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly below 10 knots around the middle of the day then becoming variable below 5 knots during the early evening.
- Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Tuesday 25 October
- North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- Partly cloudy.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:40 pm EDT Saturday.