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
Partly cloudy. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h.
Wednesday 2 December
Mostly sunny. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 9:20 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Thursday 3 December
Sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeasterly before dawn then becoming light in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the high 20s.
Friday 4 December
Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
Saturday 5 December
Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Wednesday.