Forecast issued at 4:18 pm EDT on Thursday 23 March 2017.
A low pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea while a high pressure system lies just southwest of Tasmania. Both systems will move slowly eastwards on Friday. On Saturday, a weak trough of low pressure will move across Victoria then a cold front will move into the Bight later Sunday. The cold front is expected to cross Victoria on Monday.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Mostly clear. Winds southeasterly 20 to 25 km/h turning easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Friday 24 March
Partly cloudy. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Fire Danger - High
Sun protection 10:30am to 5:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Saturday 25 March
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southeast in the morning and early afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 18 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
Sunday 26 March
Partly cloudy. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
Monday 27 March
Sunny morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly and light increasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then shifting southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 30s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Friday.