Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Sunday 19 February 2017.
A low pressure system crossing Tasmania has an associated upper level trough and cold airmass crossing Victoria. The low and upper level cold trough will move away to the southeast of Tasmania on Monday as a high pressure system approaches Victoria from the west. The high will drift across Victoria and Bass Strait on Tuesday then over the southern Tasman Sea on Wednesday. A weakening cold front is expected to reach western Victoria late on Wednesday afternoon, crossing to the east of the State on Thursday morning. A new high pressure ridge will extend from bight waters to southern Victoria later on Thursday.
Forecast for the rest of Sunday
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the south until sunset. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Monday 20 February
Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 20s.
Fire Danger - High
Sun protection 10:10am to 5:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Tuesday 21 February
Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Wednesday 22 February
Sunny. Winds north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.
Thursday 23 February
Sunny. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Monday.