Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Tuesday 6 October 2015.
A cold front is situated over central and southeastern parts of the State and is expected to reach the far northeast tonight. The next high pressure system will track eastwards crossing waters south of the Bight to be centred just west of Tasmania by Wednesday night and then over the Tasman Sea on Thursday. A trough will deepen over inland Victoria during Friday, remaining over the State during Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Hot. Partly cloudy. Areas of raised dust until this evening. Winds west to southwesterly 35 to 45 km/h tending southerly 30 to 35 km/h in the late evening.
Wednesday 7 October
Partly cloudy. Winds southerly 20 to 30 km/h turning southeasterly in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 10:10 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]
Thursday 8 October
Mostly sunny. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Friday 9 October
Mostly sunny morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then tending east to northeasterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
Saturday 10 October
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending northeasterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Wednesday.