Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 22 May 2013.
A high pressure system over southern WA extends a ridge to the south of Tasmania. A low pressure system centred north of Mildura will move rapidly eastwards across N.S.W tonight and early Thursday and weaken. Another low will develop off the northern NSW coast during Thursday. The high will reach the Bight late Thursday then move across the Bight on Friday, the associated ridge will weaken as it moves northward during this period. The next cold front will move across Bass Strait Friday. The high will move from the Bight to lie near Adelaide by late Saturday and will move slowly towards Victoria on Sunday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Cloudy. Areas of rain. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late evening.
Thursday 23 May
The chance of rain early in the morning, mainly in the west. Early fog patches then a sunny afternoon. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southerly and becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.
No UV Alert, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]
Friday 24 May
Sunny. Patches of light morning frost in the south. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 4 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.
Saturday 25 May
Areas of morning fog in the southeast, then a partly cloudy day. Winds southwesterly and light increasing to 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.
Sunday 26 May
Partly cloudy. Winds southwesterly and light. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EST Thursday.