Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Friday 20 January 2017.
A low pressure trough over central Victoria will move rapidly eastwards on Friday as a low pressure centre develops along the trough. This low will move eastwards across the Tasman Sea on Saturday as the next high pressure system approaches from the west. The high will drift to the east of Tasmania during Sunday. Another cold front will approach Victoria from the west during Monday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
High (80%) chance of rain early this morning. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then turning southerly in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.
Fire Danger - Very High
Sun protection 9:30am to 6:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]
Saturday 21 January
Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.
Sunday 22 January
Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 30s.
Monday 23 January
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 40s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Friday.