Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Monday 24 November 2014.
A low pressure trough and cold front will rapidly cross Victoria today. Another cold front will move across Victoria on Tuesday then a high pressure system over the Bight will drift slowly eastwards to be near Tasmania by Wednesday night. This high will extend a ridge across Bass Strait to the Tasman Sea on Thursday.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of light rain in the east, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 45 km/h before shifting southwesterly 30 to 40 km/h in the late morning and early afternoon, then decreasing to 20 to 25 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.
Fire Danger - Very High
UV Alert from 9:20 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Tuesday 25 November
Sunny. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light early in the morning then becoming southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 20s.
Wednesday 26 November
Mostly sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the high 20s.
Thursday 27 November
Sunny. Winds southerly 20 to 25 km/h tending southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Monday.