Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Friday 31 October 2014.
A cold front will move from the Southern Ocean to reach western Victoria late on Friday afternoon then cross the remainder of the State overnight and early Saturday then an associated deep low pressure system will pass just south of Tasmania later on Saturday. A high pressure system will move over Bight waters on Saturday night before drifting slowly towards western Victoria on Sunday then crossing the State Sunday night to reach the Tasman Sea on Monday. The high will move southeastwards over the southern Tasman Sea on Tuesday while a low pressure trough will reach western Victoria during the afternoon and central parts of the State in the evening.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then turning northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.
Fire Danger - Very High
UV Alert from 9:40 am to 4:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Saturday 1 November
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of rain during the morning. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Sunday 2 November
Sunny. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.
Monday 3 November
Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching the high 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Friday.