No warnings for Victoria
Forecast issued at 4:21 pm EDT on Friday 7 March 2014.
A low pressure trough will linger over northeastern Victoria during tonight and Saturday. A high pressure system over Bight waters extends a ridge across Tasmania to a smaller high centre over the southern Tasman Sea. The main high will drift eastwards passing over Tasmania tonight to join with the Tasman Sea high centre on Saturday. The resulting large high pressure system will then consolidate over the central Tasman Sea on Sunday and Monday, moving over New Zealand later on Tuesday. A weak cold front will approach western Victoria late on Monday and will slip to the south but a weak trough will enter western Victoria on Monday afternoon and weaken. A stronger cold front will enter western Victoria on Tuesday afternoon, moving to the east at night.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Clear. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h.
Saturday 8 March
Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 10:20 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Sunday 9 March
Mostly sunny. Winds east to northeasterly and light tending northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming northeasterly and light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 30s.
Monday 10 March
Partly cloudy. Winds northeasterly and light tending northerly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 20 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.
Tuesday 11 March
Mostly sunny morning. Isolated showers and the chance of thunderstorms extending from the west during the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 30s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Saturday.