Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Friday 27 February 2015.
A high pressure system south of Tasmania will weaken as it moves over the Tasman Sea tonight. A cold front will cross waters south of the Bight to reach western Victoria Saturday afternoon and push eastwards to clear eastern areas of the State by early Sunday. A high pressure ridge will extend across southern Victoria from Sunday through until Tuesday. Another cold front will move rapidly across Bight waters on Monday, crossing Tasmania Tasmania late in the day.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Mostly clear. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southeasterly in the evening.
Saturday 28 February
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers at night. The chance of a thunderstorm at night. Light winds becoming northerly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then shifting south to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 35.
Fire Danger - Very High
UV Alert from 10:00 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Sunday 1 March
Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the east, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning. Winds southerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 25.
Monday 2 March
Mostly sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Tuesday 3 March
Mostly sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Saturday.