Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Monday 5 October 2015.
A large high pressure system is drifting slowly eastwards over the northern Tasman Sea, while a cold front will move over the Bight later on Monday. The front will strengthen and reach southwestern Victoria later Tuesday morning, then push across central and southern areas of the State during the afternoon to reach the far northeast Tuesday night. The next high pressure system will track eastwards crossing south of the Bight to be just west of Tasmania by Wednesday night and then over the Tasman Sea on Thursday.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Partly cloudy. Winds north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending north to northeasterly in the late evening.
Tuesday 6 October
Partly cloudy. Winds northerly 25 to 40 km/h increasing to 30 to 45 km/h before dawn then increasing to 50 km/h before shifting southerly 30 to 45 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
UV Alert from 9:50 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]
Wednesday 7 October
Mostly sunny. Winds southerly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 21.
Thursday 8 October
Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Friday 9 October
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the east, most likely in the afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Tuesday.