Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Thursday 2 April 2015.
A cold front and low pressure trough will will clear the far northeast of Victoria on Thursday morning as an associated low pressure system moves into the Tasman Sea. A large high pressure system lies over waters south of the Bight and will move closer to Tasmania on Thursday night and Friday. A trough of low pressure will extend from southern NSW to northeastern Victoria on Saturday and deepen across the State on Sunday. Meanwhile a low pressure system will form off the New South Wales coast late in the weekend.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the east early this morning. Winds southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning southerly 25 to 40 km/h in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 17 and 21.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 10:40 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]
Friday 3 April
Sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 21.
Saturday 4 April
Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the afternoon and evening. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Sunday 5 April
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the east, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the afternoon and evening. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Thursday.