Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Friday 28 August 2015.
A low pressure system off the southern New South Wales coast will drift slowly southeastwards today. Another small low pressure system will form over Bass Strait on Saturday then will move away to the east on Sunday. Meanwhile a high pressure system south of the Bight will drift to the south of Tasmania late Sunday and an associated ridge will extend across western Victoria. The ridge will contract eastwards on Monday as the next low pressure trough approaches from the west.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. Snow possible above 900 metres. Winds southerly 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 10 and 14.
UV Alert from 10:50 am to 1:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Saturday 29 August
Cloudy. Areas of fog in the early morning. High (70%) chance of showers in the east, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 700 metres. Areas of morning frost. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h tending southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h before dawn then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 12.
Sunday 30 August
Cloudy. Areas of morning fog in the east. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Snow possible above 1100 metres. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 2 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 13.
Monday 31 August
Cloudy. Areas of morning fog. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 15.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Friday.