Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Friday 12 February 2016.
A ridge of high pressure over Victoria will weaken tonight as a cold front crosses Bight waters. The cold front will be weakening by the time it brushes southern Victoria on Saturday night. A high pressure ridge will briefly extend over Victoria on Monday but the main high pressure centre will remain well back to the south of W.A for most of next week. This will allow another cold front to move across Victoria by Tuesday morning and an associated low pressure system will develop south of Tasmania then move slowly over the southern Tasman Sea on Wednesday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Clear. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Saturday 13 February
Sunny. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 35 km/h before shifting south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
Fire Danger - Severe
UV Alert from 9:40 am to 5:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Sunday 14 February
Partly cloudy. Winds south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.
Monday 15 February
Mostly sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Tuesday 16 February
Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the east, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds south to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 24.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Saturday.