Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Tuesday 27 September 2016.
A ridge over northern Victoria will move eastward as a complex low pressure system approaches from the west. The low will intensify, extending a trough over northwest Victoria by late Wednesday. This system is expected to become more complex as it crosses Victoria on Thursday with more than one low pressure centre likely. The low will eventually move eastward on Friday to be over the southern Tasman Sea by Saturday morning with a new high pressure ridge extending over western Victoria.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Partly cloudy. Light winds.
Wednesday 28 September
Mostly sunny. Areas of fog and frost in the early morning. Very high (90%) chance of rain in the west in the evening, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming northerly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then tending northeasterly 30 to 45 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 18.
Sun protection 9:30am to 3:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]
Thursday 29 September
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain in the morning. High (90%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Snow falling above 1000 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Heavy falls possible. Winds northeasterly 35 to 50 km/h turning northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then tending northerly in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 13.
Friday 30 September
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 1000 metres. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 13.
Saturday 1 October
Mostly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning. Snow possible above 1300 metres. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 16.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EST Wednesday.