Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Wednesday 22 October 2014.
A low pressure trough over southwestern Victoria will gradually extend eastwards across central and northwestern areas this evening but will stall over the northeast of the State on Thursday. The next high pressure system will move rapidly east from Bight waters pass just south of Tasmania on Thursday, reaching the south Tasman Sea on Friday. Another low pressure trough will enter western Victoria Friday afternoon, clearing eastern districts early Saturday as another high pressure system approaches Tasmania. This high will also move rapidly over the southern Tasman Sea on Sunday and a cold front will cross Bight waters to reach western Victoria Sunday night.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Mostly clear. Light winds.
Thursday 23 October
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers on the ranges, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northeasterly in the early afternoon then tending northeast to southeasterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 31.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]
Friday 24 October
Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 30.
Saturday 25 October
Sunny. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 30.
Sunday 26 October
Mostly sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the south in the evening. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 30.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Thursday.