Forecast issued at 5:41 am EDT on Thursday 5 December 2013.
A cold front is east of Victoria and an associated low pressure system will move through Bass Strait this morning. A cold and vigorous southwesterly airflow will affect Victoria in the wake of the front today. A high pressure system will move across the Bight to be over southwest Victoria by late Friday before moving to the Tasman Sea on Saturday. The next trough and associated cold front will cross the Bight late Saturday and early Sunday to reach southwestern Victoria later Sunday afternoon.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Partly cloudy. Possible hail until this evening. Scattered showers and the chance of thunderstorms. Showers falling as snow above 1100 metres. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h, increasing to 30 to 40 km/h in the late afternoon, then easing to 25 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 11 and 19.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 9:00 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]
Friday 6 December
Partly cloudy. Winds southwesterly 20 to 25 km/h, becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 21.
Saturday 7 December
Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 27.
Sunday 8 December
Partly cloudy. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon then tending north to northwesterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 31.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Thursday.