Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Tuesday 24 January 2017.
A high pressure system will move over the Bight during Wednesday and extend a ridge over southern Victoria. The high should prop just west of Victoria on Thursday then skip across the State to reach the Tasman Sea on Friday. On Saturday a weak cold front is expected to cross Tasmania then a small high centre should follow over Tasmania on Sunday.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Clear. Winds southeast to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h.
Wednesday 25 January
Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 32.
Fire Danger - High
Sun protection 9:10am to 5:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]
Thursday 26 January
Sunny. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 35.
Friday 27 January
Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 35.
Saturday 28 January
Sunny. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 36.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Wednesday.