Forecast issued at 4:16 pm EST on Wednesday 22 May 2013.
A high pressure system over southern WA extends a ridge to the south of Tasmania. A low pressure system centred north of Mildura will move rapidly eastwards across N.S.W tonight and early Thursday and weaken. Another low will develop off the northern NSW coast during Thursday. The high will reach the Bight late Thursday then move across the Bight on Friday, the associated ridge will weaken as it moves northward during this period. The next cold front will move across Bass Strait Friday. The high will move from the Bight to lie near Adelaide by late Saturday and will move slowly towards Victoria on Sunday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Cloudy. Patchy rain this evening, mainly in the east and north. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Thursday 23 May
Partly cloudy. Patches of light morning frost and isolated early fogs. Winds southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 17.
No UV Alert, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]
Friday 24 May
Areas of severe frost and patchy fog in the morning. Sunny afternoon. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 16.
Saturday 25 May
Areas of morning frost and fog, then a mostly sunny day. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to southwesterly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 2 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 17.
Sunday 26 May
Areas of morning frost in the east, then a partly cloudy day. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 16.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EST Thursday.