Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Thursday 29 January 2015.
A low pressure system over the Tasman Sea will intensify during today and move to the east of Bass Strait where it will remain on Friday before slowly moving away to the southeast on Saturday. During this period, a ridge of high pressure extending from south of the Bight to south of Tasmania will persist. The ridge south of Tasmania will weaken on Sunday as a high pressure system strengthens south of the Bight.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the far south. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds south to southeasterly 25 to 40 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 16 and 27.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 9:20 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Friday 30 January
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the ranges. Winds southerly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 26.
Saturday 31 January
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming southerly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 28.
Sunday 1 February
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon increasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 28.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Thursday.