Forecast issued at 5:41 am EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014.
A strong cold front will move from south of Western Australia northeastwards to cross Victoria during Thursday while a deep complex low pressure system passes south of Tasmania. Another cold front will move from the Southern Ocean to cross Victoria on Friday with a very cold southwest to southerly airflow extending over the State. The next high pressure system will then rapidly approach from the Bight, reaching western Victoria late on Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Cloudy. Scattered showers, possibly falling as snow above 1800 metres in the morning. Winds northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 9 and 15.
No UV Alert, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]
Thursday 31 July
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers, increasing to rain in the late afternoon. Areas of snow extending down to about 1000 metres in the evening. Winds north to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h increasing to 45 to 75 km/h over elevated areas during the morning then tending west to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the late afternoon and evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 16.
Friday 1 August
Cloudy. Scattered showers, mainly in the north, falling as snow above 500 metres. The chance of thunderstorms with hail until evening. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then turning south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 4 and 11.
Saturday 2 August
Partly cloudy. Isolated light showers until evening, falling as snow above 600 metres. Patches of morning fog and frost. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around minus 2 with daytime temperatures reaching between 6 and 12.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Wednesday.