Forecast issued at 4:36 pm EDT on Sunday 21 December 2014.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will drift eastwards early this week. A low pressure trough will remain over western Victoria during tonight and Monday before moving slowly eastwards on Tuesday. The low pressure trough will persist over eastern Victoria on Wednesday while a narrow high pressure ridge extends across Tasmania. The low pressure trough will deepen over eastern Victoria on Thursday as a cold front approaches from the west.
Forecast for the rest of Sunday
Mostly clear. Light winds.
Monday 22 December
Mostly sunny. High (70%) chance of showers in the east, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming northeasterly 30 to 45 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 36.
Fire Danger - Very High
UV Alert from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Tuesday 23 December
Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds north to northeasterly 30 to 45 km/h tending north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the middle of the day then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 31.
Wednesday 24 December
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, mostly clearing by evening. The risk of thunderstorms. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 30.
Thursday 25 December
Partly cloudy. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h tending westerly during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 31.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Monday.