No warnings for Victoria
Forecast issued at 4:20 pm EDT on Wednesday 12 March 2014.
A large high pressure system will move slowly eastwards across New Zealand during tonight and Thursday. A new high pressure system is forming over Bight waters and will push across Bass Strait on Thursday to link with the first high pressure system over New Zealand by Friday. A deepening low pressure system will cross the Southern Ocean on Saturday and an associated trough will reach western Victoria in the morning, moving to eastern Victoria at night. The trough will move through far eastern Victoria early on Sunday morning, as another front approaches western Victoria on Sunday night.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Mostly clear. Isolated showers in the east this evening. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly in the evening.
Thursday 13 March
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the west early in the morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 30.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 10:10 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]
Friday 14 March
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. The chance of showers near the New South Wales border in the afternoon. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 30.
Saturday 15 March
Cloudy. Isolated showers developing during the morning, increasing to areas of rain from the west during the evening. The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwest to northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 31.
Sunday 16 March
Cloudy. Scattered showers becoming isolated and contracting to the ranges during the morning, clearing by the evening. The chance of thunderstorms in the east in the morning. Winds north to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h turning westerly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 20.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Thursday.