Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Wednesday 7 October 2015.
A high pressure system south of the Bight is drifting eastwards and will be centred just west of Tasmania tonight. The high will then become centred over the Tasman Sea on Thursday but a ridge will extend across Tasmania to waters south of the Bight. This pattern will persist on Friday and Saturday as a trough of low pressure develops over inland Victoria.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Mainly sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 16 and 26.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 9:50 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]
Thursday 8 October
Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.
Friday 9 October
Sunny morning. Medium (40%) chance of showers and the risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26.
Saturday 10 October
Mostly sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower and the risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 28.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Wednesday.