Forecast issued at 5:41 am EST on Thursday 17 April 2014.
A high pressure system located over the south Tasman Sea extends a ridge across Victoria. This ridge will move over eastern Victoria today. A weak cold front will brush the southwest coast today with a stronger front to rapidly cross Bight waters tonight to reach western Victoria on Friday morning and move across eastern Victoria during the afternoon. The next high pressure system will cross northern Bight waters on Friday, then move over Adelaide on Saturday to reach southern NSW early Sunday. Another cold front will move across Tasmania late on Sunday.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Areas of early morning fog early. Sunny afternoon. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures between 17 and 23.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:50 am to 2:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]
Friday 18 April
Cloudy. Isolated showers from the early morning. Winds northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 21.
Saturday 19 April
Cloudy. Isolated showers in the south until evening. Winds south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending west to southwesterly and becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 17.
Sunday 20 April
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 18.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Thursday.