Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Thursday 29 January 2015.
A low pressure system over the Tasman Sea will intensify during today and move to the east of Bass Strait where it will remain on Friday before slowly moving away to the southeast on Saturday. During this period, a ridge of high pressure extending from south of the Bight to south of Tasmania will persist. The ridge south of Tasmania will weaken on Sunday as a high pressure system strengthens south of the Bight.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s.
Fire Danger - Very High
UV Alert from 9:40 am to 5:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Friday 30 January
Partly cloudy. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning southerly 15 to 25 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Saturday 31 January
Mostly sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the high 20s.
Sunday 1 February
Mostly sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Thursday.