Forecast issued at 4:23 pm EDT on Thursday 5 December 2013.
A cold and vigorous southwesterly airflow over Victoria in the wake of a trough. The trough is currently over eastern Bass Strait and forecast to move to the Tasman Sea this evening. A high pressure system will move across the Bight to be over southwest Victoria by late Friday before moving to the Tasman Sea on Saturday. The next trough and associated cold front will cross the Bight late Saturday and early Sunday to reach southwestern Victoria later Sunday afternoon. The trough is likely to be slow moving over central and eastern districts on Monday as another cold front approaches southwestern Victoria late in the day.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Mostly clear. Scattered showers this evening. The chance of thunderstorms this evening with possible hail. Winds southwesterly 30 to 40 km/h, decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Friday 6 December
Partly cloudy. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:10 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Saturday 7 December
Areas of fog in the south early in the morning. Mostly sunny day. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Sunday 8 December
Partly cloudy. Winds north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending north to northwesterly during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.
Monday 9 December
Cloudy. Patchy rain. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Friday.