Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Monday 22 December 2014.
A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea will drift further eastwards on Monday. A low pressure trough over western Victoria will remain slow moving on Monday before moving slowly eastwards on Tuesday crossing central districts by the afternoon the stalling over the northeast Tuesday night. The low pressure trough will persist over eastern Victoria on Wednesday while a narrow high pressure ridge extends across Tasmania. The low pressure trough will deepen over eastern Victoria on Thursday as a cold front approaches from the west.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Becoming cloudy. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning northerly 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 30s.
Fire Danger - Very High
UV Alert from 9:10 am to 5:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Tuesday 23 December
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and early afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 30s.
Wednesday 24 December
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the east, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The risk of thunderstorms in the east in the afternoon. Winds southerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Thursday 25 December
Partly cloudy. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Monday.