Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Monday 24 November 2014.
A low pressure trough and cold front will rapidly cross Victoria today. Another cold front will move across Victoria on Tuesday then a high pressure system over the Bight will drift slowly eastwards to be near Tasmania by Wednesday night. This high will extend a ridge across Bass Strait to the Tasman Sea on Thursday.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain, becoming less likely late this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then shifting southwesterly at 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.
Fire Danger - Very High
UV Alert from 9:10 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Tuesday 25 November
Sunny. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southerly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Wednesday 26 November
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming southerly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Thursday 27 November
Sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Monday.