Forecast issued at 5:41 am EST on Thursday 31 July 2014.
A strong cold front will enter the southwest of the State this morning and then move across central Victoria during the afternoon and eastern areas in the evening, while a deep complex low pressure system passes south of Tasmania. Another cold front will move from the Southern Ocean to cross Victoria on Friday with a very cold southwest to southerly airflow extending over the State. The next high pressure system will then rapidly approach from the Bight, reaching western Victoria late on Saturday, and moving over northern Victoria on Sunday.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers during this afternoon, increasing to areas of rain in the late afternoon, easing to isolated showers at night. Possible hail tonight. Winds north to northwesterly 35 to 55 km/h tending west to northwesterly in the late morning and early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 16 and 19.
UV Alert from 11:50 am to 1:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]
Friday 1 August
Partly cloudy. Possible hail during the morning. Isolated snow showers in the southeast above 400 metres. Isolated showers contracting to the southeast during the evening. The chance of thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h turning southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 3 with daytime temperatures reaching around 12.
Saturday 2 August
Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost. Light winds becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around minus 1 with daytime temperatures reaching around 12.
Sunday 3 August
Partly cloudy. Areas of frost and patchy fog in the morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around minus 1 with daytime temperatures reaching around 13.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Thursday.