Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Wednesday 22 October 2014.
A low pressure trough over southwestern Victoria will gradually extend eastwards across central and northwestern areas this evening but will stall over the northeast of the State on Thursday. The next high pressure system will move rapidly east from Bight waters pass just south of Tasmania on Thursday, reaching the south Tasman Sea on Friday. Another low pressure trough will enter western Victoria Friday afternoon, clearing eastern districts early Saturday as another high pressure system approaches Tasmania. This high will also move rapidly over the southern Tasman Sea on Sunday and a cold front will cross Bight waters to reach western Victoria Sunday night.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Mostly clear. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west early this evening. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Thursday 23 October
Mostly sunny. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southerly 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:40 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]
Friday 24 October
Mostly sunny. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.
Saturday 25 October
Sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
Sunday 26 October
Sunny day. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the south in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Thursday.