Forecast issued at 4:34 pm EDT on Friday 24 October 2014.
A low pressure trough over western Victoria will clear eastern districts early Saturday whilst a high pressure system approaches Tasmania. This high will also move rapidly eastwards, reaching the southern Tasman Sea by Sunday morning ahead of a cold front which will reach western Victoria on Sunday night. The cold front will rapidly cross Victoria and Bass Strait on Monday morning with another front to cross Bass Strait on Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Clear. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Saturday 25 October
Partly cloudy. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:40 am to 4:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Sunday 26 October
Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a late thunderstorm with little or no rainfall in the southwest. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then turning north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s.
Monday 27 October
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning. Winds northwest to northeasterly 20 to 25 km/h tending westerly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Tuesday 28 October
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming westerly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Saturday.