Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Thursday 5 May 2016.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will continue moving eastwards tonight as a cold front over the Bight moves towards Victoria. The front will weaken as it crosses the south of the State on Friday. A low pressure system will then move into the Bight on Saturday and deepen as it moves east. The low is forecast to be centred just southwest of Victoria by Sunday night, then move south of Tasmania on Monday as a low pressure trough crosses Victoria.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Partly cloudy. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h.
Friday 6 May
Sunny. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
UV Alert from 10:50 am to 1:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Saturday 7 May
Becoming cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the northwest in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Sunday 8 May
Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening. Heavy falls exceeding 60 mm possible in the east. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching around 19.
Monday 9 May
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h turning northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EST Friday.