Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Thursday 8 December 2016.
A strong cold front over western Victoria will reach central districts later this morning, then cross the remainder of the State during the afternoon and early evening with a cold and unstable southwesterly airstream to follow. A high pressure system will cross the Bight on Friday, with a ridge extending eastward over Victoria during Saturday and Sunday. The high will then move over the Tasman Sea during Monday.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain in the morning and early afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and early afternoon. Winds north to northwesterly 30 to 40 km/h shifting southwesterly in the late morning and early afternoon then decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.
Fire Danger - Very High
Sun protection 9:00am to 5:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]
Friday 9 December
Partly cloudy. Winds southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning southerly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 22.
Saturday 10 December
Sunny. Light winds becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then tending southeast to southwesterly during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Sunday 11 December
Sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Thursday.