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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Tuesday 22 September 2020.

Weather Situation

A cold front associated with a complex low pressure system to the southwest will move southeast of the State this evening, with a trough to follow on Wednesday as the low traverses Tasmania to the southern Tasman Sea. A strong upper trough and associated deep, cold airmass will approach Victoria and S.A. on Thursday, developing another complex low offshore southwest of Victoria. The upper trough and cold airmass will move across Victoria on Friday as the main low centre deepens over eastern Bass Strait, then slowly moves eastwards to the Tasman Sea on Saturday. A ridge of high pressure will extend across western Bight waters from a high well to the south on Friday, with the ridge approaching western Victoria later Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Showers contracting to southern and mountain districts, remaining mostly dry over East Gippsland. Isolated thunderstorms in the Central and West & South Gippsland districts clearing this evening. Showers falling as snow above 1300 metres. Fresh to strong and gusty west to northwesterly winds, moderating away from coasts or Alpine areas tonight.

Wednesday 23 September

Patchy early fog across the northeast. Showers across southern and mountain districts extending to most areas during the afternoon. Showers falling as snow above 1200 metres, down to 1000m at night. The chance of an afternoon thunderstorm over the northeast. A cool and mostly cloudy day with fresh northwest to southwesterly winds, strong about Alpine areas in the morning and the coasts.

Thursday 24 September

Morning frost inland. Isolated showers across southern and mountain districts, increasing across the west during the afternoon and central districts at night. Showers clearing East Gippsland during the day. Showers falling as snow above 900 metres. A cool day with fresh westerly winds, turning northwesterly in the afternoon.

Friday 25 September

Showers with local hail and thunder extending throughout during the morning, clearing in the northwest at night. Showers falling as snow above 800 metres. Cool to cold day with fresh north to northwesterly winds tending south to southwesterly from the west during the day.

Saturday 26 September

Morning frost in the north. Showers and local hail over southern and mountain areas. Showers falling as snow above 800 metres. Cool to cold day with moderate to fresh southwesterly winds.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Wednesday.

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