Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Monday 9 December 2013.
A low pressure trough will remain near eastern Victoria tonight. A cold front will approach southwestern Victoria tonight before moving across southern Victoria Tuesday morning. A high pressure ridge will then extend across northern Victoria on Wednesday and Thursday but another cold front will move through southern Victoria on Friday.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Areas of rain and isolated thunderstorms over the north and east contracting eastwards. Isolated showers to follow in the west becoming scattered near the coast. Light to moderate west to southwesterly winds, fresh at times near the coast.
Tuesday 10 December
Isolated thunderstorms in the far east during the early morning. Isolated showers near and south of the ranges, scattered near the coast. Dry over the far north. A cool to mild and mostly cloudy day with freshening west to southwesterly winds.
Fire Danger - Low to Moderate, reaching High in the northwest.
Wednesday 11 December
Isolated showers mainly over southern and mountain districts, contracting to the coast later. Cool to mild with moderate to fresh westerly winds.
Thursday 12 December
Fine apart from isolated showers near the coast. Cool to mild with light to moderate west to southwesterly winds, fresh along the coast.
Friday 13 December
Isolated showers developing in southern and mountain areas. Fine over the north. A cool to mild day with light to moderate west to northwesterly winds gradually tending west to southwesterly.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Tuesday.