No warnings for Victoria
Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Friday 12 February 2016.
A ridge of high pressure extends from south of the Bight to the Tasman Sea, while a weak low pressure trough persists over northeast Victoria. A cold front will approach western Victoria later on Saturday then cross the south of the State on Saturday night. On Sunday a high pressure system well west of WA will move slowly eastwards, reaching the Bight on Monday. A low pressure system will then develop near Tasmania later on Monday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Local early fog in the south and isolated morning drizzle over far East Gippsland. A fine and mostly sunny day apart from the chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms about the eastern ranges in the afternoon. A warm to hot day inland with light winds tending westerly during the afternoon. Milder near the coast with afternoon seabreezes.
Fire Danger - High to very high.
Saturday 13 February
Fine apart from morning fog patches in the south and isolated showers over the southwest later. Warm to hot with moderate to fresh westerly winds shifting cooler southwesterly from the west later.
Sunday 14 February
Isolated showers south of the ranges, fine across the north. Mild with light to moderate southwesterly winds, fresh near the coast.
Monday 15 February
Isolated morning showers over Gippsland. Isolated showers developing over remaining southern districts in the afternoon but fine across the north. Mild with moderate to fresh west to southwesterly winds, strong near the coast.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Friday.