Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Friday 28 October 2016.
A high pressure system the Tasman sea will continue to slowly drift eastward as a strong cold front develops over the Bight late on Saturday before crossing Victoria on Sunday. A cold unstable west to southwesterly airflow will follow the front on Monday with another, weaker cold front likely to affect southern Victoria on Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Fine with light winds.
Saturday 29 October
Fine after early morning fog patches in the south. A mild to warm and mainly sunny day with light to moderate north to northeasterly winds and afternoon coastal seabreezes. Winds freshening about the ranges late evening.
Sunday 30 October
Warm at first with fresh to strong north to northwesterly winds. Showers developing in the west during the morning then extending to the east in the afternoon. Showers more widespread over the northeast later in the day with locally heavy falls possible about the ranges. Isolated thunderstorms about central and eastern parts, contracting eastward during the morning. A colder, fresh to strong and squally westerly change in the west by the early afternoon, pushing rapidly to eastern areas by the evening. Isolated thunderstorms and small hail about the coast following the change.
Monday 31 October
Scattered showers mostly across southern and mountain districts, falling as snow above 1000m, lifting to 1500m during the morning. Isolated hail and thunder near the coast in the morning. A cool to cold day with moderate to fresh westerly winds, strong about the coast.
Tuesday 1 November
Isolated showers mostly across southern and mountain districts. A cool day with moderate westerly winds, fresh about the coast.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Saturday.