Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Monday 5 October 2015.
A large high pressure system is drifting slowly eastwards over the northern Tasman Sea, while a cold front will move over the Bight later on Monday. The front will strengthen and reach southwestern Victoria later Tuesday morning, then push across central and southern areas of the State during the afternoon to reach the far northeast Tuesday night. The next high pressure system will track eastwards crossing south of the Bight to be just west of Tasmania by Wednesday night and then over the Tasman Sea on Thursday.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Morning fog patches over Gippsland then dry and generally sunny throughout. A hot day with winds tending moderate to fresh north to northwesterly during the afternoon, strengthening in the southwest during the evening.
Tuesday 6 October
A hot and mostly sunny day with fresh to strong and gusty northwesterly winds. A cooler, gusty southwesterly change reaching the west during the afternoon then extending across central areas in the evening. Only isolated showers to follow the change over the southwest during the evening.
Wednesday 7 October
Partly cloudy with isolated showers possible over Gippsland. Dray and mostly sunny elsewhere after morning cloud in the south. A mild day with moderate southerly winds.
Thursday 8 October
Dry and mostly sunny apart from isolated showers possible over east Gippsland. Warm in the north. Mild in the south with light to moderate easterly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Monday.