Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Sunday 31 July 2016.
A cold front will clear eastern Victoria early this morning, then a weak ridge of high pressure will pass across the State today. A stronger cold front and associated upper trough will approach from the west Monday morning and will enter the western half of Victoria later in the day, crossing the remainder of the State overnight and early Tuesday morning. A low pressure system will develop over the Tasman Sea on Wednesday as a broad ridge of high pressure extends over South Australia and the Bight.
Forecast for the rest of Sunday
Patchy morning fog in the north and west. Scattered showers clearing central and most eastern districts this morning, but isolated showers persisting over the far northeast until mid afternoon. Scattered showers extending from the northwest this evening. Light snowfalls possible on the Alpine peaks above 1600 metres. A cool to mild day with light to moderate northwesterly winds freshening in the west and about the ranges during the evening.
Monday 1 August
Areas of rain extending throughout although only patchy rain reaching East Gippsland. Some moderate to heavy falls possible about the northeast. Rain easing to showers in the west during the afternoon and evening. The chance of thunderstorms over western and central districts with local hail possible in the southwest later. Snow developing about the Alpine peaks during the evening and also above 800 metres in the west later. A cool and mostly cloudy day with a fresh to strong northerly wind turning west to southwesterly from the west during the afternoon and evening.
Tuesday 2 August
Scattered showers across southern and mountain areas. Mostly dry across the northern plains. Local hail and thunder contracting east. Snow above 700 metres. A cool to cold and mostly cloudy day with moderate to fresh southwesterly winds.
Wednesday 3 August
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers over southern and mountain districts, tending to rain at times over East Gippsland. Snow above 1000 metres. Partly cloudy in the north with only isolated showers extending over the northern plains and remaining dry over the northwest. A cool day with moderate to fresh southerly winds, strong about East Gippsland and Alpine areas..
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Sunday.