Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Tuesday 6 December 2016.
A high pressure ridge will continue to develop over the Bight and will extend across Victoria on Tuesday and Wednesday, then move into the Tasman Sea. On Thursday morning a cold front will cross Bass Strait, while during Friday a large high will cross the Bight.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Isolated showers clearing early in the far northeast. Isolated showers or drizzle also about the east coast and adjacent ranges, clearing during the morning. Fine elsewhere, mostly cloudy in the morning with increasing sunshine during the afternoon. Cool to mild in the south, warmer in the north with light to moderate west to southwesterly winds, tending more southerly along the coast during the afternoon.
Fire Danger - Low-moderate, tending high in the north.
Wednesday 7 December
Fine and mostly sunny until isolated showers develop over the far west in the evening. Warm inland with light winds tending northerly. Milder along the coastal fringe with afternoon coastal seabreezes.
Thursday 8 December
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms extending across the State during the morning and early afternoon. Storms clearing from the west, showers easing and contracting to the coast. Mild tending warmer in the east, ahead of a cooler, fresh and gusty westerly winds extending throughout.
Friday 9 December
Scattered showers over southern and mountain areas, becoming isolated and contracting to the coast late in the day. Dry in the northwest. Snow showers possible above 1300 metres. A cool day with southwesterly winds, fresh and gusty near coastal parts though moderating later.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Tuesday.