No warnings for Victoria
Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Wednesday 12 March 2014.
A large high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will move slowly eastwards across New Zealand during today and Thursday. A cold front over eastern Victoria will clear away to the east this morning. A new high pressure system will form over Bight waters during today and will push across Bass Strait on Thursday to link with the first high pressure system over New Zealand by Friday. A deepening low pressure system will cross Bight waters on Saturday and an associated trough will reach western Victoria late in the afternoon.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Showers and isolated thunderstorms over eastern districts contracting to East Gippsland during the afternoon and mostly clearing. Fine elsewhere after isolated coastal showers clear during the morning. Generally cool to mild with moderate southwesterly winds but remaining warm in the northeast.
Fire Danger - Moderate to high.
Thursday 13 March
Fine apart from the chance of showers in the far east until early afternoon. Local morning fog in the south and east. Mild and mostly sunny with light to moderate south to southeasterly winds.
Friday 14 March
Fine apart from isolated morning fogs in the south and the chance of afternoon showers in the far east. A warm mostly sunny day with light wind tending northerly and afternoon coastal sea breezes.
Saturday 15 March
Mainly fine at first although cloud increasing and warm northerly winds, locally freshening. Showers developing in the afternoon with possible thunderstorms and tending to rain in the west by the evening.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Wednesday.