Forecast issued at 4:32 pm EST on Wednesday 23 July 2014.
A strong high pressure system over eastern Victoria will drift eastwards to the Tasman Sea on Wednesday as a low pressure system and associated trough crosses waters south of the Bight. The trough will weaken as it moves across Victoria late Thursday and during Friday. A high pressure ridge will extend from South Australia over northern Victoria during the weekend.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Patchy rain developing in the far west during the evening. Fine elsewhere apart from fog patches in Gippsland. Generally light to moderate northeasterly wind.
Thursday 24 July
Patchy rain, more extensive about the dividing range and over the southwest and falling as snow above 1600 metres. Morning fog patches in the east. Cool to cold and cloudy with moderate northeasterly winds.
Friday 25 July
Isolated showers, scattered over the eastern ranges. Snow above 1500 metres. A cool and mostly cloudy day with generally light winds.
Saturday 26 July
Isolated showers over southern and mountain areas mostly clearing later in the day. Snow showers above 1500 metre. Cool to cold and partly cloudy with light to moderate west to southwesterly wind.
Sunday 27 July
Fine apart from isolated showers near the west coast and eastern ranges. A cool to mild day with a freshening northerly wind.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Thursday.