Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Tuesday 28 July 2015.
A high pressure system to the north of Mildura will drift northeastwards across New South Wales on Wednesday. A strong and active cold front will move across Victoria later on Thursday before moving away to the east early on Friday. Another cold front will approach southwestern Victoria on Friday night before sweeping across the State during Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Isolated showers on and south of the divide, contracting to the coast tonight. Light to moderate west to southwesterly wind.
Wednesday 29 July
Morning fog and frost inland, mainly over the north. Isolated showers possible over the northern slopes of the the Divide but dry elsewhere. Generally cool with light winds tending moderate northwesterly from the west.
Thursday 30 July
Early fog and frost in the northeast. Showers in the west and over the northeast ranges extending to remaining districts during the afternoon and evening, particularly over southern and mountain areas. Snow above 1400 metres decreasing to 1000 metres in the west later. Fresh to strong northwesterly winds shifting colder and gusty southwesterly from the west in the afternoon and evening.
Friday 31 July
Isolated showers in southern and eastern areas, mostly contracting to the southwest during the afternoon and evening. Showers increasing in the southwest at night. Snow above 1000 metres. Cool to cold. Moderate to fresh northwesterly winds increasing in the southwest later.
Saturday 1 August
Scattered showers, mainly in southern and mountain districts. Snow above 900 metres. Local hail and thunder near the coast during the morning and early afternoon. A cool to cold day with a gusty northwesterly wind shifting squally southwesterly during the morning before easing later.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Wednesday.