Forecast issued at 5:10 am EDT on Monday 30 November 2015.
A low pressure trough approaching from the west will reach western Victoria this afternoon and extend to central areas at night, crossing the remainder of the State during Tuesday. A cold front will follow, crossing the State Tuesday afternoon and evening. During Wednesday a new ridge of high pressure in the Bight will extend over Victoria as the front moves into the Tasman Sea. The ridge will become slow moving, with a high forming off the NSW south coast by Thursday night.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Early fog patches over Gippsland. Fine and mostly sunny during the day over central and eastern districts. Cloud increasing in the west late morning and early afternoon with isolated showers and thunderstorms developing and extending to central areas late afternoon and evening. Becoming warm to hot with freshening north to northwesterly winds ahead of a cooler southwesterly change reaching the west this afternoon and central districts tonight.
Fire Danger - High to Very High, reaching Severe in the Mallee and Wimmera.
Tuesday 1 December
Isolated showers mainly over southern and mountain districts. Isolated thunderstorms over the northeast and adjacent ranges. Cool to mild, though warmer in the east and northwest. Moderate to fresh west to southwesterly winds extending throughout.
Wednesday 2 December
Isolated coastal showers, extending inland over parts of Gippsland and tending scattered at first. Dry and mostly sunny north of the Divide. Showers clearing during the day. Cool to mild in the south with moderate west to southwesterly winds; warmer in the north with light southerly winds.
Thursday 3 December
Isolated light morning showers about the southern and west coasts. Fine and partly cloudy inland, tending sunny in the north. Mild in the south, warmer north of the Divide. Light to moderate south to southwesterly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Monday.