Forecast issued at 4:34 pm EST on Thursday 17 April 2014.
A high pressure system located south of New Zealand extends a ridge across eastern Victoria. A weak cold front brushed the southwest coast today with a stronger front to rapidly cross Bight waters tonight. The front will reach western Victoria on Friday morning and move across eastern Victoria during the afternoon. The next high pressure system will cross northern Bight waters on Friday, then move over Adelaide on Saturday to reach southern NSW early Sunday. Another cold front will move across Tasmania late on Sunday with a further front approaching western Victoria late on Monday.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Isolated showers in the far west. Generally clear with light winds.
Friday 18 April
Scattered showers developing from the west during the morning, reaching eastern areas in the afternoon, mainly affecting southern and mountain districts. Mainly dry in the far northwest. Mild at first with moderate to fresh northwest wind ahead of a cool fresh to locally strong southwesterly change in the west during the morning then extending to the east in the afternoon.
Fire Danger - High in the west.
Saturday 19 April
Isolated showers about the exposed coast and nearby land areas. A cool and partly cloudy day with moderate west to southwesterly winds, fresh about the coast.
Sunday 20 April
Isolated showers, mainly about the coast and nearby land areas. Cool and partly cloudy day with light winds inland, moderate westerlies near the coast.
Monday 21 April
Isolated showers extending through western and central districts. Cool and partly cloudy with moderate northerly winds, freshening in the west later.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Friday.