Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Tuesday 30 June 2015.
A high pressure ridge extends from the Bight across Victoria to the Tasman Sea and will remain slow moving across Victoria tonight although a weak upper level trough will move across the north of the State. The ridge will then move northwards on Wednesday as a cold front approaches from the Southern Ocean. The cold front will then rapidly cross Victoria on Thursday morning then a high pressure system over South Australia will move eastwards over Victoria on Friday. Another front will move quickly across the State on Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Isolated showers over most districts contracting to the coast this evening. Light winds.
Wednesday 1 July
Morning fog and frost patches, locally severe in the northeast. Isolated showers developing about the northeast ranges, during the afternoon, falling as snow above 1400 metres. Isolated showers also developing about the southwest coast extending further inland at night. A cool day with northwesterly winds freshening over southern and mountain districts.
Thursday 2 July
Scattered showers over southern and mountain districts, falling as snow above 800 metres. Local hail in the south. Isolated showers north of the divide, but fine over the far northwest. A cool to cold day with fresh southwesterly winds extending throughout.
Friday 3 July
Widespread morning frost inland. Fine and cool to cold and partly cloudy day with light winds tending northwesterly in the west.
Saturday 4 July
Early frost patches in the northeast. Scattered showers extending from the west across most districts, falling as snow above 1300 metres and clearing in the evening. Colder southwesterly winds extending throughout.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Wednesday.