Forecast issued at 4:32 pm EDT on Friday 19 December 2014.
A high pressure system will move eastwards across Victoria on Saturday, reaching the Tasman Sea on Sunday. A low pressure trough will extend from South Australia to western Victoria later on Sunday and remain almost stationary over western Victoria on Monday then move slowly eastwards on Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Isolated clearing showers along the Gippsland coast. Mainly moderate southwest to southerly winds.
Saturday 20 December
Fine apart from the chance of an early shower near the West Gippsland coast. A mild to warm and sunny day in the north, cool to mild and partly cloudy in the south. Light to moderate southwest to southerly winds and afternoon coastal seabreezes.
Fire Danger - High in the north.
Sunday 21 December
Fine apart from isolated showers along the southwest coast. Generally warm in the south, hot in the north. Light northeast to northwesterly winds shifting cooler southwesterly in the west.
Monday 22 December
Showers and local thunderstorms developing in most districts. Warm in the south, hot in the north. Moderate to locally fresh northeasterly winds shifting southwesterly in the west.
Tuesday 23 December
Showers and possible thunderstorms, mainly over central and eastern Victoria. Warm to hot in the north, milder in the south. Moderate northwest to northerly winds shifting southwesterly from the west.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Saturday.