Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 27 August 2016.
A large high pressure system over South Australia will drift over New South Wales during the weekend, reaching the Tasman Sea Monday night. The high will extend a ridge southwards over Victoria on Saturday before contracting to far eastern Victoria on Sunday. Meanwhile a low pressure system will develop over southern WA over the weekend then move south of the Bight on Monday before approaching western Victoria later on Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Fine after early fog patches in the east. Morning frost in the north and east. A cool to mild and partly cloudy day with light to moderate northwesterly winds.
Sunday 28 August
Fine. A mild and partly cloudy day with moderate northerly winds, freshening over western and central districts during the afternoon.
Monday 29 August
Fine until isolated showers develop in the west during the afternoon and evening. A mild and mostly cloudy day with moderate to fresh north to northeasterly winds.
Tuesday 30 August
Rain in the west extending eastwards during the day but mostly dry in East Gippsland. A cool to mild and cloudy day with moderate to fresh north to northeasterly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Saturday.