Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 30 May 2015.
A weak high pressure ridge over northern Victoria will move further northwards today as a cold front embedded in a westerly airflow crosses Tasmania. A stronger cold front will move from the Southern Ocean to reach southern Victoria on Sunday afternoon then extend across northern areas on Sunday night. A very cold and unstable southwest to southerly airstream will follow over Victoria on Monday then on Tuesday as a new high pressure system will approach western Victoria.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Isolated showers, mainly in the southwest and about the northeast ranges, falling as snow above 1500 metres. Dry in the northern plains and over East Gippsland. A cool partly cloudy day with freshening northwesterly winds.
Sunday 31 May
Widespread showers developing over southern and mountain areas with scattered showers extending to the northern plains in the afternoon. Showers falling as snow above 1500m at first, lowering to 700m at night. Local hail developing in the south during the afternoon and evening with isolated thunderstorms possible near the coast at night. A cool and mostly cloudy day with fresh to strong west to northwesterly winds shifting colder southwesterly later in the day.
Monday 1 June
Scattered showers over southern and mountain areas becoming more isolated in the afternoon. Local hail over central and eastern areas, clearing later and the chance of morning thunderstorms about the Gippsland coast. Snowfalls as low as 500 metres over the east but closer to 800 metres over the west and rising a little in the afternoon. A cold to very cold and and partly cloudy day with moderate to fresh south to southwesterly winds
Tuesday 2 June
Isolated showers over southern and mountain areas, scattered near the coast and over the southeast. Snowfalls above 1100 metres. Morning frost patches in the north then scattered cloud in the afternoon. A cold and mostly cloudy day in the south. Light to moderate southwest to southerly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Saturday.