Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 28 August 2014.
A low pressure system is over the north Tasman Sea and a strong high pressure system is located over the south Tasman Sea. The high extends a ridge northwestwards across Victoria and Bass Strait. Little change is expected in this broad pattern for a few days with the high pressure ridge persisting over Victoria and Bass Strait. On Sunday a cold front is likely to approach western Victoria from the west later in the day.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Morning fog areas in the south, locally persisting until midday but only patchy early fog in the north. A fine sunny day to follow. Mild to warm with light winds and afternoon coastal seabreezes.
Friday 29 August
Fine after widespread morning fog patches. A mild to warm and mostly sunny day with light variable winds and weak afternoon coastal seabreezes.
Saturday 30 August
Fine apart from morning fog. A mild to warm and mostly sunny day with light winds tending northerly and weak afternoon coastal seabreezes.
Sunday 31 August
Fine at first after early fog patches in the east. Isolated showers developing in the west during the afternoon before extending to central districts at night. A mild to warm day with a moderate to fresh northerly wind shifting west to southwesterly in the far southwest at night.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Thursday.