Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Friday 29 July 2016.
A high pressure system over southern New South Wales will gradually drift eastwards over the weekend. A weak cold front will pass to the south of Victoria today and another weak cold front will approach on Saturday before crossing southern Victoria Saturday night. A stronger cold front and associated upper trough will approach from the west Monday morning and will enter the western half of Victoria later in the day, crossing the remainder of the State by Tuesday morning.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Scattered showers and drizzle across southern mountain areas, becoming isolated during the evening. Mainly dry over the northwest and East Gippsland. Snow above 1500 metres. Mostly cloudy with light to moderate west to northwesterly winds.
Saturday 30 July
Patchy morning fog in the north. A dry morning except for isolated showers along the ranges. Scattered showers extending from the west during the afternoon and evening but remaining fine in the far southeast. Snow about the Alpine peaks. Cool to mild and partly cloudy with northerly winds freshening from the west.
Sunday 31 July
Patchy morning fog in the north. Scattered showers clearing central and eastern districts during the morning but isolated showers persisting near the eastern ranges. Scattered showers also developing in the northwest during the evening. Snow above 1500 metres. A cool to mild day with light to moderate northwesterly winds freshening in the west during the evening.
Monday 1 August
Areas of rain extending throughout although only patchy rain reaching East Gippsland. Rain easing to showers in the west during the afternoon and evening. Local hail and thunder possible in the southwest later. Snow developing about the Alpine peaks during the evening and also above 700 metres in the west later. A cool and mostly cloudy day with a fresh to strong northerly wind turning west to southwesterly from the west during the afternoon and evening.
Tuesday 2 August
Scattered showers across southern and mountain areas. Mostly dry across the northern plains. Local hail and thunder contracting east. Snow above 800 metres. A cool to cold and mostly cloudy day with moderate to fresh southwesterly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Saturday.