Forecast issued at 5:41 am EST on Wednesday 22 May 2013.
A weak ridge of high pressure over eastern Victoria will be eroded during Wednesday. A low pressure complex over South Australia will move rapidly eastwards across N.S.W late Wednesday into Thursday, reaching the north Tasman Sea later Thursday. The next high will reach the Bight on Thursday briefly extending a ridge to Tasmania but this ridge will be eroded by an approaching cold front. The front will move across southern Victoria on Friday. The high will move from the Bight to lie near Adelaide by late Saturday and another cold front will rapidly cross Tasmania.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Cloudy. Patchy rain in the far west. The chance of showers elsewhere during the day. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then increasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 13 and 16.
No UV Alert, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]
Thursday 23 May
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers in the southeast late in the morning. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southeasterly and becoming light in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16.
Friday 24 May
Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost about the ranges. Patchy morning fog. Isolated showers near the coast, extending throughout from the morning. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16.
Saturday 25 May
Cloudy. Isolated showers. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 15.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Wednesday.