Forecast issued at 4:21 pm EDT on Tuesday 3 March 2015.
A week cold front will slip to the southeast of Tasmania this evening while a high pressure ridge extends from the Bight to southern Victoria. A stronger cold front south of the Bight will enter southwestern Victoria later Wednesday and then sweep across the State early Thursday morning, as an associated deep low passes well south of Tasmania. The next high pressure system will remain well to the west of Victoria through till Saturday, whilst further cold fronts will cross Tasmania late Thursday and Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Mostly clear. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h.
Wednesday 4 March
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, increasing in the evening. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 10:10 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Thursday 5 March
Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers near the Otways, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h tending southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h before dawn. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.
Friday 6 March
Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning southwesterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 22.
Saturday 7 March
Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower, mainly near the coast. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending west to southwesterly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Wednesday.