Forecast issued at 5:42 am EDT on Thursday 5 December 2013.
A cold front is east of Victoria and an associated low pressure system will move through Bass Strait this morning. A cold and vigorous southwesterly airflow will affect Victoria in the wake of the front today. A high pressure system will move across the Bight to be over southwest Victoria by late Friday before moving to the Tasman Sea on Saturday. The next trough and associated cold front will cross the Bight late Saturday and early Sunday to reach southwestern Victoria later Sunday afternoon.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Partly cloudy. Possible hail until later tonight. Showers and the chance of thunderstorms. Showers falling as snow above 1100 metres in the morning and early afternoon. Winds westerly 25 to 30 km/h turning southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 14.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:20 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Friday 6 December
Cloudy. Isolated showers near the Otways, extending throughout in the morning and afternoon. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southwesterly and becoming light until evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.
Saturday 7 December
Patchy morning fog. Sunny day. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Sunday 8 December
Cloudy. Isolated showers developing during the afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then shifting southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Thursday.