Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Tuesday 31 March 2015.
A high pressure ridge extends from South Australia, across Victoria to the Tasman Sea. The ridge will weaken over South Australia during today whilst the high pressure centre over the Tasman Sea strengthens. A cold front will cross waters south of the Bight later Tuesday, reaching western and central Victoria on Wednesday afternoon and evening. The cold front will clearing the far northeast of Victoria early Thursday. The next high pressure system will move from south of the Bight to be over Tasmania on Thursday night and Friday.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Mostly sunny. Patchy fog this morning. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 10:50 am to 4:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]
Wednesday 1 April
Mostly sunny morning. High (70%) chance of rain, most likely during the late afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 40 km/h in the morning then shifting southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Thursday 2 April
Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southeasterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 22.
Friday 3 April
Mostly sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Tuesday.