Forecast issued at 4:16 pm EST on Wednesday 22 May 2013.
A high pressure system over southern WA extends a ridge to the south of Tasmania. A low pressure system centred north of Mildura will move rapidly eastwards across N.S.W tonight and early Thursday and weaken. Another low will develop off the northern NSW coast during Thursday. The high will reach the Bight late Thursday then move across the Bight on Friday, the associated ridge will weaken as it moves northward during this period. The next cold front will move across Bass Strait Friday. The high will move from the Bight to lie near Adelaide by late Saturday and will move slowly towards Victoria on Sunday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Cloudy. The chance of light showers this evening. Winds south to southeasterly and light.
Thursday 23 May
Patchy fog early in the morning. The chance of light showers near the Otways in the morning. Patches of light morning frost near the Grampians. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17.
No UV Alert, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]
Friday 24 May
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog and frost in the morning. Isolated showers from the late morning until late afternoon. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16.
Saturday 25 May
Areas of morning fog in the north. A mostly cloudy day with isolated showers in the south, extending throughout during the morning. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16.
Sunday 26 May
Cloudy. Isolated showers. Winds west to southwesterly and light increasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EST Thursday.