Forecast issued at 4:29 pm EDT on Wednesday 7 December 2016.
A high pressure ridge over the Tasman Sea will move away to the east. On Thursday morning a strong cold front will move eastwards across Victoria, reaching the State's far east in the afternoon before continuing east. During Friday a high will cross the Bight, with a ridge extending eastward over Victoria during Saturday and Sunday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west later this evening. Winds northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h turning north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.
Thursday 8 December
Partly cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the early morning. Showers heavy at times in the north in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Winds northerly 35 to 50 km/h shifting west to southwesterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 21.
Fire Danger - High
Sun protection 9:20am to 5:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Friday 9 December
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers near the Otways, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16.
Saturday 10 December
Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the Otways, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 23.
Sunday 11 December
Partly cloudy. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Thursday.