Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Saturday 18 April 2015.
An upper level trough over northern Victoria will weaken during the day. A cold front will reach southwest Victoria this afternoon and then sweep eastwards across the State, reaching central areas this evening and eastern areas early Sunday morning. A high pressure system will then remain over the Bight with a ridge extending towards Tasmania through until Tuesday, while a low pressure system is likely to develop off the central NSW coast by Tuesday morning.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely during this afternoon and evening. Local hail in the southwest later tonight. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then turning west to southwesterly in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures around 19.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 10:20 am to 2:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]
Sunday 19 April
Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers near the Otways, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 900 metres. Local hail and thunder. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southerly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 14.
Monday 20 April
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of morning showers near the coast, near zero chance otherwise. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16.
Tuesday 21 April
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of morning showers near the coast, near zero chance otherwise. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Saturday.