Forecast issued at 4:34 pm EDT on Friday 24 October 2014.
A low pressure trough over western Victoria will clear eastern districts early Saturday whilst a high pressure system approaches Tasmania. This high will also move rapidly eastwards, reaching the southern Tasman Sea by Sunday morning ahead of a cold front which will reach western Victoria on Sunday night. The cold front will rapidly cross Victoria and Bass Strait on Monday morning with another front to cross Bass Strait on Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Mostly clear. Winds westerly 20 to 25 km/h tending southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Saturday 25 October
Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of drizzle during the morning. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 25.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:50 am to 4:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Sunday 26 October
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the northwest in the early morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon and evening. Gusty winds in the late afternoon and evening. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming northerly 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Monday 27 October
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h turning westerly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.
Tuesday 28 October
Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon with gusty winds in the south. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 19.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Saturday.