Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Wednesday 31 August 2016.
A low pressure trough approaching western Victoria will move eastwards across the State on Wednesday. On Thursday a weak high pressure ridge is expected to extend over Victoria as another low pressure system develops near Central Australia. This low is expected to intensify as it drifts southeastwards across New South Wales on Friday and east of Tasmania on Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, becoming less likely late this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm until early afternoon. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending westerly in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 16.
Sun protection 10:40am to 2:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Thursday 1 September
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 15.
Friday 2 September
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching around 14.
Saturday 3 September
Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog in the west. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching around 14.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Wednesday.