Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Tuesday 17 January 2017.
A low pressure trough crossing the State will clear the northeast early Wednesday morning as a weak cold fron crosses southern Victoria. The next high pressure system will pass to the south of Tasmania on Thursday. Another low pressure trough is expected to extend from the interior down through South Australia on Thursday to reach western Victoria Thursday night. This trough will cross Victoria on Friday, with a low pressure centre expected to develop along the trough as it moves rapidly eastwards across the State. The low will move across the Tasman Sea on Saturday as the next high pressure system approaches from the west.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of light rain near Wilsons Promontory, most likely later tonight. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Wednesday 18 January
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of light rain clearing in the early morning. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 26.
Fire Danger - High
Sun protection 9:10am to 5:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]
Thursday 19 January
Sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s.
Friday 20 January
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 24.
Saturday 21 January
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Wednesday.