Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Wednesday 2 December 2015.
A high pressure system over the Bight will move slowly eastwards and will reach the Tasman Sea later Thursday. A weak cold front will move across Tasmania on Saturday. Another high will quickly follow the front and maintain generally good conditions for the forecast period.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near Wilsons Promontory, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Thursday 3 December
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower near Wilsons Promontory in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southwesterly in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 24.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Friday 4 December
Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 29.
Saturday 5 December
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.
Sunday 6 December
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the east, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds easterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Thursday.