West and South Gippsland District Forecast

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Forecast updated at 5:35 pm EDT on Friday 23 October 2020.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system approaching northwestern Victoria currently extends a deepening trough across the west of the state. The trough will move eastwards on Saturday, connecting with a cold front sweeping across Tasmania, and eventually clearing Victoria late in the day. A large high pressure system crossing the Bight will extend a ridge across Tasmania on Sunday, while a low pressure trough develops over northeastern Victoria. The high will pass south of Tasmania late Monday and early Tuesday while maintaining a ridge over the Bight and an easterly flow over Victoria.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Humid. Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain, with locally heavy falls tonight. Isolated thunderstorms, possibly severe with damaging winds and heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding in the west. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.

Saturday 24 October

Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain, with heavy falls possible, tending to showers in the afternoon. Snow falling above 1300 metres late. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon, possibly severe with damaging winds and heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 17.

Fire Danger - Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:30am to 4:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Heavy rain easing. Latrobe Valley 11 15
Rain, possibly heavy, easing. Sale 12 16

Sunday 25 October

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 1100 metres. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h shifting southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 13.

Monday 26 October

Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the east, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1200 metres. Winds southeasterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 15.

Tuesday 27 October

Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Snow possible above 1400 metres. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h turning easterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 16.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Saturday.

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