Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Monday 5 October 2015.
A large high pressure system is drifting slowly eastwards over the northern Tasman Sea, while a cold front will move over the Bight later on Monday. The front will strengthen and reach southwestern Victoria later Tuesday morning, then push across central and southern areas of the State during the afternoon to reach the far northeast Tuesday night. The next high pressure system will track eastwards crossing south of the Bight to be just west of Tasmania by Wednesday night and then over the Tasman Sea on Thursday.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Areas of fog early this morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then increasing to 40 km/h before tending north to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 33.
UV Alert from 9:20 am to 4:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Tuesday 6 October
Partly cloudy. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming northerly 25 to 40 km/h early in the morning then shifting cooler, gusty west to southwesterly in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 35.
Wednesday 7 October
Partly cloudy. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 19.
Thursday 8 October
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Monday.