Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Friday 6 March 2015.
A deep low pressure system east of Tasmania will move eastwards over the Tasman Sea today. The next high pressure system will remain well to the west of Victoria for the time being, allowing cold fronts to cross Tasmania and Bass Strait on Saturday and Monday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers in the west, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Winds westerly 35 to 50 km/h decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 16 and 21.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 10:00 am to 4:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]
Saturday 7 March
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the south in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 35 km/h before tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.
Sunday 8 March
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers near Wilsons Promontory, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.
Monday 9 March
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers during the afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 25.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Friday.