Forecast issued at 4:18 pm EST on Saturday 23 August 2014.
A strong high pressure system will remain over the south Tasman Sea for the next week. A cold front will enter western Victoria this evening then slowly progress eastwards across the State on Sunday while an associated low pressure system will move from west of Tasmania to lie over central Bass Strait by Sunday night. The low will then move northwards and weaken on Monday as it crosses central Victoria. Another high pressure centre to the west will then link to the southern Tasman Sea high via a strong ridge over Tasmania. This ridge is expected to move northwards to lie over Victoria by Wednesday.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Mostly clear. Isolated showers in the southwest later tonight. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h.
Sunday 24 August
Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. Scattered snow showers about the ranges above 1400 metres from the late morning. The chance of thunderstorms in the east in the afternoon. Winds northerly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 30 km/h before turning west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 16.
UV Alert from 10:10 am to 2:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]
Monday 25 August
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Isolated snow showers about the ranges above 1300 metres. The chance of thunderstorms about the ranges in the late morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 15.
Tuesday 26 August
Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog. Slight chance of a shower, mainly in the south and east. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 16.
Wednesday 27 August
Areas of morning fog. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 18.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EST Sunday.