Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Thursday 18 September 2014.
A high pressure system over the Bight will move slowly eastwards to be over Victoria on Sunday and Monday and reaching the Tasman Sea on Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers with possible hail, contracting to the west during the evening. Isolated snow showers about the ranges above 1000 metres. Winds west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 9 and 14.
UV Alert from 9:20 am to 3:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]
Friday 19 September
Partly cloudy. The chance of showers in the west in the morning and afternoon, falling as snow above 1300 metres in the afternoon. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h early in the morning then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 16.
Saturday 20 September
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower. Snow possible above 1400 metres. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 17.
Sunday 21 September
Partly cloudy. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending west to southwesterly during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 18.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Thursday.