Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Wednesday 26 April 2017.
A strong cold front over central Victoria will move rapidly across eastern Victoria this morning. A cold, strong and unstable southwesterly airflow following the front will moderate on Thursday as a large high pressure system develops over the Bight. The high will then drift slowly towards Victoria, maintaining a cool southwesterly airflow across the State then extend a ridge over Victoria on Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers near the Grampians, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm early this morning. Possible hail during the morning and afternoon. Winds south to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening then becoming light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 14.
Fire Danger - Very High
Sun protection 10:50am to 2:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]
Thursday 27 April
Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the late morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16.
Friday 28 April
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers during the day. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18.
Saturday 29 April
Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers during the day. Winds westerly 15 to 20 km/h tending southwesterly during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Wednesday.