Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Thursday 19 January 2017.
A large high pressure system will pass to the south of Tasmania today, reaching the Tasman Sea tonight. A deepening low pressure trough over South Australia, will approach western Victoria tonight. As the trough moves rapidly eastwards across Victoria on Friday, a low pressure centre expected to develop along the trough. This low will move eastwards across the Tasman Sea on Saturday as the next high pressure system approaches from the west. The high will drift to the east of Tasmania during Sunday.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Sunny morning. Medium (50%) chance of showers this evening. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.
Fire Danger - High
Sun protection 9:30am to 6:20pm, UV Index predicted to reach 16 [Extreme]
Friday 20 January
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain, most likely in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the early morning. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h early in the morning then tending southerly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.
Saturday 21 January
Sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the high 20s.
Sunday 22 January
Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 30s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Thursday.