Forecast issued at 4:15 pm EST on Wednesday 28 September 2016.
A complex low pressure system to the west will intensify, extending a trough over northwest Victoria late Wednesday. This system is expected to become more complex as it crosses Victoria on Thursday with more than one low pressure centre likely. The low will eventually move eastward on Friday to be over the southern Tasman Sea by Saturday morning with a new high pressure ridge extending over western Victoria. A cold front is expected to reach western Victoria late on Sunday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain. Rain heavy at times later this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h.
Thursday 29 September
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Heavy falls exceeding 50 mm possible in the east. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 13.
Sun protection 10:00am to 3:00pm, UV Index predicted to reach 5 [Moderate]
Friday 30 September
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely from the late morning. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h turning westerly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning and early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching around 14.
Saturday 1 October
Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the south, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning northerly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17.
Sunday 2 October
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain in the afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 25 to 35 km/h turning westerly 20 to 30 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EST Thursday.