Official BOM State Forecast

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Victoria State Forecast
Issued at 5:00 am EDT on Friday 23 February 2018
for the period until midnight EDT Monday 26 February 2018.

Warning Information
Details of warnings are available on the Bureau's website, by
telephone 1300-659-217* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation
A low pressure system to the west of Adelaide will pass near southwestern
Victoria tonight as an associated low pressure trough reaches far western
Victoria. The low will move rapidly away to the southeast on Saturday as a cold
front crosses Victoria. The next high pressure system crossing the Southern
Ocean will be centred just to the west of Tasmania by Sunday night, then will
move slowly eastwards on Monday.

Forecast for the rest of Friday 23 February
Early rain in the south during the morning, then a partly cloudy day with only
isolated showers to follow over most districts. The chance of thunderstorms
over the far west during the later afternoon or evening. Warm to hot with fresh
and gusty northerly winds developing across western and central districts
during the afternoon.

Fire Danger:
High to very high grading to severe in the west.

Forecast for Saturday 24 February
Scattered showers extending across southern and mountain districts. Isolated
showers over the northern plains but dry over the far northwest. Isolated
thunderstorms in the east clearing by evening. Warm with fresh to strong and
gusty northerly winds ahead of a cooler fresh westerly change extending from
the west.

Forecast for Sunday 25 February
Scattered showers across southern and mountain districts becoming isolated
during the afternoon. Dry and mostly sunny over the northern plains. Cool in
the south, but a little milder over the north with moderate to fresh southwest
to southerly winds, strong about parts of the coast.

Forecast for Monday 26 February
Fine apart from isolated showers near the coast during the morning. Mild in the
south, but warmer north of the divide with generally light to moderate
southeast to southerly winds.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Friday.

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