Official BOM State Forecast

IDV10310
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Victoria State Forecast
Issued at 4:30 pm EST on Tuesday 20 August 2019
for the period until midnight EST Saturday 24 August 2019.

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

Weather Situation
A strong and unstable west to southwesterly airstream will persist across the
State until Thursday as a series of cold fronts cross southern Victoria and a
large high pressure system remains over the Bight. The high will move towards
Victoria late Thursday then will drift across southern New South Wales on
Friday. The next cold front will move over South Australia on Saturday as an
associated low pressure system crosses waters south of the Bight.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday 20 August
Scattered showers mainly over southern and mountain areas, falling as snow on
the Alpine peaks. Dry over the far northwest and over east Gippsland. Moderate
to fresh west to northwesterly winds, strong and gusty at times about the coast.

Forecast for Wednesday 21 August
Scattered showers over southern and mountain areas with isolated showers
extending over the northern plains. Snow falling above 1500 metres. A cool day
with fresh westerly winds, strong and gusty at times about southern and
mountain areas and reaching gale force near the coast.

Forecast for Thursday 22 August
Showers contracting to southern and mountain areas during the morning and
becoming isolated, then clearing eastwards during the early afternoon. Snow
falling above 1000 metres in the morning. Small hail about the East Gippsland
coast during the day. A cool day with fresh to strong southwesterly winds
gradually easing.

Forecast for Friday 23 August
Areas of morning frost in the north. Isolated morning fog, otherwise dry.
Partly cloudy over the west and south, but mostly sunny elsewhere. A cool day
with light and variable winds, tending light to moderate northerly during the
afternoon.

Forecast for Saturday 24 August
Mostly dry. Isolated showers developing over the southwest then extending
eastwards during the afternoon. Cool to mild with light to moderate
northwesterly winds tending southwesterly.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Wednesday.

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public phones.


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