Official BOM State Forecast

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Victoria State Forecast
Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Monday 18 February 2019
for the period until midnight EDT Friday 22 February 2019.

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 trough of low pressure over eastern Victoria will contract eastwards and
clear the State overnight as a cold front crosses Tasmania. The next ridge of
high pressure will extend over inland Victoria on Tuesday. Another cold front
crossing the Southern Ocean with reach far southwest Victoria late Wednesday
and will move through Bass Strait Wednesday night. On Thursday then next high
pressure system will move from waters south of the Bight to be centred just to
the southwest of Victoria. On Friday the high will drift slowly southwards,
passing south of Tasmania over the weekend.

Forecast for the rest of Monday 18 February
Isolated showers and thunderstorms over the east clearing overnight. Isolated
coastal showers to follow. Areas of smoke haze over East Gippsland. Moderate to
fresh southwest to southerly winds extending throughout.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 February
Areas of smoke haze over East Gippsland. Isolated light morning showers in the
south, mainly near the coast. Mild and partly cloudy in the south, warmer and
sunny in the north. Light to moderate south to southwesterly winds.

Fire Danger:
Low to moderate in the south, generally high in the north.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 February
Dry over most of the State, but isolated light showers or drizzle developing
along the southwest coast, later extending to the central coast. Cool to mild
and partly cloudy across the south, but warmer and sunny over the north with
light to moderate southwest to southerly winds.

Forecast for Thursday 21 February
Isolated light showers in the south, contracting to the southeast during the
morning then clearing. Cool and partly cloudy over the south and mild and
mostly sunny across the north with moderate to locally fresh southerly winds.

Forecast for Friday 22 February
Dry. Warm and sunny over the north. Cool to mild in the south with areas of
cloud over the south contracting to the coast. Moderate to locally fresh
southeast to southerly winds.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Tuesday.

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