Official BOM State Forecast

IDV10310
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Victoria State Forecast
Issued at 4:30 pm EST on Saturday 18 August 2018
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 22 August 2018.

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 cold and unstable westerly airflow shift fresh to strong southwesterly on
Sunday as a high pressure system moves over the Bight. The high will pass to
the north of Victoria early next week as another cold front moves across Bass
Strait Monday night and early Tuesday. On Wednesday, the high will extend a
ridge across Victoria.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday 18 August
Showers throughout. Scattered hail and thunderstorms. Snowfalls above 1000
metres lowering to 600 metres. Fresh to strong and and gusty westerly winds.

Forecast for Sunday 19 August
Showers, mainly over southern and eastern districts. Snowfalls down to 500
metres, rising to 800 metres later. Isolated hail and thunder over central and
eastern districts. Fine over the northwest. Cold with fresh to strong and gusty
southwesterly winds.

Forecast for Monday 20 August
Widespread morning frosts inland. Isolated showers over southern and mountain
areas, more widespread near the coast during the afternoon and evening. Showers
falling as snow above 800 metres, rising to 1100 metres. Cool to cold with
light to moderate west to southwesterly winds.

Forecast for Tuesday 21 August
Isolated showers mainly over southern and mountain areas, falling as snow above
1200 metres. Fine over the far northwest. Cool with light to moderate westerly
winds.

Forecast for Wednesday 22 August
Partly cloudy with the slight chance of a shower, mainly over Gippsland.
Possible snowfalls above 1200 metres. Light northerly winds.

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

* Calls to 1300 numbers cost around 27.5c incl. GST, higher from mobiles or
public phones.


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