Official BOM State Forecast

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

Victoria State Forecast
Issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Saturday 16 December 2017
for the period until midnight EDT Wednesday 20 December 2017.

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 high pressure system to the west extends a ridge across Victoria while a
weakening cold front crosses Tasmania. The high will move across Tasmania on
Sunday and over the Tasman Sea on Monday. Meanwhile a low pressure complex will
develop south of WA on Monday with an associated cold front developing over the
Bight. The cold front is expected to cross Victoria on Tuesday. Another cold
front will cross the State on Wednesday as a high pressure system develops over
the Bight.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday 16 December
Fine apart from isolated afternoon showers and possible thunderstorms about the
far eastern ranges, clearing during the evening. Light south to southeasterly

Forecast for Sunday 17 December
Early morning fog patches in the east. Morning cloud in the south otherwise a
dry and mostly sunny day apart from isolated afternoon showers and
thunderstorms about the far eastern ranges. High cloud increasing across the
west during the afternoon. Warm to hot over the north with generally light
winds. Mild to warm over the south with light winds and afternoon coastal

Fire Danger:
High to Very High in the north, Low to Moderate elsewhere.

Forecast for Monday 18 December
Dry and partly cloudy apart from isolated afternoon showers about the far
eastern ranges. Hot to very hot inland with light northeast to easterly winds.
Warm to hot across the south with light northeasterly winds and weak afternoon
coastal seabreezes.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 December
Scattered showers and the chance of thunderstorms over western districts
extending throughout during the afternoon then clearing in the west during the
evening. A hot to very hot day, with fresh north to northwesterly winds, gusty
at times, shifting west to northwesterly across central districts during the
afternoon and reaching eastern districts at night.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 December
Scattered showers across southern and mountain districts mostly contracting to
the coast during the evening. Isolated showers over the northern plains during
the late morning and afternoon. A cool to mild and partly cloudy day with
moderate to fresh west to southwesterly winds easing during the evening.

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

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public phones.

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