Forecast for Melbourne, issued 8th December, 4pm.
Tonight : A cooler change this evening, then a few showers and thunderstorms developing later tonight.
Sunday : Cooler with a few showers. Moderate W/SW winds, easing later.
Min 13 Max 21
Monday : Becoming fine, mild with afternoon sunny breaks. Light winds becoming variable.
Min 12 Max 23
Tuesday : Fine and warm, light to moderate N/NE winds, afternoon seabreezes.
Min 16 Max 27
Wednesday : Warm and humid, mostly fine apart from isolated showers and thunderstorms later about the nearby hills. Light NE winds and afternoon seabreezes.
Min 18 Max 32
Thursday : Unsettled, very warm and humid, showers and local thunderstorms developing. Light winds tending NE. Rainfall 5 – 10mm
Min 18 Max 33
Friday : Very humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms, tending to rain at night . Light NE winds. Rainfall 5 – 10 mm
Min 19 Max 32
Saturday : Areas of rain and isolated thunderstorms, local heavy falls possible later about the ranges. Humid with light winds tending Sw later and freshening. Rainfall 10 – 20 mm
Notes on the Weather : A Low pressure trough is moving through western Victoria this afternoon, a cold front is developing South of Perth, and tropical moisture resides over the interior of the country. Warm to hot tomorrow throughout, before a cooler SW wind change in the afternoon, spreading eastwards. Patchy rain and isolated thunderstorms will develop and extend across the state with the front.
On Sunday cooler weather returns behind the front, and scattered showers will start to become isolated from the west and contract to Gippsland later on Sunday and into Monday. As a continuation of the pattern, a high pressure ridge moves in and brings fine and warmer weather into next Tuesday and Wednesday. On Wednesday humidity increases again as a low pressure trough develops over NSW, and dips South towards Victoria. Conditions will become unsettled again and showers will extend from the North down over Victoria. Another low pressure trough will approach from the west on Thursday and areas of rain and local thunderstorms will develop throughout from the west. This pattern will be very slow moving so locally heavy rainfall is expected across the state, most likely across the ranges and over the NE.