Forecast for Melbourne, issued 10th December, 4pm.
Tuesday : Fine and warm, light to moderate N/NE winds, afternoon seabreezes.
Min 12 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 14 Max 32
Thursday : Very warm and humid, showers and local thunderstorms developing, mainly to the NW of Melbourne. Light winds tending moderate NE.
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 30
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
Min 18 Max 27
Sunday : Rain periods, local heavy falls, mainly about the ranges. Cooler with SW winds becoming strong to gale force during the day. Rainfall 15 – 20 mm
Min 13 Max 22
Monday : Cool and partly cloudy with a few showers especially in the SE. Fresh Sw winds tending S/SE and easing.
Min 13 Max 20
Notes on the Weather : As a continuation of the pattern, a high pressure ridge moves in today and brings fine and warmer weather into 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 north.
On Friday Rain and thunderstorms will develop from the west later and reach Central Victoria in the afternoon, where it will become slow moving and persist for the better part of the weekend. A low pressure system will develop in the low pressure trough on Saturday, and widespread heavy rain with locally heavy falls will develop across much of central and Eastern Vic. On Sunday the Low will move to Gippsland and cooler showery weather will follow, with strong to gale force winds easing.