Forecast for Melbourne, issued 29th December, 5am.
Saturday : Mostly fine, partly cloudy with a brief shower or two. Light to moderate SE winds.
Min 16 Max 22
Sunday : Fine and partly cloudy, light to moderate SE winds.
Min 14 Max 24
Monday : Fine, warm and sunny with light winds.
Min 17 Max 27
Tuesday : Fine and warm, partly cloudy with a light to moderate SE wind.
Min 18 Max 26
Wednesday : Fine and warm after an early shower, partly cloudy, light to moderate SE winds.
Min 16 Max 26
Thursday : Fine and hot, fresh Northerly wind easing later.
Min 16 Max 33
Friday : Fine and hot, strong Northerly wind easing later.
Min 20 Max 38
Saturday : Fine and cooler, strengthening SE wind, easing later.
Min 15 Max 28
Notes on the Weather : A very active low pressure trough dominates the country, tropical moisture is being advected South into the trough from NW WA, and a high pressure ridge is over SW WA. A cold front is laying across Victoria, with a low pressure trough through NSW. A monsoon low has developed off the NW coast of Australia, and may form into a tropical cyclone in the next week.
Friday will become cooler again but conditions will clear up quickly, and gradually warm over the weekend before some hot weather develops New Years Eve, and increases on New Years Day. Hot conditions will continue for the remainder of the week, with a very stationary pattern developing for a few days into next weekend.