Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria
Central District Forecast
Issued at 5:40 am EDT on Wednesday 20 March 2019 for the period until midnight EDT Saturday 23 March 2019.
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.
A slow moving high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea will extend a strong ridge south of Victoria until at least Friday, while a low pressure trough lingers over the west Tasman Sea. Another low pressure trough will develop over western Victoria during Friday before moving eastwards across the State during Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday 20 March Cloudy. Patchy morning fog about the ranges. Medium (40%) chance of drizzle in the west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere - clearing during the afternoon. Areas of smoke haze in the east. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east this afternoon. Winds south to southeasterly and light increasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures in the mid to high 20s.
|Ballarat||Partly cloudy.||Max 26|
|Geelong||Possible morning drizzle.||Max 25|
|Wonthaggi||Partly cloudy.||Max 26|
|Yarra Glen||Partly cloudy.||Max 30|
Sun protection 10:20am to 4:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]
Forecast for Thursday 21 March
Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of morning drizzle, mainly in the west. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 14 and 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 23 to 28.
|Ballarat||Partly cloudy.||Min 15||Max 26|
|Frankston||Cloudy.||Min 17||Max 28|
Geelong Cloudy. Min 17 Max 25
|Scoresby||Partly cloudy.||Min 16||Max 29|
|Wonthaggi||Cloudy.||Min 15||Max 25|
Yarra Glen Partly cloudy. Min 13 Max 29
Forecast for Friday 22 March
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the morning and afternoon. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
|Ballarat||Partly cloudy.||Min 14||Max 28|
|Frankston||Partly cloudy.||Min 17||Max 29|
|Geelong||Partly cloudy.||Min 16||Max 27|
|Scoresby||Partly cloudy.||Min 15||Max 31|
|Wonthaggi||Partly cloudy.||Min 15||Max 27|
|Yarra Glen||Partly cloudy.||Min 12||Max 31|
Forecast for Saturday 23 March
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the east in the afternoon and evening. Winds north to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 17 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.
|Ballarat||Shower or two.||Min 16||Max 28|
|Frankston||Shower or two.||Min 17||Max 30|
|Geelong||Shower or two.||Min 17||Max 30|
|Scoresby||Shower or two.||Min 18||Max 30|
|Wonthaggi||Shower or two.||Min 16||Max 29|
|Yarra Glen||Shower or two.||Min 16||Max 30|
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EDT Wednesday.
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