MELBOURNE - Feb 18/10 - SNS -- The current forecast for the state of Victoria was released by Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.
for the period until midnight EDT Monday 22 February 2010. Warning Summary at issue time Final Flood Warning for the Snowy River. 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. Weather Situation A high pressure system passing to the south of Victoria will move over the Tasman Sea on Friday. The high will remain over the Tasman Sea on Saturday as a cold front and associated low pressure trough approaches southwestern Victoria late in the day. The front will slide away to the southeast, but the associated trough will work its way across the State during Sunday and Monday. Forecast for the rest of Thursday Fine and mostly clear. Southeasterly winds gradually easing. Forecast for Friday Fine apart from morning fog patches in the south. A mostly sunny day. Warm in the south, hot in the north with light to moderate north to northeast winds and local afternoon coastal sea breezes Fire Danger: Moderate to high Forecast for Saturday Fine apart from isolated morning fog in Gippsland. Generally sunny in the east, but cloud increasing in the west during the afternoon. Very warm to hot with fresh and gusty northerly winds, although a milder west to southwest change developing along the west coast during the afternoon. Forecast for Sunday Very warm to hot at first in the north and east with fresh northerly winds but a cooler south to southwesterly change gradually extending from the southwest. Isolated showers and thunderstorms mainly near and east of the change. Forecast for Monday Showers and isolated thunderstorms contracting to the east during the day and the far east at night. Isolated showers to follow in the south. Warm in the north but cooler in the south with a moderate to fresh southwest to southerly wind. The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Friday. * Calls to 1300 numbers cost around 27.5c incl. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones.
STAT News Service
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