Issued at 6:59pm Saturday 4th August 2018
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Some remnant isolated showers across southern central and eastern parts should clear tonight, however they will persist over the southwest as the next frontal system approaches. North to northwesterly winds tonight will begin restrengthening ahead of that next system as the pressure gradient begins to tighten. Alpine and elevated areas will initially observe the strongest winds.
The front will slip away on Sunday, however an associated low pressure trough will cross Victoria during the afternoon and evening. Scattered showers will develop over western districts during the afternoon and evening and extend to central and eastern parts at night. Isolated thunderstorms are also possible over western districts during the afternoon and early evening. North to northwesterly winds will remain fresh to strong and gusty across the state, reaching gale force for elevated, coastal and Alpine areas, before shifting westerly from the west temporarily with the associated trough system.
Another frontal system will cross the state on Monday, maintaining relatively fresh to strong westerly winds, which will tend more west to southwesterly from the west later. Scattered showers will be evident across southern and mountain areas before tending more isolated later. Some instability is likely to be present over southern parts also, so local hail and thunder will be possible, particularly about coastal parts. The snowline should also drop to around 800-900 metres.
Snowfalls down to around 900 metres on Tuesday will raise to around 1300 metres as conditions stabilize briefly. Any isolated showers over eastern parts will clear as the next front reaches the state late in the day. Further scattered showers will develop with the next front, potentially extending into central parts late at night. Moderate to fresh westerly winds will tend west to northwesterly and restrengthen during the day from the west ahead of the next front.
The front exits the state early Wednesday, with scattered showers persisting over southern and mountain areas before easing a little later. Just isolated showers over the northwest. Any snowfalls will remain at 1300 metres. Conditions remaining cool with those fresh to strong westerly winds tending southwesterly and easing during the day, but will once again tend northwesterly at night from the west ahead of further frontal systems.
The next update is due Sunday 5th August 2018
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