IDV17003
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria

Northern Country District Forecast
Issued at 4:15 pm EDT on Thursday 13 December 2018 for the period until midnight EDT Monday 17 December 2018.

Warning Information
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 low pressure system will deepen over northern Victoria tonight, then move into New South Wales during Friday. The low will then gradually weaken before moving south back across Victoria during Saturday and Tasmania on Sunday. A high pressure system will develop well south of the Bight on Monday and extend a ridge over Victoria.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday 13 December Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain, becoming less likely later tonight. Rain heavy at times. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe with large hail in the southeast. Gusty winds in the southeast. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Forecast for Friday 14 December
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and early afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the morning and afternoon. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to northeasterly before dawn then becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Bendigo Possible shower. Min 13 Max 22
Echuca Partly cloudy. Min 12 Max 24
Shepparton Partly cloudy. Min 13 Max 24

Fire Danger:
Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:00am to 5:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

Forecast for Saturday 15 December
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Bendigo Shower or two. Min 14 Max 26
Echuca Shower or two. Min 14 Max 26
Shepparton Shower or two. Min 15 Max 27

Forecast for Sunday 16 December
Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the southeast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the afternoon. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.

Bendigo Possible shower. Min 14 Max 27
Echuca Partly cloudy. Min 13 Max 28
Shepparton Possible shower. Min 15 Max 27

Forecast for Monday 17 December
Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 16 with daytime temperatures reaching around 30.

Bendigo Mostly sunny. Min 16 Max 29
Echuca Mostly sunny. Min 16 Max 31
Shepparton Mostly sunny. Min 17 Max 31

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Friday.

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