Tuesday Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the southeast suburbs this morning, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Light winds.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming N 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds N 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the afternoon.
Friday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds N 20 to 30 km/h.
Saturday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Winds N 20 to 30 km/h shifting S/SW 15 to 25 km/h later.
Melbourne Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||5||12||80%||1-5mm||Slight||N 20||92||N 22||71|
||8||12||90%||1-5mm||Nil||N 21||83||N 23||71|
||6||13||80%||1-5mm||Nil||N 26||92||N 29||65|
||6||12||90%||1-5mm||Nil||N 22||90||N 28||70|
||3||8||90%||1-5mm||Moderate||N 11||97||N 12||80|
||5||12||90%||1-5mm||Slight||NNE 13||89||N 18||67|
||5||12||80%||1-5mm||Slight||N 25||92||N 27||62|
||6||12||80%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 14||100||N 20||69|
||5||13||80%||1-5mm||Slight||N 19||96||N 26||65|
||4||12||90%||1-5mm||Slight||N 11||100||NNE 20||70|
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