Forecast issued at 5:18 am EST on Wednesday 19 June 2013.
A slow moving complex low pressure system lies over the southwestern Tasman Sea while a high pressure ridge lies over the Bight. The high will move eastwards over the next couple of days to be over the western Tasman Sea by late Thursday or Friday morning. The next cold front/trough is expected to move over the western parts of the state on Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Partly cloudy. Winds southerly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 8 and 13.
No UV Alert, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]
Thursday 20 June
Partly cloudy. Areas of frost and patchy fog in the morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around minus 3 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 13.
Friday 21 June
Cloudy. Patches of morning frost. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around minus 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 7 and 12.
Saturday 22 June
Partly cloudy. Winds south to southeasterly and light. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 5 and minus 2 with daytime temperatures reaching between 6 and 11.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Wednesday.