Forecast issued at 4:30 am EDT on Sunday 9 March 2014.
A high pressure system lies to the east of Tasmania, while a weakening trough in the upper atmosphere lies over southeast New South Wales. The high pressure system is extending a ridge along the coast and is expected to remain slow moving over the next few days. A new trough is expected to enter the far southwest of the state late on Tuesday extending across the central parts on Wednesday.
Forecast for the rest of Sunday
Isolated showers along the coast and ranges as well as in the central inland. Showers tending scattered on the coast and adjacent ranges in the north and south. The chance of thunderstorms in the southeastern and central parts, more likely on the south coast and adjacent ranges. Partly cloudy elsewhere. East to northeasterly winds.
Monday 10 March
Isolated showers in the east, mainly along the coastal districts. Showers tending scattered over the north coast. Chance of thunderstorms over the central coastal districts. Partly cloudy west of Divide. Southeast to northeasterly winds.
Tuesday 11 March
Isolated showers on the north coast and the chance of late showers in the far southwest. Partly cloudy elsewhere. northwest to northeasterly winds.
Wednesday 12 March
Isolated showers in the south as well as the north coast. Chance of thunderstorms in the far southeast. Partly cloudy elsewhere. Northeast to northwest winds, tending south to southwest in the south.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Sunday.