Forecast issued at 4:30 am EST on Thursday 20 June 2013.
A slow moving low pressure system lies near New Zealand and a high pressure system south of Tasmania extends a ridge to northern New South Wales and across the western Tasman Sea. The ridge will weaken during Friday and a low pressure trough will develop across the western parts of the state. This trough is expected to move offshore later on Saturday or Sunday as another high moves towards Tasmania extending a ridge across the state.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Early frost and fog in the southern inland and ranges. Isolated coastal showers and clearing showers on the Alps, falling as snow above 1200 metres. Mostly cloudy elsewhere. Southeast to northeast winds.
Friday 21 June
Isolated showers developing in the northeast and in the far southwest. Partly cloudy elsewhere. Early frost and fog on the slopes and ranges. Southeast to northeast winds.
Saturday 22 June
Isolated coastal showers and in the far west. The Chance of showers in the northeastern inland. Southeast to northeast winds.
Sunday 23 June
Partly cloudy in the southwest. Isolated showers elsewhere tending scattered near the central coast. Southeast winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Thursday.