Forecast issued at 4:12 pm EST on Friday 28 August 2015.
A high to the west and an area of low pressure to the east combine to produce a southerly flow over Tasmania, with a small low to the south of Tasmania expected to move up the east coast overnight. The high will lie to the south of Tasmania during Saturday and Sunday, with a southeasterly stream over the state, while a brad area of low pressure lies over the Tasman Sea. The southeasterly stream will ease on Monday as the high moves away to the southeast extending a narrow ridge over Tasmania. The ridge will move to the east of Tasmania on Tuesday, with an area of low pressure expected to lie over the Bight.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Southwesterly 10 to 20 knots.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of snow showers.
Saturday 29 August
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of rain or snow.
Sunday 30 August
- South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the morning.
- Cloudy. 30% chance of a snow shower.
Monday 31 August
- South to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming southeasterly during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. The chance of morning fog with reduced visibility. 20% chance of a shower or snow.
Tuesday 1 September
- Variable below 10 knots.
- The chance of morning fog with reduced visibility. Mostly sunny day.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Saturday.