Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Wednesday 25 May 2016.
A approaching cold front is expected to cross Tasmania early tomorrow morning. A broad area of low pressure will then develop over the Tasman Sea later in the day and persist through Friday, directing a southerly flow over the state. A low centre will form near the southeast coast of Tasmania later on Friday, then move up the east coast on Saturday. A ridge is expected to build to the west of Tasmania on Sunday, moving over the state in the evening.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Thursday 26 May
- North to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots becoming southwesterly before dawn.
- Cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the early morning.
Friday 27 May
- Southwesterly about 10 knots.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the afternoon.
Saturday 28 May
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers or snow.
Sunday 29 May
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the day.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower or snow.
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 Thursday.