Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Monday 31 August 2015.
An area of high pressure currently lies south of Tasmania while a broad, complex low pressure system remains slow moving over the Tasman Sea. The high will move away to the southeast today while extending a narrow ridge over Tasmania, which will weaken on Tuesday, with an area of low pressure expected to cross the Bight. The low is then expected to pass north of Tasmania on Wednesday, as a cold front approaches from the southwest, with the the low to then deepen to the northeast of Tasmania on Thursday.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 11 and 14.
UV Alert from 11:10 am to 1:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]
Tuesday 1 September
Partly cloudy. The chance of morning frost. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 3 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 14.
Wednesday 2 September
Cloudy. The chance of morning frost. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending north to northeasterly during the day then tending east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 4 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 14.
Thursday 3 September
Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming southerly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 15.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EST Monday.