Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Wednesday 27 July 2016.
A cold front crossing Tasmania will move away to the east of the state this morning. A westerly flow will then persist over Tasmania for the remainder of the week, with further fronts to brush the south of the state this evening and during Friday morning. The flow will tend northwesterly on Saturday as a more substantial cold front approaches from the west.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the west, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 800 metres, rising to above 1000 metres during the day. Winds southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h turning westerly 30 to 45 km/h in the late morning. Daytime maximum temperatures between 8 and 12.
Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 1 [Low]
Thursday 28 July
Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 13.
Friday 29 July
Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the west, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h turning southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 13.
Saturday 30 July
Cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the east. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending north to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 13.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EST Wednesday.