Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Wednesday 4 May 2016.
A cool westerly stream will tend northwesterly today as a low passes well to the south. A cold front will approach Tasmania late on Thursday, and cross the state early Friday, with the northwesterly stream continuing in its wake. The stream will ease later on Friday due to the influence of a ridge of high pressure to the northeast of Tasmania, then tend warmer northerly on Saturday. A large low pressure system is expected to develop in the Bight late Saturday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely this evening. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h turning northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 12 and 17.
No UV Alert, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]
Thursday 5 May
Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 20.
Friday 6 May
Partly cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending westerly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 18.
Saturday 7 May
Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the east, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 20.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EST Wednesday.