Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Friday 13 December 2013.
A ridge of high pressure north of Tasmania and an area of low pressure well south of the state will maintain a westerly flow over Tasmania through to late Sunday, with a high centre slowly moving over the Bight. A cold front will cross Tasmania during today, with a warm front to clip the south of the state on Sunday morning before the high finally moves to the northwest of Tasmania late Sunday. High pressure centres will lie to the northwest and east of the state on Monday, with a trough to the north.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Cloudy. Scattered showers, easing and contracting to the west coast late in the afternoon. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning southwesterly in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 15 and 19.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]
Saturday 14 December
Partly cloudy. The chance of showers in the west early in the morning. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 20.
Sunday 15 December
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers in the west in the morning and early afternoon. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 22.
Monday 16 December
Mostly sunny. Winds south to southwesterly and light tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming south to southwesterly and light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 23.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EDT Friday.