Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Saturday 25 October 2014.
A weakening cold front will cross Tasmania this morning with a trough to linger over Bass Strait through the afternoon and evening. A high will move to the southwest of the state in the evening then to the southeast during Sunday. On Sunday, a trough and cold front approach the west late evening before a change early on Monday. A complex low pressure area to the south is expected to move past the state on Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the east, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h shifting east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 18 and 22.
UV Alert from 9:40 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 7 [High]
Sunday 26 October
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of drizzle, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 18.
Monday 27 October
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, with possible hail in the west in the morning and afternoon. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h shifting westerly during the morning then increasing to 25 to 40 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 17.
Tuesday 28 October
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Snow falling above 700 metres. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h increasing to 30 to 45 km/h during the morning then tending west to southwesterly 35 to 50 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 15.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EDT Saturday.