Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EST on Thursday 24 April 2014.
A high to the northwest extends a ridge to the north of Tasmania this evening following the passage of a cold front this morning. The high will move out over the Tasman Sea tomorrow morning with a northerly flow strengthening ahead of an approaching front. This front crosses Saturday morning bringing a colder, gusty southwest change. Southwesterlies ease Saturday night into Sunday as a high moves over the state and just to the east of Tasmania by Sunday night. The high remains to the east on Monday with a northerly flow over the state.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Mostly clear. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Friday 25 April
Becoming cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the east. The chance of showers in the west at night. Light winds becoming northerly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17.
UV Alert from 11:40 am to 12:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]
Saturday 26 April
Partly cloudy. Showers, becoming less widespread late in the morning, clearing in the late afternoon. Possible hail in the west in the afternoon. Winds north to northwesterly 35 to 50 km/h turning west to southwesterly 35 to 55 km/h early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 17.
Sunday 27 April
Mostly sunny. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 16.
Monday 28 April
Cloudy. The chance of showers. Winds east to northeasterly 25 to 40 km/h tending north to northeasterly during the morning then east to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 19.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EST Friday.