Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Saturday 28 February 2015.
A trough and cold front are expected to cross Tasmania this afternoon, with an associated low to pass to the south overnight into Sunday. A cooler southwesterly airstream will ease during Sunday as a high moves over the Bight, then nears King Island in the evening. The high will move away to the east of Tasmania on Monday with a trough expected to cross the state later in the day and a cold front to cross overnight into Tuesday with a more westerly flow to follow.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain, becoming less likely later tonight. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 18 and 22.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 10:10 am to 4:50 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]
Sunday 1 March
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the west in the morning and early afternoon. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 22.
Monday 2 March
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 22.
Tuesday 3 March
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the west, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 21.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EDT Saturday.