Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Friday 28 October 2016.
A high lies over and to the north of Tasmania with the main high to the northeast. A northerly stream will develop over the state on Saturday as the high intensifies and moves eastwards over the Tasman Sea, while a cold front crosses the Bight. The stream will strengthen early Sunday before the front crosses Tasmania in the afternoon with a westerly stream in its wake, and the associated low to move well to the south. A trough will cross the state during Monday in a continuing westerly stream.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 15.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
Sun protection 9:40am to 4:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]
Saturday 29 October
Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day, tending east to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 18.
Sunday 30 October
Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 800 metres. Winds east to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h shifting westerly 25 to 40 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17.
Monday 31 October
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. Snow falling above 700 metres. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 14.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EDT Friday.