Forecast issued at 4:26 pm EST on Thursday 31 July 2014.
A very deep and complex low pressure system well south of Tasmania is slowly moving east, with an associated cold front currently over Tasmania to move over Bass Strait tonight. A vigorous west to northwesterly stream will persist over the state until tomorrow morning when the final cold front will see winds shift very cold southwesterly. Winds should then gradually ease tomorrow night and during Saturday as a high moves from the Bight region to western New South Wales. The high should then become slow moving over southern New South wales on Sunday, as another high move south of Western Australia. Both highs will then slowly continue east on Monday, while maintaining a broad ridge to the north of Tasmania.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Cloudy. Rain, easing to scattered showers during the evening. Showers falling as snow above 400 metres late. Isolated thunderstorms in the west with possible hail. Winds westerly 35 to 50 km/h decreasing to 25 to 40 km/h in the late evening.
Friday 1 August
Partly cloudy. Scattered showers, mainly about the west, falling as snow above 400 metres. Isolated thunderstorms in the west with possible hail. Winds westerly 25 to 40 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h early in the morning then becoming southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 6 and 11.
No UV Alert, UV Index predicted to reach 1 [Low]
Saturday 2 August
Partly cloudy. Patches of frost in the east early in the morning. Isolated showers, falling as snow above 500 metres in the morning and afternoon. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 4 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 8 and 12.
Sunday 3 August
Cloudy. Patches of morning frost in the east. Isolated showers in the far west, extending throughout. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between zero and 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 13.
Monday 4 August
Cloudy. Isolated showers. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 14.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EST Friday.