Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Saturday 31 January 2015.
A ridge of high pressure lies to the south of Tasmania, while a low pressure system lies to the east of the state. The ridge to the south will weaken today as the low continues to move southward directing a fresh southerly flow over Tasmania. The low will slowly move away to the southeast during Sunday while a strong high south of the Bight will remain almost stationary through Sunday and Monday directing a southwesterly flow over Tasmania. A southwest flow persists into Tuesday with a front approaching late in the day.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Partly cloudy. Winds southerly 20 to 30 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 19 and 23.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
UV Alert from 9:30 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]
Sunday 1 February
Mostly sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly in the middle of the day then tending south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.
Monday 2 February
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the east. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching 20 to 25.
Tuesday 3 February
Partly cloudy. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 26.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EDT Saturday.