Forecast issued at 5:40 am EDT on Friday 12 February 2016.
A ridge of high pressure lies over southern Tasmania, with a high centre to strengthen to the east during the day and a northerly flow to develop over the state. A cold front will cross Tasmania tomorrow evening, bringing a westerly airstream that will persist through Sunday. On Monday a more substantial front will cross Tasmania as a low pressure system moves to the south of the state.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the east during the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.
Fire Danger - High
UV Alert from 9:40 am to 5:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]
Saturday 13 February
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the west in the afternoon and early evening. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then tending west to southwesterly in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.
Sunday 14 February
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h turning southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 22.
Monday 15 February
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then turning west to southwesterly during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 22.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EDT Friday.