Forecast issued at 4:25 pm EDT on Monday 5 December 2016.
A westerly stream over Tasmania will persist into tomorrow, with a low expected to develop about the east coast overnight and move away over the Tasman Sea by midday tomorrow. A high will pass to the north of the state early on Wednesday and away to the east by evening as a cold front approaches. The cold front will cross Tasmania during Thursday, with winds shifting southwesterly as a low passes to the south. On Friday the southwesterly stream will tend westerly, as a high over the Bight slowly approaches.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Mostly clear. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Tuesday 6 December
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the west in the early afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 20.
Fire Danger - Low-Moderate
Sun protection 9:00am to 5:30pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Wednesday 7 December
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 30 km/h before turning north to northeasterly and becoming light during the afternoon and evening, then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20.
Thursday 8 December
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds east to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h shifting west to southwesterly 35 to 55 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 20.
Friday 9 December
Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Winds southwesterly 30 to 45 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:40 am EDT Tuesday.