Tasmania Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 17 August 2018.

Weather Situation

A cold front will cross Tasmania late today and early Saturday while weakening, with northwesterly winds tending westerly as several lows move to the southwest of the state. The area of low pressure will pass near the south of Tasmania during Saturday with an associated trough to cross the state later in the day. Winds will shift cold south to southwesterly early Sunday as the low moves away to the east and a high builds over the Bight. The high will drift to the north of Tasmania during Monday, as another cold front crosses the state.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Showers about the west and north, increasing during the afternoon then extending statewide in the evening. Locally fresh and gusty northwesterly winds.

Saturday 18 August

Showers, contracting to the west and far south in the evening. Snowfalls lowering to around 500 metres in the evening. Fresh and gusty west to northwesterly winds, turning southwesterly in the evening.

Sunday 19 August

Showers about western, southern, central areas and along the east coast, mostly contracting to the east in the evening. Fine elsewhere. Snowfalls to around 300 metres in the west and south, 500m elsewhere. Fresh and gusty south to southwesterly winds.

Monday 20 August

Showers about the west and far south, extending statewide during the afternoon although little falling in the east. Snowfalls to around 800 metres. Fresh and gusty northwest to southwesterly winds.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Friday.

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