Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Wednesday 25 November 2015.
A cold front will cross Tasmania this evening followed by a trough tomorrow morning. A cold west to southwesterly stream will prevail on Thursday, then ease during Friday as a high over the Bight extends a ridge to the north of Tasmania. A trough is expected to cross the state during Saturday evening, then a weak ridge of high pressure should develop over the north of Tasmania on Sunday.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Rain about the west and south, with possible heavy falls in the west. Showers elsewhere, with possible thunderstorms about the Bass Strait islands and north coast during the evening. Strong and gusty northwesterly winds shifting westerly in the evening.
Thursday 26 November
Showers with possible small hail, more frequent about the west, south and Bass Strait islands. Possible thunderstorms in the west and far south. Snow falling to 500 metres in the west and south, and above 700 metres in the northeast. Cold, with fresh and gusty westerly winds.
Friday 27 November
Showers, more frequent about the west and south, easing and contracting to the west and far south in the evening. Snowfalls above 800 metres in the south in the morning. Fresh and gusty westerly winds.
Saturday 28 November
Showers about the west and far south, possibly extending to central and remaining southern areas in the evening. Fine elsewhere. West to northwesterly winds, turning northeasterly in the east and southeast coasts in the afternoon and evening.
Sunday 29 November
Showers about the west. Possible showers in the afternoon and evening elsewhere. West to northwesterly winds, turning northeasterly about the east and southeast coasts in the afternoon and evening.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Thursday.