Tasmania Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesday 22 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over Tasmania. A weak cold front passes the south of the state during Wednesday morning, with a trough moving up the east coast during the day while another high centre moves over the southwest of the state. Warm northerly winds freshen during Thursday as the high remains in the Tasman Sea, with a trough and cold front crossing the Bight. The trough and cold front will cross Tasmania during Friday morning and early afternoon, shifting winds west to northwesterly. Winds shift west to southwesterly on Saturday in the early afternoon as a trough crosses the state and a new high enters the Bight.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Fine and mostly clear with light winds.

Wednesday 23 October

Fine apart from light showers about the far south and morning fog in the north. Light northwesterly winds and afternoon seabreezes.

Thursday 24 October

Fine. North to northwesterly winds, freshening during the day.

Friday 25 October

Showers about the west, extending statewide late morning, although little in the east. Strong and gusty northerly winds, shifting west to northwesterly.

Saturday 26 October

Showers in the north and west, extending statewide in the afternoon, then contracting to the west and far south in the evening. Snowfalls above 900 metres. Possible thunderstorms about the west and north. Fresh and gusty northwesterly winds, tending southwesterly in the afternoon.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Wednesday.

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