Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Monday 21 April 2014.
A warm front over Bass Strait will slowly move south across Tasmania today as a low over the Bight moves southeast, expected to pass southwest of the state tonight with the associated cold front to then cross Tasmania early tomorrow. On Wednesday a west to northwesterly flow is expected over the state as a cold front approaches from the west, eventually crossing Thursday morning.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Rain about Bass Strait extending across the north around midday, then statewide in the afternoon and evening. The chance of thunderstorms about the west tonight. Cold to locally very cold at first with morning frost and fog, then a cool to mild day. Light winds becoming moderate to locally fresh north to northeasterly during the afternoon and evening.
Tuesday 22 April
Rain easing to showers in the morning and contracting to the west and northeast by the afternoon, then clearing the northeast by the evening. Cool to mild. Moderate to locally fresh north to northwesterly winds, becoming lighter westerlies in the afternoon and evening.
Wednesday 23 April
Isolated showers in the north and west, becoming more persistent by afternoon. A partly cloudy day elsewhere. Cold to cool at first, then a cool to mild day. Light to moderate northwesterly winds, freshening in the west later.
Thursday 24 April
Scattered showers everywhere except the central east, clearing in the afternoon and becoming fine. Cool at first, then a cool to mild day. Fresh northwest winds becoming lighter west to southwesterly in the afternoon.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Monday.