Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Sunday 5 July 2015.
An area of high pressure lies over the mainland while a trough lies over the north of Tasmania. A high to the southwest of Tasmania will extend a ridge over the south of the state during today. The trough will move slowly northward on Monday as an associated low moves just to the northwest of the state. The low will weaken on Tuesday as the high passes to the south of Tasmania. The high will move to the southeast of Tasmania on Wednesday, directing a northerly flow over the state.
Forecast for the rest of Sunday
Rain, mainly about the north. Light winds, tending southeasterly later in the day.
Monday 6 July
Rain, less likely about the south, contracting to the north during the afternoon and evening. Mainly east to southeasterly winds.
Tuesday 7 July
Showers about the northwest and Bass Strait islands with a slight chance of showers near the east coast. Fine elsewhere with morning frost. East to southeasterly winds tending northeasterly late.
Wednesday 8 July
Showers about the northwest, extending to the remainder of the north later in the day. Fine elsewhere with morning frost. North to northeasterly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Sunday.