Forecast updated at 5:55 pm EST on Monday 1 September 2014.
A cold front which crossed the state Monday moves out to the east this evening with the associated low to move to the southeast. A high will move over the Bight, then slowly eastwards Tuesday as a low develops over the northern Tasman Sea. The high should then weaken on Wednesday as it moves over NSW, while the low over the Tasman Sea intensifies. Another cold front to cross the Bight on Thursday morning is expected to weaken and form a trough to our northwest while a high centre remains close to the state. This high remains close to the state on Friday while several troughs sit over the mainland.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Rain about most districts, although patchy in the east. Rain tending to showers and contracting to the west, south and east coasts during the evening and falling as snow to 900 metres. Cool to mild with moderate to fresh northerly winds before a colder southwest to southerly change about the west gradually extends throughout.
Tuesday 2 September
Showers in western, central and southern districts, falling as snow to 800 metres. Generally fine elsewhere apart from possible afternoon showers. Cold at first with areas of frost then a cool to cold day with moderate south to southwesterly winds.
Wednesday 3 September
Showers about the west and far south. Fine elsewhere, apart from possible afternoon showers, mainly inland. A cold start with patchy frost, followed by a cool day with light to moderate southwesterly winds.
Thursday 4 September
Mainly fine, apart from isolated afternoon showers. A cool day with light winds, although locally cold inland at first with patchy frost.
Friday 5 September
Fine and mostly sunny, apart from isolated showers about the Furneaux Islands. Cool to cold at first with patchy frost, then a cool to mild day with light winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Tuesday.