Forecast issued at 5:02 am EST on Friday 24 May 2013.
A high pressure system over the Bight currently extends a ridge north of Tasmania while a cold front is approaching from the west, expected to cross Tasmania during today, with a low to then pass to the south of the state tomorrow while an associated cold front moves past the south coast. A west to southwesterly flow should persist on Sunday as the high moves to near Adelaide and another cold front approaches from the southwest. This cold front should then cross the state on Monday morning, bringing a southerly change as the high moves to the north.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Showers about the west. Isolated showers extending to central, southern and northern areas during the morning, then mostly clearing by late afternoon. Remaining fine about the east. A locally cold early morning with frost and fog patches, then a cool day with fresh west to northwesterly winds.
Saturday 25 May
Showers about the west and far south. Possible showers about the southeast. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere. A generally cool day with fresh and to strong and gusty westerly winds.
Sunday 26 May
Scattered showers about the west and far south. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere. Cool to mild with moderate to fresh west to southwesterly winds, easing in the evening.
Monday 27 May
Scattered morning showers about the west and far south, then possible showers about the east, otherwise fine. Cool to mild with moderate southwesterly winds, becoming light and variable during the day.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Friday.