Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Thursday 3 September 2015.
A low and cold front to the northeast of Tasmania are moving eastwards over the Tasman Sea while a high over the Bight extends a ridge over Tasmania. The ridge will move to the east early Friday with a cold front to cross Tasmania Saturday morning. A high will move over Tasmania later Saturday before moving away to the east on Sunday as a low and cold front approach from the west late evening. The front will cross Tasmania during Monday, followed by a trough, as the low moves to the south of the state.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Fine, with west to southwesterly winds.
Friday 4 September
Showers about the west and far south, extending to remaining southern parts during the evening. Fine elsewhere. Areas of morning frost. Freshening westerly winds.
Saturday 5 September
Showers about western, southern and central areas, contracting to the south and east coasts from late morning. Southwesterly winds, becoming light in the afternoon.
Sunday 6 September
Mostly cloudy. Showers about the northwest, increasing to rain during the evening then extending to the remainder of the north. Mainly fine elsewhere. Freshening north to northeasterly winds.
Monday 7 September
Rain at times, tending to showers during the morning. Northwesterly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Friday.