Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Wednesday 6 May 2015.
A fresh to strong and gusty westerly airstream with embedded fronts will continue over Tasmania until a brief moderation during Saturday. A cold front on Sunday will cause the stream to strengthen again ahead of a vigorous southwesterly change.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Fine in the east. Showers about the west, south and Bass Strait islands, with isolated showers elsewhere. Snow, falling to around 400 metres in the south, and possible hail. Possible thunderstorms about the west and far south. Strong and gusty west to northwesterly winds.
Thursday 7 May
Fine in the east. Showers about the west, south and Bass Strait islands. Snowfalls to around 500 metres, rising to above 1000 metres in the evening. Fresh and gusty westerly winds.
Friday 8 May
Showers, less likely about the east. Fresh and gusty west to northwesterly winds.
Saturday 9 May
Showers about the west, far south and Bass Strait islands. West to northwesterly winds, fresh and gusty in the afternoon and evening.
Sunday 10 May
Statewide showers, less likely about the east. Fresh and gusty northwest winds turning southwest late.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Thursday.