Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 30 July 2015.
An area of high pressure lies to the northeast of Tasmania, and will move eastwards today as the northwesterly flow strengthens ahead of a cold front to cross Tasmania this evening. Another cold front will approach Tasmania late Friday, before crossing the state Saturday morning in a strong westerly flow. The next cold front will cross Tasmania during Sunday, with yet another cold front approaching from the southwest.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Showers about the north and west, increasing to rain around midday then extending statewide during the afternoon and evening. Snowfalls lowering to around 600 metres in the evening. Fresh to locally strong and gusty northwesterly winds shifting cooler southwesterly in the evening.
Friday 31 July
Showers about the west and far south, extending to the north during the day. Snowfalls to around 600 metres at first, gradually rising. Partly cloudy elsewhere. Westerly winds tending northwesterly then strengthening during the afternoon and evening.
Saturday 1 August
Showers statewide, contracting to the west, far south and Bass Strait islands in the early afternoon. Snowfalls lowering to around 400 metres during the morning. Isolated thunderstorms about the west. Fresh to locally strong and gusty west to northwesterly winds.
Sunday 2 August
Showers about the west and north, extending elsewhere for a time during the late morning and afternoon. Snowfalls to around 500 metres. Fresh to locally strong and gusty west to northwesterly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Thursday.