Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Tuesday 29 July 2014.
A series of active cold fronts and troughs will cross Tasmania this week, with associated lows passing to the south of the state. A vigorous west to northwesterly stream will persist through to early Friday when another cold front will see winds shift southwesterly and gradually ease as a high moves over the Bight. A trough will weaken over Tasmania early Saturday with a ridge of high pressure to extend over the state later in the day as the high moves towards Victoria.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Showers, more isolated in the east and falling as snow to around 900 metres in the south. Isolated thunderstorms, mainly about the north, west and south. Cool, with fresh to strong and gusty west to northwesterly winds.
Wednesday 30 July
Showers, more isolated in the east. Possible isolated thunderstorms about the southwest. Showers falling as snow to around 800 metres in the south before gradually rising during the morning. Locally cold at first then a cool to mild day. Fresh to strong and gusty northwesterly winds, easing slightly during the morning.
Thursday 31 July
Showers, mostly clearing in the east by evening and falling as snow to around 500 metres during the evening. Possible thunderstorms and hail about the west. Cool, with fresh to strong and gusty northwesterly winds.
Friday 1 August
Scattered showers contracting to the west and far south during the evening and falling as snow to around 300 metres. Possible thunderstorms and hail about the west and far south. Cool to cold, with moderate to fresh westerly winds shifting southwesterly during the day then gradually easing.
Saturday 2 August
Scattered showers about the west and far south, easing during the afternoon and evening. Fine elsewhere. Very cold at first then a cool to cold day, with light to moderate west to southwesterly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Wednesday.