Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 18 September 2014.
An area of low pressure to the east to Tasmania will move away to the southeast today as a high slowly crosses the Bight and a trough approaches the southwest of the state. The trough will cross Tasmania Friday morning, while the high will remain slow moving to the northwest of the state, maintaining a southwesterly stream. The high will still be to the northwest of Tasmania on Saturday while a cold front will move over the far south later in the day and weaken. The high will finally move to the north of Tasmania on Sunday.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Showers about the west, south and central areas, falling as snow to around 700 metres. Isolated showers about the lower east, extending throughout the east for a period during the day. Cool to cold, with patchy morning frost. Moderate to locally fresh southwesterly winds.
Friday 19 September
Showers about the west and far south, with possible showers about remaining southern and central areas during the morning and afternoon. Fine elsewhere. Cool to cold at first, with patchy frost, then a cool to mild day. Moderate to fresh southwesterly winds.
Saturday 20 September
Scattered showers about the west and far south. Fine elsewhere. Cool to cold at first, with patchy frost, then a cool to mild day. Moderate west to southwesterly winds, locally fresh about the far south.
Sunday 21 September
Scattered showers about the west and far south, clearing by evening. Fine elsewhere. Cool to cold at first, with patchy frost, then a mild day. Moderate westerly winds, locally fresh about the far south.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Thursday.