No warnings for Tasmania
Forecast issued at 4:45 pm EDT on Friday 7 March 2014.
A ridge of high pressure lies over Tasmania, with high centres to the west and east of the state. The high to the west will decay during tomorrow, while the high over the Tasman Sea strengthens and the ridge pushes to the south of Tasmania. A northerly flow will increase on Sunday ahead of an approaching trough. The trough will cross much of Tasmania during Monday then clear the northeast of the state early on Tuesday. Another trough is expected to move over Tasmania on Tuesday afternoon, with a cold front to approach the west coast late Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Cloudy in the north with the chance of showers about Flinders Island. Fine and partly cloudy elsewhere. Cool to mild with light winds and coastal sea breezes.
Saturday 8 March
Fine and partly cloudy until isolated showers develop about Flinders Island in the afternoon, then extend to the north late in the evening. Cool at first then a mild day. Light winds tending moderate northeasterly about the north and east during the afternoon, with coastal sea breezes about the south and west.
Sunday 9 March
Showers in the north clearing during the evening. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere. Cool to mild at first then a mild to locally warm day. Moderate northeasterly winds, fresh about the east coast.
Monday 10 March
Showers developing about the west and south during the morning, clearing later in the afternoon and evening. Mainly fine elsewhere. Mild to warm. Moderate northerly winds, fresh about the west and east coasts, shifting west to northwesterly later in the day and easing.
Tuesday 11 March
Showers about the west and south, increasing during the afternoon and possibly extending to the remainder. Cool to mild at first then a mild to locally warm day. Light winds becoming moderate to fresh northerly during the afternoon.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Saturday.