Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Friday 9 December 2016.
A brisk southwesterly stream over Tasmania will ease this evening, then tend more westerly tomorrow. A high over the Bight will extend ridge to the north of Tasmania tomorrow, with a weak cold front to brush the south of the state at night. The high is expected to drift over Tasmania during Sunday, then lie to the northeast on Monday, resulting in settled conditions. Hot northwesterlies will develop on Tuesday and a trough to the north should extend over Tasmania during the afternoon and evening.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Showers about western, southern and central areas. Mainly fine elsewhere. Fresh and gusty southwesterly winds, easing and tending westerly in the late evening.
Saturday 10 December
Showers about the west and far south. Fine elsewhere apart from the chance of showers about the east during the late afternoon and evening. Westerly winds.
Sunday 11 December
Fine, apart from the chance of showers in the west and far south during the morning and about the far east in the afternoon. Generally light winds.
Monday 12 December
Fine and partly cloudy. West to northwesterly winds.
Tuesday 13 December
Fine and hot, until showers develop from the west later in the afternoon and evening. Fresh and gusty northwesterly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Saturday.