Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 24 April 2014.
A cold front is crossing the state this morning, shifting the winds to a colder southwesterly. A high will move to the north of Tasmania later tomorrow, extending a ridge over the state, then move out over the Tasman Sea on Friday morning. Another cold front is expected to approach Tasmania from the west on Friday evening, then cross the state on Saturday morning again bringing a colder southwest change. Southwesterlies ease Saturday night into Sunday as a high moves over the state.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Showers statewide, easing and contracting to the west and south by midday, and mostly clearing during the evening. Showers falling as snow above 900 metres, lower in the southwest. A cool day with fresh west to southwesterly winds, easing in the evening.
Friday 25 April
Fine apart from possible light showers about the southwest coast. Cool to cold, locally very cold at first with frost, then a cool to mild day. Light north to northwesterly winds tending moderate northerly during the afternoon, freshening about the east and west coasts later.
Saturday 26 April
Showers extending statewide during the morning, falling as snow to around 1000 metres in the afternoon, contracting to the west and south in the evening. Cool to cold at first, then a cool to mild day. Fresh to locally strong and gusty north to northwesterly winds shifting westerly during the morning, then southwesterly in the afternoon and easing later.
Sunday 27 April
Fine apart from morning showers about the south and east coasts. Cool to cold, locally very cold at first with frost, then a cool day. Light west to southwesterly winds becoming variable in the afternoon and evening.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Thursday.