Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Monday 5 October 2015.
A broad area of high pressure over the Tasman Sea will slowly move east over the next few days as a cold front approaches Tasmania from the west. The front and high will combine to direct a warm northwesterly flow over Tasmania that will become gusty before the front moves over the state on Tuesday night and a low passes just south of the state. Another high moves to the west will extend a ridge over Tasmania on Wednesday, that will persist on Thursday as a second high centre forms to the east of Tasmania.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Fine and mostly sunny. Northwesterly winds becoming fresh and gusty in the afternoon.
Fire Danger - A Very High Fire Danger for the South East Forecast District Monday afternoon.
Tuesday 6 October
Fine until showers develop about the west and south by evening. Hot, with fresh and gusty northwesterly winds, locally strong in the afternoon and evening.
Wednesday 7 October
Showers about the west and south, clearing in the afternoon. Snow possible to 900 metres in the morning. Fine elsewhere. Fresh southwesterly winds easing.
Thursday 8 October
Fine and mostly sunny. Light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Monday.