Tasmania Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 28 June 2017.

Weather Situation

A high over the Tasman Sea currently extends a ridge over Victoria to another high just south of Western Australia, while a weakening cold front approaches Tasmania. The front will dissipate as it moves over the state later today, but another, stronger front that will cross Thursday afternoon will bring an active, very cold southwesterly stream in its wake. The western high will continue eastwards, expected over Victoria on Friday while extending a ridge over Tasmania. The ridge will persist on Saturday, sandwiched between broad areas of low pressure to the east and west.

Forecast for the rest of Wednesday

Showers about the north and west, mainly coastal. Areas of morning frost. Light winds, chiefly northwesterly.

Thursday 29 June

Showers about the north, west and far south, extending statewide during the afternoon. Snowfalls above 1000 metres initially, lowering to around 300 metres in the evening. Possible small hail. Freshening northwesterly winds shifting southwesterly during the afternoon and evening.

Friday 30 June

Morning frost across the north. Showers about the west, south and east, contracting to the southeast coast in the afternoon. Snow falling to around 500 metres during the morning. Southwesterly winds, easing during the day.

Saturday 1 July

Widespread morning frost, then a fine and mostly sunny day. Light winds.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Wednesday.

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