Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Tuesday 30 August 2016.
A northerly stream will develop over Tasmania today, directed by a high in the Tasman Sea. Meanwhile, a broad area of low pressure over the Bight will weaken to a trough before crossing Tasmania during Wednesday. Another trough is expected to move over the state on Thursday, followed by a weak ridge on Friday.
Forecast for the rest of Tuesday
Rain developing about the north from around midday, then gradually extending statewide during the afternoon and evening. North to northeasterly winds.
Wednesday 31 August
Rain, tending to showers in the early morning. The chance of thunderstorms, more likely in the north and west. North to northwesterly winds shifting westerly during the afternoon and evening.
Thursday 1 September
Showers in the west and south, with the chance of showers elsewhere during the afternoon. West to southwesterly winds.
Friday 2 September
Showers in the south during the morning, mainly fine otherwise. West to southwesterly winds, tending east to southeasterly during the afternoon and evening.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Tuesday.