Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Saturday 25 October 2014.
A weakening cold front will cross Tasmania this morning with a trough to linger over Bass Strait through the afternoon and evening. A high will move to the southwest of the state in the evening then to the southeast during Sunday. On Sunday, a trough and cold front approach the west late evening before a change early on Monday. A complex low pressure area to the south is expected to move past the state on Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Light showers about the west and far south during the morning. Showers developing about the northeast around midday then extending to remaining northern areas through the remainder of the day, although less likely near the coast. Mostly fine otherwise. Cool to mild with moderate southwest to southeasterly winds, locally fresh about the east and west coasts, but winds more variable in the north.
Sunday 26 October
Cloudy in the north with showers. Partly cloudy elsewhere, with a slight chance of showers during the afternoon and evening. Cool to cold at first, then a cool day. Moderate east to northeasterly winds, freshening about the east and north later in the day.
Monday 27 October
Showers statewide, contracting to the west and south during the afternoon. Hail about the west, with snow falling to 1000 metres during the afternoon and evening. Cool to cold, with moderate north to northeasterly winds, locally fresh about the east and west coasts, shifting fresh to strong and gusty westerly in the morning.
Tuesday 28 October
Showers spreading statewide during the morning, then contracting to the west, south, and Bass Strait islands in the evening. Snowfalls above 600 metres in the south. A cold day, but locally cool in the east, with fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Saturday.