Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Monday 31 August 2015.
A broad area of low pressure persists over the Tasman Sea, cradled by a high to the south which extends a ridge over Tasmania. Another low is expected to intensify over the Bight on Tuesday, with a series of cold fronts well to the south. On Wednesday the ridge over Tasmania will weaken while the low moves near Adelaide, then over New South Wales, and a cold front crosses Tasmania overnight. A southerly stream will develop in its wake early Thursday, then ease as a high tracks over the Bight. A warm front is then expected to cross early Friday, while the high moves over Victoria.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Fine apart from showers about the east and south coasts. Southeasterly winds.
Tuesday 1 September
Light morning showers about the east and south coasts. Mostly sunny elsewhere with areas of morning frost. Light winds.
Wednesday 2 September
Showers developing about the northwest in the morning, and spreading to the west and parts of the north in the afternoon. Fine elsewhere, until possible showers develop in the evening. Patchy morning frost. North to northwesterly winds developing in the afternoon.
Thursday 3 September
Showers about the west and south, easing in the morning, with snow possible to 700 metres about the south. Early showers elsewhere, then fine. South to southwesterly winds, fresh about the east coast.
Friday 4 September
Fine apart from showers about the west and far south. Areas of morning frost. West to northwesterly winds, fresh about the south.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Tuesday.