Tasmania Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:32 pm EST on Tuesday 2 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A high over the Bight will extend a ridge of high pressure over Tasmania tonight and on Wednesday, as a low intensifies over the northern Tasman Sea. On Thursday Tasmania is expected to remain under the influence of the high as a trough develops over South Australia and the low over the Tasman moves away to the east. The high is expected to build to the north of the state during Friday, still building and centred to the northeast on Saturday.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Showers about the south and west, falling as snow above 800 metres, easing in the evening. Fine elsewhere. Generally cool with moderate south to southwesterly winds.

Wednesday 3 September

Showers about the west and far south and possible showers extending to central and eastern areas in the afternoon. Mostly sunny for the north coast and central north. A cold start with areas of frost, followed by a cool day with light to moderate southwesterly winds.

Thursday 4 September

Mainly fine, apart from morning fog patches and isolated showers about the west, mostly clearing during the afternoon. Cold at first with areas of morning frost, then a cool day with light to moderate southwesterly winds.

Friday 5 September

Fine and mostly sunny, apart from morning fog patches and isolated showers about the southwest. Cool to cold at first with areas of morning frost, then a cool to mild day with light to moderate westerly winds.

Saturday 6 September

Fine and mostly sunny, apart from morning fog patches and isolated showers about the west. Cool to cold at first with patchy frost, then a cool to mild day with light to moderate northwesterly winds.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Wednesday.

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