Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Sunday 1 March 2015.
A high over the Bight moves eastward and directs a moderating southwesterly stream over Tasmania tonight. The high will be centred to the northeast of the state tomorrow with the stream becoming northerly during the morning. As a front approaches the southwest of the state late in the day, the stream will becoming northwesterly and strengthen, tending more westerly as the front crosses during Tuesday morning. A cold front, embedded in the westerly flow, will cross Tasmania on Wednesday with the stream turning southwesterly and strengthening late in the day. The westerly flow will be maintained on Thursday as another front approaches Tasmania from the southwest.
Forecast for the rest of Sunday
Showers about the south at first, otherwise fine and partly cloudy. Southwesterly winds.
Monday 2 March
Fine until showers develop about the southwest late in the day. Fresh northerly winds developing during the afternoon and evening.
Tuesday 3 March
Showers about the west and south in the morning, mainly fine otherwise. Westerly winds, fresh about the south coast.
Wednesday 4 March
Showers about the west and north, extending statewide during the day. Fresh west to northwesterly winds, strong about the coasts, shifting southwesterly late.
Thursday 5 March
Showers in the west and south with a slight chance of showers elsewhere. Fresh to strong southwesterly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Monday.