Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Thursday 23 October 2014.
A high to the south of Tasmania will link with a broad area of high pressure over the Tasman Sea early Friday. A trough will move over Tasmania later Friday as a cold front approaches the west. The front will cross Tasmania early Saturday and weaken, with the next high to move to the southwest of the state in the evening then to the southeast during Sunday. Northerly winds will freshen over Tasmania on Sunday as a trough and cold front approach the west late evening, crossing the state early Monday as winds shift fresh to strong westerly.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Mainly fine. Cool to cold with moderate easterly winds, fresh about the north coast but lighter and more variable in the west.
Friday 24 October
Showers about the north and east, easing later, with showers developing about the west and far south in the late afternoon and evening. Cool to cold at first, with local frost and fog, then a cool to mild day. Moderate northeasterly winds tending locally fresh and gusty during the morning before shifting northerly around midday then westerly in the evening and easing.
Saturday 25 October
Showers about the west and far south clearing during the morning. Showers developing about the northeast around midday then extending across the north by evening. Fine elsewhere. Cool, but locally mild in the north during the day. Moderate southwest to southeasterly winds, fresh about the east and northwest coasts.
Sunday 26 October
Mainly fine and cloudy, until showers develop about the north early evening then spread to the east coast late evening. Cool, with moderate east to northeasterly winds freshening about the east and the north during the day.
Monday 27 October
Showers in the west, spreading statewide early morning before mostly contracting to the west and north in the afternoon. Cool to cold at first, then a cool day. Moderate north to northeasterly winds, fresh to locally strong about the east and west coasts, becoming fresh and gusty westerly by the afternoon.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Friday.