Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Thursday 27 November 2014.
A high centred to the west of Tasmania extends a ridge of high pressure over the state, while a trough lingers through Bass Strait. Another high centre will develop to the northeast of Tasmania late tonight before strengthening during tomorrow, with a trough to move over the south of the state tomorrow evening. The high to the west will move to the southwest of Tasmania on Saturday then to the southeast later on Sunday, as troughs strengthen over the mainland.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Fine and mostly sunny apart from possible showers about the southwest and far south. A cool to locally mild day with light to moderate southwesterly winds, fresh at times about the southeast coast, and afternoon coastal sea breezes about the north and east.
Friday 28 November
Fine and mostly sunny apart from possible showers about the west, south and east coasts. Cold at first then a cool to mild day, with light winds and afternoon coastal sea breezes.
Saturday 29 November
Showers about the east and partly cloudy elsewhere. Cool to mild, with light winds.
Sunday 30 November
Showers about the east and central areas, with possible showers elsewhere. Cool to mild, with light winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Thursday.