Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 30 August 2014.
A high pressure system centred near New Zealand currently extends a ridge over Tasmania, while a low lies over the Tasman Sea. The ridge will move to the east of Tasmania today, as a cold front slowly crosses the Bight. The front will approach the west of Tasmania late Sunday before crossing the state on Monday. The flow will ease on Tuesday as another high moves over South Australia and extends a ridge just west of the state.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Possible drizzle about the northwest, otherwise fine and mostly sunny after areas of morning fog. Cool to cold at first with frost, then a cool to mild day. Light to moderate north to northeasterly winds.
Sunday 31 August
Cloud increasing with possible drizzle about the north. Fine elsewhere until showers develop about the southwest overnight. Cold inland at first then a cool to mild day, with moderate to fresh north to northwesterly winds.
Monday 1 September
Cloudy with showers statewide, clearing the north during the afternoon and evening. Showers falling as snow above 900 metres by late evening. A cool to cold day with light to moderate northerly winds tending moderate southerly.
Tuesday 2 September
Showers about the west, south and east, falling as snow above 600 metres. Mainly fine about the north. A cool to cold day with moderate south to southwesterly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Saturday.