Tasmania Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

Weather Situation

A weak cold front over Tasmania will move to the east tonight, in a westerly flow, as a high moves south of South Australia. The high will move to the northwest of Tasmania during Wednesday and weaken while a new high centre will develop east of the state. This high will track eastwards over the Tasman Sea during Thursday. The next cold front will approach the west of Tasmania late Thursday before weakening and crossing the state early Friday as a ridge extends to the north. Another cold front will cross Tasmania later Saturday with westerly winds shifting southerly.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Showers about the west and south, and possibly the east coast. Snowfalls lowering to around 800 metres in the southwest during the evening. Fresh and gusty westerly winds gradually easing.

Wednesday 24 October

Showers about the west and south, mainly during the morning. Snowfalls to around 800 metres in the far south early then rising. Fine elsewhere with local early frost. Mainly light westerly winds and afternoon sea breezes.

Thursday 25 October

Showers developing about the west from late morning then extending to the far south in the evening. Fine elsewhere. Northwest to southwesterly winds, with afternoon sea breezes.

Friday 26 October

Showers about the west and south, easing during the afternoon. Fine elsewhere. West to southwesterly winds.

Saturday 27 October

Mainly fine in the central north. Showers elsewhere, easing during the evening. Westerly winds tending southerly and strengthening later in the day.

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

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