Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EDT on Saturday 20 December 2014.
A ridge of high pressure lies to the north of Tasmania, while a weak cold front near the east coast will move away this evening. The high will move over the Tasman Sea tomorrow, directing a warmer northerly airflow over Tasmania, while a weak front will pass near the south of the state later in the day. The high will remain to the east of Tasmania on Monday, while a broad trough over the mainland will extend across Tasmania. On Tuesday the trough will move away to the east ahead of a cold front which will cross the state during day. A ridge will build over Tasmania on Wednesday, with another front to pass south of the Bight in the evening.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
The chance of showers about the east, otherwise fine. Southwesterly winds.
Sunday 21 December
Fine apart from showers about the west and far south during the afternoon and evening. Northerly winds shifting westerly later.
Monday 22 December
Mostly sunny apart from morning showers about the east coast. Showers developing about King Island in the afternoon and spreading to northwest and central districts during the evening. Light winds and afternoon sea breezes until northeasterlies develop in the east in the evening..
Tuesday 23 December
Showers, most likely during the afternoon. Northerly winds shifting westerly from afternoon.
Wednesday 24 December
Fine and partly cloudy, apart from the slight chance of showers about the north. Light west to northwesterly winds, turning easterly in the east in the afternoon.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Sunday.