Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 1 August 2015.
A cold front will cross Tasmania this morning, with a fresh to strong westerly flow in its wake. The next cold front will cross Tasmania during Sunday, with another cold front to cross the state early Monday bringing a very cold southwesterly flow. Winds will shift westerly on Tuesday as a deep low passes well to the south of Tasmania and yet another cold front moves across the state late in the day.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Showers statewide, mostly contracting to the west and south during the afternoon. Snowfalls lowering to around 400 metres during the morning before rising later in the day. Isolated thunderstorms and possible hail about the west and south. Fresh to locally strong and gusty northwesterly winds shifting westerly during the morning.
Sunday 2 August
Showers about the west, north and far south, extending statewide for a time in the late morning and afternoon. Snowfalls lowering to around 400 metres in the south later in the day. Fresh to locally strong and gusty west to northwesterly winds.
Monday 3 August
Showers, contracting to western, southern and central areas from late morning with possible hail. Snowfalls to 200 to 300 metres in the northeast and to 100 metres or less in the west and south, gradually rising during the day. Fresh and gusty west to southwesterly winds.
Tuesday 4 August
Showers in the west and far south, spreading to northern, central and southern areas in the afternoon and evening. Mainly fine about the east coast. Snowfalls to 800 metres in the southwest. Fresh and gusty west to northwesterly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Saturday.