No warnings for Tasmania
Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Friday 25 July 2014.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will slowly continue eastwards over the next few days, while a shallow low pressure system just west of King Island will cross Bass Strait overnight and tomorrow morning, with a cold front then expected just west of the Bight tomorrow night. This front will then dissipate over Tasmania on Sunday night, with a stronger cold front to then move over the Bight later on Monday before passing near the south of the state on Tuesday while a very deep low passes well south of the Bight.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Showers about the east coast and the north, with isolated thunderstorms about the east, Bass Strait and the far northwest. Fine elsewhere. Generally cool with light winds.
Saturday 26 July
Showers about the north contracting to the far northeast during the morning then clearing, otherwise fine apart from morning fog patches until isolated showers develop in the west during the afternoon. Possible thunderstorms about the northeast. Cool to cold with light winds.
Sunday 27 July
Showers about the west, extending to the north by midday. Remaining fine elsewhere. Cool to cold at first, then a cool to mild day. Moderate to fresh north to northwesterly winds.
Monday 28 July
Showers about the north and west, mainly fine elsewhere. Generally cool with moderate to fresh northwesterly winds.
Tuesday 29 July
Showers about the north and west, extending statewide in the morning, then generally clearing the central east during the afternoon. Cool with fresh to strong northwesterly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Saturday.