Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Friday 6 March 2015.
With the cold front now well east of Tasmania, southwesterly flow has eased and a weak ridge will move over the state this evening. A warm front will cross Tasmania early Saturday with a cold front to follow, embedded in a westerly stream. The stream will shift northwesterly on Sunday as yet another cold front approaches Tasmania late in the evening, expected to cross the state on Monday morning followed by a weak ridge in the evening. A weak high is expected to develop to the east of the state during Tuesday, while a cold front moves over the Bight late in the day.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Fine until showers develop about the far northwest late evening. Southwest to northwest winds, fresh about the north and east at first.
Saturday 7 March
Showers about the west, south and Bass Strait islands, easing by the evening. Mainly fine elsewhere. Fresh and gusty west to northwesterly winds.
Sunday 8 March
Mainly fine apart from showers in the west and about the north coast, increasing during the evening. Northwesterly winds, freshening during the afternoon.
Monday 9 March
Showers, contracting to the west, far south and northeast during the afternoon. Fresh northwesterly winds ahead of a westerly change.
Tuesday 10 March
Showers in the west. Fine elsewhere apart from possible morning showers about the northeast. Northwesterly winds.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Saturday.