Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Wednesday 1 October 2014.
A high lies over the Bight ,while a cold front moves over waters to the south of the Bight. The front will cross Tasmania tomorrow as the high slowly moves eastwards. The high will pass to the north of Tasmania on Friday and away to the northeast by Friday evening. A cold front will approach the west of the state during Saturday, crossing in the early hours of Sunday morning. Another high will then move over Tasmania during Sunday evening.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Showers about the west. Fine and partly cloudy elsewhere. Cool with moderate to fresh westerly winds.
Thursday 2 October
Scattered showers about the western, central and southern areas, contracting to the west and far south by evening, then clearing late. Partly cloudy elsewhere. Cool with fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds, shifting southwesterly during the afternoon and easing late.
Friday 3 October
Fine and mostly sunny. Cold at first, then a cool to cold day. Moderate southwesterly winds, becoming light during the afternoon.
Saturday 4 October
Isolated showers about western, central and southern districts, increasing in the west during the evening. Partly cloudy elsewhere. Cold at first, then a cool to mild day with light to moderate northwesterly winds strengthening during the afternoon and evening.
Sunday 5 October
Showers about western, central and southern districts, contracting to the west during the morning then clearing in the afternoon. Fine and partly cloudy elsewhere. Cold at first, then a cool to cold day. Moderate to fresh west to southwesterly winds, locally strong and gusty at first, gradually easing.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Thursday.