No warnings for Tasmania
Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Friday 9 October 2015.
High pressure systems lie to the east and west of Tasmania. A trough near the northeast of the state will move away tonight, with another trough to develop over Bass Strait early tomorrow then extend over Tasmania during the day. A cold front will approach Tasmania on Sunday, crossing the state in the evening. An associated trough will linger near the northeast and Bass Strait on Monday, while a high over the Bight will extend a ridge over Tasmania later on Monday. This ridge is expected to persist through Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Fine and mostly clear, although becoming cloudy about the north and east coasts. Light winds.
Saturday 10 October
Light showers about the Bass Strait islands and the northwest coast, with the chance of showers developing over the remainder of the north in the afternoon. Mainly fine elsewhere. Light winds and afternoon coastal sea breezes.
Sunday 11 October
Showers developing in the west in the afternoon, becoming more frequent in the evening. Fine elsewhere apart from possible showers about the northeast in the morning and evening. Light winds becoming northwesterly in the afternoon, then shifting southwesterly in the evening.
Monday 12 October
Showers about the northeast and west, possibly extending to southern and central areas during the day. Fine elsewhere. South to southwesterly winds.
Tuesday 13 October
Fine and mostly sunny, apart from possible morning showers about the north. Light winds and afternoon sea breezes.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Saturday.