Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Friday 31 October 2014.
A low and associated cold front are approaching Tasmania overnight and crossing the state during the morning, bringing a cold westerly change. The low is expected to pass south of the state early on Sunday with a high approaching from the west during the day. The high is expected to move across Tasmania during Monday as another cold front approaches the state across the Bight. This cold front is expected to cross the state late on Tuesday.
Forecast for the rest of Friday
Cloudy with showers about the west and north, with possible thunderstorms about the west. A slight chance of showers about the remainder. A cool day with fresh to strong north to northwesterly winds.
Saturday 1 November
Statewide showers, less likely about the east. Possible thunderstorms and hail in the west and far south during the afternoon and evening. Highland snowfalls gradually lowering to 300 metres in the south by evening. Cool to cold with fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds.
Sunday 2 November
Showers about western, southern and central areas, with the slight chance of showers elsewhere. Isolated thunderstorms and hail about the west and far south during the morning. Snowfalls to around 300 metres at first, retreating to 900 metres during the afternoon. Locally very cold at first then a cold day with fresh to strong southwesterly winds gradually easing.
Monday 3 November
Fine apart from morning showers about the west and far south. Cold to very cold at first with patchy frost, then a cool day with generally light winds.
Tuesday 4 November
A mainly fine morning, then a medium chance of showers in the west with a slight chance elsewhere. Cold at first, then cool to mild with moderate to fresh northerly winds, shifting southerly late in the evening.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Saturday.