Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Thursday 27 October 2016.
A trough will linger about northern Tasmania today as a ridge extends over the remainder of the state. The main high centre will lie to the northeast of Tasmania on Friday, with the ridge moving to the north during the day. A northerly stream will develop over the state on Saturday as the high moves slowly over the Tasman Sea and a cold front crosses the Bight. The front will cross Tasmania during Sunday, with fresh to strong northerly winds shifting westerly.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Light showers about the west, south and east. Mainly fine elsewhere. Snow to around 800 metres during the morning, slowly rising. Fresh south to southwesterly winds, easing during the evening.
Friday 28 October
Fine, apart from the chance of light showers in the north and southwest. West to northwesterly winds.
Saturday 29 October
Fine, apart from the chance of showers in the northeast. North to northeasterly winds.
Sunday 30 October
Showers about the north and west, extending statewide during the morning. Fresh and gusty north to northwesterly winds tending west to southwesterly during the evening.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Thursday.