Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Saturday 8 March 2014.
A high centred to the east of Tasmania extends a weakening ridge to the Bight. A warm north to northeasterly airflow will freshen tomorrow as a weakening cold front crosses waters south of the Bight. The remnants of the front will move over Tasmania during Monday with a weak high pressure to form to the west. This high centre should move south of the state overnight then amalgamate with the high over the Tasman, with a return to warm northerly winds on Tuesday as another cold front approaches from the west. The front is expected to move across the state on Wednesday morning, clearing the northeast in the early afternoon.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Fine and partly cloudy until isolated showers develop about the northeast during the evening. Cool to mild with light to moderate east to northeasterly winds, locally fresh about the north and east coasts.
Sunday 9 March
Scattered showers about the north and upper east coast, mostly clearing by late afternoon. Fine and mostly sunny elsewhere. Cool to mild at first then warm day, locally hot about the west and south. Moderate north to northeasterly winds, fresh about the east and far northwest coasts.
Monday 10 March
Isolated showers developing about the west during the morning then extending to the remainder for a period during the afternoon. Mild at first then a warm to locally hot day. Moderate northerly winds, fresh about the west and east coasts, shifting west to northwesterly later in the day and easing.
Tuesday 11 March
Showers developing about the west and far south around midday with isolated showers extending to the remainder during the afternoon. Cool to mild at first then a warm to locally hot day. Light winds becoming moderate to fresh northerly during the afternoon.
Wednesday 12 March
Showers throughout, easing and contracting to the northeast during the morning and clearing during the evening. Cool to mild with moderate northerly winds shifting southwesterly during the morning.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Sunday.