Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Monday 20 October 2014.
A high will move to the east of Tasmania tonight and remain stationary tomorrow. A weakening cold front and trough will approach from the west during Wednesday and cross the state overnight into Thursday morning. A new high will move past the south of Tasmania during the remainder of Thursday with a trough remaining over Victoria. The high moves slowly to the east on Friday with a low developing in the trough over Victoria and extending the trough over Tasmania late in the day as another cold front approaches from the southwest.
Forecast for the rest of Monday
Fine and mostly clear. Light to moderate south to southeasterly winds, tending east to northeasterly about the north coast.
Tuesday 21 October
Fine and mostly sunny. Cold at first with patchy frost, then a cool day. Light to moderate northeasterly winds fresh to strong about the northwest and tending more northerly about the east during the afternoon and evening.
Wednesday 22 October
Fine and mostly sunny before showers develop during the afternoon, more likely about the south. Cold at first then a mild day, locally warm in the south. Moderate north to northeasterly winds, fresh about the east and northwest coasts, shifting southerly about the west late in the evening.
Thursday 23 October
Showers about the south and east, mostly cloudy elsewhere. Cool to cold at first, then a cool to mild day, with moderate south to southeasterly winds.
Friday 24 October
Showers about the east, developing about the west and south in the evening. Cool to cold at first, then a cool to mild day, with light winds and afternoon coastal sea breezes.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Tuesday.