Tasmania Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Tuesday 26 September 2017.

Weather Situation

A high over Victoria directs a westerly stream over Tasmania today that will shift northerly early on Wednesday as the high moves into the Tasman Sea. An area of low pressure over the Bight is expected to move towards Tasmania during Wednesday, crossing the state overnight then moving east of Tasmania early on Thursday. A weak front will cross the state Thursday evening embedded in the westerly flow before winds strengthen and tend west to northwesterly on Friday ahead of another cold front. The cold front is expected to cross the state early on Saturday, with a gusty conditions continuing through the day in the westerly flow.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Light showers about the west and far south. Mainly fine elsewhere. Westerly winds.

Wednesday 27 September

Showers about the northwest extending to the west and north during the morning, then extending statewide during the day. Possible late evening thunderstorms about the north and west. Morning frost. Light winds becoming northerly and freshening during the day.

Thursday 28 September

Showers about the north, west and south, contracting to the west in the morning. Fresh and gusty westerly winds.

Friday 29 September

Showers about the west, far south and Bass Strait islands, extending to the north in the afternoon. West to northwesterly winds, becoming fresh and gusty during the afternoon.

Saturday 30 September

Statewide showers contracting to the west and far south in the morning and extending into the south in the evening. Showers falling as snow to 600m in the evening. Fresh and gusty southwest to westerly winds.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Wednesday.

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