Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Saturday 1 November 2014.
A cold front is crossing Tasmania while an associated low passes to the south of the state. The low will move away to the southeast of Tasmania during Sunday with a strong southwest flow easing as a high approaches from the northwest during the day. The high will pass to the north of Tasmania during Monday and lie to the northeast late evening as another cold front approaches the state across the Bight. This cold front will cross Tasmania later Tuesday, with a low to strengthen just east of the state during Wednesday as the next high moves towards the northwest late.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Showers about the west, south, central areas and the Bass Strait islands. Slight chance of showers elsewhere until early evening. Possible thunderstorms and hail in the west and far south. Snowfalls lowering to around 300 metres in the south. Cool to cold, with fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds.
Sunday 2 November
Showers about the west, south and central areas, easing later in the afternoon, with the slight chance of showers elsewhere. Possible thunderstorms and hail about the southwest and far south during the morning. Snowfalls to around 400 metres at first, retreating to around 900 metres during the afternoon. Locally very cold at first then a cold day, with fresh to strong and gusty 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 areas of frost, then a cool day. Light to moderate southwest to northwesterly winds and weak afternoon sea breezes.
Tuesday 4 November
Showers about the west and south, extending to the east late. Mainly fine elsewhere. Cold at first, with patchy frost, then a cool to mild day. Moderate to locally fresh northerly winds shifting southerly late in the evening.
Wednesday 5 November
Fine apart from showers about the northeast, clearing later in the afternoon and evening. Cold at first then cool to locally mild day, with light to moderate southerly winds becoming light and variable later in the evening.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Sunday.