Forecast issued at 5:40 am EST on Wednesday 26 April 2017.
A vigorous cold front is crossing Tasmania on Wednesday morning. A cold south to southwesterly airstream will follow, with a ridge of high pressure to extend to the south of Tasmania late in the day then move over the state on Thursday. A weak front will pass just to the south of Tasmania during Thursday, then a west to southwesterly flow will continue through Friday. A high over the Bight will extend a ridge over the state on Saturday afternoon.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, becoming less likely this morning. The chance of fog early this morning. Snow possible above 800 metres. Possible hail in the late morning and afternoon. Areas of frost later tonight. Winds southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 7 and 12.
Sun protection not recommended, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]
Thursday 27 April
Partly cloudy. Patches of morning frost. The chance of fog in the early morning. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 1 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 14.
Friday 28 April
Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17.
Saturday 29 April
Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the morning. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 15.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:25 pm EST Wednesday.