Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Thursday 8 October 2015.
A ridge of high pressure will extend across Tasmania and waters south of the bight with the main high pressure system becoming centred over the Tasman Sea on Thursday. A broad low pressure trough will develop over Victoria on Friday and remain over the State on Saturday and Sunday. A cold front will approach Tasmania and western Victoria late on Sunday.
Forecast for the rest of Thursday
Dry and mostly sunny apart from isolated afternoon showers possible about the far eastern ranges, and over the far southwest at night. Warm in the north. Mild in the south. Light to moderate northeast to southeasterly winds.
Fire Danger - Generally low to moderate.
Friday 9 October
Isolated showers and thunderstorms developing, mainly near the central and eastern ranges and mostly during the afternoon. A warm day inland grading to hot over the northwest, with generally light northerly winds. Milder along the coastal fringe with afternoon sea breezes.
Saturday 10 October
Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Generally mild near the coast but warmer inland, grading to hot in the northwest. Partly cloudy with light winds with afternoon coastal sea breezes.
Sunday 11 October
Scattered showers, mainly in central and eastern districts. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Generally warm, grading to hot in the northwest. Partly cloudy with light to moderate north to northwesterly winds, tending west to southwesterly across the west.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EDT Thursday.