• A ridge of high pressure over Tasmania with the associated high to cross Wednesday, then track eastwards on Thursday. An intense low over the Tasman Sea to move eastwards. Cold fronts to cross early and late Friday.

• Mininum temperatures this morning were mostly 3 to 5 degrees below average, and 8 degrees below at Strahan. Mt Read had its lowest minimum temp of -5.3 deg, and Strahan -2.3 being the lowest August temp.

• Very chilly nights tonight and Wednesday night, with widespread morning frost.

• Current warnings:
A Strong Wind Warning is current for eastern coastal waters from the northern tip of Flinders Island to Wineglass Bay.
A Road Weather Alert is current warning of snow covered roads above 500 metres, and ice on susceptible Tasmanian roads during Tuesday, and will be issued for ice on roads Wednesday morning.

• Today’s state forecast: Showers about the south and east, mainly coastal, falling as snow above 600 metres, otherwise fine. Very cold at first with widespread frost. South to southeasterly winds.

• The next few days will see rain develop about the northwest Thursday afternoon, to extend statewide during the evening. A cold front to cross on Friday will bring statewide rain with the highest falls in the northwest of 20-40mm.

All Tasmania warnings are updated regularly at: http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/warnings/