Scattered showers, mainly near the coast and along the ranges ahead of a band of rain associated with a cold front reaching the west during the afternoon and crossing the remainder of the State by the late evening. Local thunderstorms possible near the front and about the coast to follow. Local hail developing by evening in southern and mountain areas. Snowfalls above 1100 metres, lowering to 700 metres during the evening. A cool to cold day with moderate to fresh north to northwesterly winds strengthening to locally reach gale force later in the afternoon then shifting squally westerly from the west during the late afternoon and evening.