Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 29 April 2017.
A southwesterly stream with an embedded cold front will be the main influence over Tasmania today. A high over the Bight will extend a ridge over the state in the evening, before the high tracks to the north during Sunday. As the high settles over the northern Tasman Sea early Monday, a vigorous cold front will approach Tasmania. The front will cross the state during the afternoon, with a cold southwesterly flow in its wake, to persist throughout Tuesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly in the early afternoon then becoming variable below 10 knots in the late evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then below 1 metre later in the evening.
- Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower this morning.
Sunday 30 April
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly during the afternoon, then northwesterly again late in the evening.
- Below 0.5 metres.
Monday 1 May
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots tending northwesterly during the day.
- Around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Tuesday 2 May
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the day.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EST Saturday.