Forecast issued at 10:29 am EST on Tuesday 4 August 2015.
A westerly stream will strengthen later today as a cold front approaches, then crosses Tasmania during the evening. A very cold and active southwesterly stream will follow during Wednesday, then ease on Thursday as a high crosses the Bight. The high will extend a weak ridge over Tasmania while a weak front passes to the south. The high is expected to move over Victoria during Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
- Around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers tonight, with possible hail.
Wednesday 5 August
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay
- Westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots early morning then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail.
Thursday 6 August
- Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning then becoming westerly about 10 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Friday 7 August
- West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to below 10 knots during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 40% 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 Tuesday.