Forecast updated at 11:48 am EST on Saturday 30 May 2015.
A ridge of high pressure lies over the southern mainland, while strong and gusty west to northwesterly winds will develop over Tasmania this morning ahead of a cold front that will cross the state in the afternoon. Another cold front will cross Tasmania on Sunday as an associated low passes to the south of the state, with the stream tending cold southwesterly as a high builds over the Bight. The high will move slowly eastwards on Monday before stalling on Tuesday maintaining a southwesterly flow, with a trough to cross Tasmania early Monday morning.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Gale Warning for Saturday for Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay
- Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 35 knots in the middle of the day then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Sunday 31 May
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 30 knots before turning west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Monday 1 June
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Tuesday 2 June
- West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Cloudy. 50% 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.