Forecast issued at 5:01 am EDT on Sunday 23 November 2014.
A broad ridge of high pressure will extend over Tasmania this morning, then move away to the east later in the day, as a weak high passes to the north and a cold front crosses waters south of Western Australia. The cold front will cross the state tomorrow afternoon and early evening, with an associated low to pass to the south at night. A trough will cross Tasmania early Tuesday with a cold front to approach from the southwest later in the day. The front should then cross the state early on Wednesday morning with a strengthening high over the Bight to slowly approach Tasmania later in the day.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending northeasterly in the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.
Monday 24 November
- Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly in the late evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of rain.
Tuesday 25 November
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- Around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Wednesday 26 November
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 60% 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 EDT Sunday.