Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Thursday 23 October 2014.
A high will move past the south of Tasmania today before linking with a broad area of high pressure over the Tasman Sea on Friday. A trough will move over Tasmania later Friday as a cold front approaches the west. This front will cross southern Tasmania during Saturday, with the next high to move to the southwest of the state in the evening then to the east during Sunday. Northerly winds will freshen over Tasmania on Sunday as a trough and cold front approach the west late evening.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
- Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Friday 24 October
- Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
Saturday 25 October
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
- Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Sunday 26 October
- Easterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the day.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- 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 Thursday.