Forecast issued at 10:23 am EST on Thursday 2 October 2014.
A cold front will cross Tasmania today, with fresh to strong westerly winds tending southwesterly, as a high over the eastern Bight slowly moves eastwards. The high will pass to the north of Tasmania on Friday, to lie to the northeast by Friday evening. A cold front will approach Tasmania from the west during Saturday, crossing in the early hours of Sunday morning, with another high to move over the state Sunday evening.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1 to 2 metres.
Friday 3 October
- West to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots becoming south to southwesterly about 10 knots in the middle of the day then southeast to northeasterly in the late afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Saturday 4 October
- North to northwesterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
Sunday 5 October
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
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 Thursday.