Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Sunday 1 March 2015.
A high over the Bight moves eastward and directs a moderating southwesterly stream over Tasmania tonight. The high will be centred to the northeast of the state tomorrow with the stream becoming northerly during the morning. As a front approaches the southwest of the state late in the day, the stream will becoming northwesterly and strengthen, tending more westerly as the front crosses during Tuesday morning. A cold front, embedded in the westerly flow, will cross Tasmania on Wednesday with the stream turning southwesterly and strengthening late in the day. The westerly flow will be maintained on Thursday as another front approaches Tasmania from the southwest.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy.
Monday 2 March
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to northeasterly in the morning, then south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
- Around 1 metre, decreasing to 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to below 1 metre around midday.
Tuesday 3 March
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly early in the morning.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the early morning.
Wednesday 4 March
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly during the afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Thursday 5 March
- West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Partly 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 5:00 am EDT Monday.