Forecast issued at 10:01 pm EST on Tuesday 29 July 2014.
A series of active cold fronts and troughs will cross Tasmania this week, with associated lows passing to the south of the state. A vigorous west to northwesterly stream will persist through to early Friday when another cold front will see winds shift southwesterly and gradually ease as a high moves over the Bight. A trough will weaken over Tasmania early Saturday with a ridge of high pressure to extend over the state later in the day as the high moves towards Victoria.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Small Craft Alert for Tuesday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Westerly 25 to 30 knots.
Wednesday 30 July
Small Craft Alert for Wednesday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Westerly 25 to 30 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Thursday 31 July
- Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots before dawn then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
Friday 1 August
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning then tending southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Saturday 2 August
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here. 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 EST Wednesday.