Forecast issued at 5:01 am EDT on Sunday 26 October 2014.
A trough lies over Bass Strait while a high is centred just south of Tasmania. The high will move away to the southeast early today with the trough to linger about the north. Another trough extending from the mainland is expected to lie near King Island tonight, linked to a cold front which will approach from the west. Both features will cross Tasmania early Monday, with the associated complex low to remain well southwest of the state. Another front embedded in a strong westerly stream is expected late on Monday, with the lows tracking eastwards during Tuesday, and yet another front embedded in the cold airflow during the afternoon. A high over the Bight will track slowly eastwards to be near Adelaide on Wednesday, while a weak warm front passes south of Tasmania.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
- Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Monday 27 October
Small Craft Alert for Monday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Winds may reach up to 25 knots during the afternoon.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Tuesday 28 October
- West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers or snow.
Wednesday 29 October
- West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending westerly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
- Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
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 4:05 pm EDT Sunday.