Forecast issued at 4:07 pm EST on Friday 18 April 2014.
A high pressure system over the Bight will extend a ridge to the south this evening and move steadily east tomorrow. A cold front is expected to cross the state Sunday afternoon and early evening with another high to approach western Tasmania in the evening. A trough is expected to extend over Tasmania from the northwest during Monday as a low develops over the eastern Bight and moves southeastward. The low is expected to continue to move to the southeast during Tuesday as a high builds over SA.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Small Craft Alert for Friday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots.
Saturday 19 April
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to below 10 knots in the evening.
Sunday 20 April
- West to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming west to southwesterly about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
Monday 21 April
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Tuesday 22 April
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly during the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots during the afternoon.
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 Saturday.