Forecast issued at 4:07 pm EST on Friday 25 April 2014.
A high pressure system to the east of Tasmania will continue to move away to the east tonight as a strong cold front approaches from the west, crossing the state Saturday morning with another high then expected just to the northwest tomorrow night. This high will slowly move east on Sunday, extending a ridge over Tasmania as it moves through Bass Strait. Another strong cold front will pass over the Bight on Monday before crossing Tasmania during Tuesday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Small Craft Alert for Friday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Saturday 26 April
Small Craft Alert for Saturday for Central Plateau Lakes
- North to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then south to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Sunday 27 April
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the morning then becoming north to northwesterly in the middle of the day.
Monday 28 April
- Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Tuesday 29 April
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to southwesterly below 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.