Forecast issued at 10:01 pm EST on Wednesday 1 July 2015.
A cold front will cross Tasmania this evening, with a cold and vigorous southwesterly stream to follow on Thursday as a high builds over the Bight. The high will move to the north of Tasmania on Friday, ahead of another approaching cold front which will cross the state early on Saturday. A low will then move to the south of the Bight on Sunday, with a associated warm front to cross the west of Tasmania early morning while the low is expected to approach the southwest the state during the evening.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Small Craft Alert for Wednesday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
- Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Thursday 2 July
Small Craft Alert for Thursday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly early in the morning. Winds may reach up to 25 knots in the late morning and afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of snow showers.
Friday 3 July
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower at night.
Saturday 4 July
- West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the afternoon.
- Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Sunday 5 July
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
- 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 5:00 am EST Thursday.