Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Friday 28 October 2016.
A high to the northeast is extending a ridge over northern Tasmania today. A northerly stream will develop over Tasmania on Saturday as the high slowly moves eastwards over the Tasman Sea. The stream will strengthen early Sunday, before a cold front crosses Tasmania during Sunday afternoon bringing a change to cooler westerly winds. The westerly stream will continue on Monday and Tuesday, with a cold front expected to cross Tasmania during Tuesday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Northwesterly about 10 knots.
Saturday 29 October
Small Craft Alert for Saturday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Winds may reach up to 25 knots late in the evening.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower at night.
Sunday 30 October
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the middle of the day then tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers or snow, with possible hail at night. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and early afternoon.
Monday 31 October
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers or snow, with possible hail in the morning.
Tuesday 1 November
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers or snow.
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 EDT Saturday.