Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Tuesday 28 March 2017.
A west to northwesterly flow over Tasmania will strengthen tomorrow ahead of a cold front that will cross the state in the afternoon and evening. A trough will weaken over western Tasmania early on Thursday, while a high over the Bight slowly extends a ridge towards the state later in the day. The ridge will move to the east of Tasmania on Friday, as the next front approaches from the west. The front will cross the state on Saturday morning with a ridge redeveloping rapidly by the evening.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
- Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 29 March
Small Craft Alert for Wednesday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly below 10 knots in the evening. Winds may reach up to 25 knots during the day.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
Thursday 30 March
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Friday 31 March
- West to northwesterly below 10 knots.
- Mostly sunny.
Saturday 1 April
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 60% 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 EDT Wednesday.