Forecast issued at 4:09 pm EDT on Sunday 26 October 2014.
A trough lies over Tasmania, while a high is moving away to the southeast. Another trough extending from the mainland is expected to lie near King Island tonight, linked to a cold front which will approach from the west. Both features will cross Tasmania during Monday morning, with the associated complex low to remain well southwest of the state. Another front embedded in a strong westerly stream is expected to cross the state early Tuesday, with the lows tracking eastwards during the day, and yet another front embedded in the cold airflow during the afternoon. A high over the Bight will track slowly eastwards to be near Adelaide on Wednesday, then over Victoria while a weak warm front passes south of Tasmania. The high will persist to the north during Thursday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Monday 27 October
Small Craft Alert for Monday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and early afternoon.
Tuesday 28 October
- West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers or snow.
Wednesday 29 October
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly during the morning.
- Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Thursday 30 October
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning then increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day.
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 Monday.