Forecast issued at 10:01 pm EDT on Thursday 5 December 2013.
A southwesterly stream over Tasmania will continue as a trough lags over northern parts, and a high builds over the western Bight. A weak front is expected to pass over and south of the state tomorrow morning, while the high tracks over South Australia. On Saturday the high will move over Victoria and then away to the east at night, bringing a northerly flow over Tasmania, as a cold front crosses the Bight. The stream will freshen on Sunday ahead of the cold front, expected to cross during the afternoon with a westerly flow in its wake. A weak trough is expected to develop over eastern Tasmania on Monday, ahead of an approaching front.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Southwesterly 5 to 15 knots.
Friday 6 December
- Southwesterly 10 to 20 knots.
Saturday 7 December
- Variable below 10 knots.
Sunday 8 December
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the morning then turning west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Monday 9 December
- West to northwesterly about 10 knots.
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 Friday.