Forecast issued at 4:06 pm EDT on Wednesday 4 March 2015.
A cold front will cross Tasmania overnight, with a fresh southwesterly stream to follow tomorrow. The stream will tend westerly tomorrow afternoon as weak ridge moves over the state, ahead of another front which will cross Tasmania early on Friday as a low develops over the southern Tasman Sea. This low will move away to the east during Friday, with a ridge to move over the state during the day as a front builds over the Bight. This front will cross Tasmania on Saturday with a westerly stream to develop in its wake. The stream will shift northwesterly on Sunday as yet another front approaches Tasmania late in the evening.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Small Craft Alert for Wednesday for Central Plateau Lakes
- West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
- Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Thursday 5 March
Small Craft Alert for Thursday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly in the early afternoon. Winds may reach up to 25 knots from the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers or snow.
Friday 6 March
- West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming west to northwesterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers in the early morning.
Saturday 7 March
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly below 10 knots during the day.
- Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Sunday 8 March
- West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly during the morning.
- Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.
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 Thursday.