Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Thursday 8 December 2016.
A cold front over Tasmania and a deep low near the southwest coast will move away to the east tonight, leaving a cooler, strong and gusty southwesterly flow. This will persist tomorrow as a high moves over the Bight, then will gradually ease in the evening. The high will become almost stationary over the eastern Bight on Saturday, then move over Tasmania on Sunday bringing light winds and mostly settled conditions. On Monday the high will be positioned over the Tasman Sea while a cold front crosses the Bight.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Small Craft Alert for Thursday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the late evening.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Friday 9 December
Small Craft Alert for Friday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers or snow.
Saturday 10 December
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the afternoon and early evening.
Sunday 11 December
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly during the evening.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Monday 12 December
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
- Mostly sunny.
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.