Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Monday 29 August 2016.
A high to the northeast is extending a ridge over Tasmania, while a broad area of low pressure moves slowly over the Bight. The low will weaken to a trough during Tuesday and a northerly stream will develop over Tasmania as the high moves over the Tasman Sea. The trough will cross Tasmania during Wednesday, with the flow tending westerly, before another trough moves over the state on Thursday. The flow becomes lighter on Friday as a weak ridge moves over the state.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
- Variable below 10 knots.
Tuesday 30 August
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
- Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the early morning with reduced visibility. 90% chance of rain in the afternoon and evening.
Wednesday 31 August
- Northerly about 10 knots becoming westerly in the morning.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon.
Thursday 1 September
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Friday 2 September
- West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming southerly during the morning then becoming east to northeasterly during the day.
- Partly cloudy. 30% 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 EST Tuesday.