Forecast issued at 10:17 pm EST on Saturday 1 October 2016.
A low near the southwest coast of Tasmania will move away to the southeast this evening. The westerly flow over Tasmania will turn northerly on Sunday ahead of a cold front approaching from the west. The front will cross Tasmania late Sunday and early Monday, with a trough to follow later on Monday. Further cold fronts are expected to cross during Tuesday and Wednesday embedded in a generally westerly stream.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots.
- Partly cloudy.
Sunday 2 October
Small Craft Alert for Sunday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning, mainly northwesterly, then northerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day. Winds may reach up to 25 knots in the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 90% chance of rain in the afternoon and evening.
Monday 3 October
- Northerly 10 to 20 knots tending northwesterly early in the morning then increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early afternoon.
Tuesday 4 October
- Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the day.
- Cloudy. 70% chance of showers or snow.
Wednesday 5 October
- Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers or snow.
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 Sunday.