Forecast issued at 10:03 am EDT on Tuesday 23 December 2014.
A high over New Zealand directs a humid northeasterly airstream over much of Tasmania, while a trough extends over Tasmania from mainland Australia. The trough will move to the east of the state as a cold front crosses during today, with the front to weaken and linger about the northeast late today then move over Bass Strait tomorrow. A narrow ridge will then extend over Tasmania early tomorrow. Another cold front will approach the state on Thursday, crossing overnight into Friday with a weak ridge to extend over the state later on Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly in the late afternoon.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening.
Wednesday 24 December
- West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly in the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the morning and early afternoon.
Thursday 25 December
- North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly during the evening.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Friday 26 December
- Southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
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 4:05 pm EDT Tuesday.