Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Saturday 13 February 2016.
A northwesterly flow will strengthen over Tasmania today ahead of a cold front that will cross the state this evening, bringing a westerly airstream in its wake. A trough embedded in the westerly flow will cross the state during tomorrow. On Monday a more substantial cold front will cross Tasmania as a low pressure system moves to the south of the state. The low will direct a southwesterly flow over the state on Tuesday while it slowly moves away to the southeast.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly below 10 knots in the evening.
- Mostly sunny.
Sunday 14 February
Small Craft Alert for Sunday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Westerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Winds may reach up to 25 knots from the late morning until late afternoon.
- Partly cloudy.
Monday 15 February
- West to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the day.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Tuesday 16 February
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 40% 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 Saturday.