Forecast issued at 10:01 am EDT on Friday 31 October 2014.
A ridge of high pressure persists to the north of Tasmania, while a trough and cold front lie over the Bight and will approach during the day, with the associated low to the south to deepen. A north to northwesterly flow will be directed over the state before the trough crosses overnight, followed by the front on Saturday morning, bringing a cold westerly change. A second low is expected to pass to the south of the state early on Sunday, maintaining cold and windy conditions, before the approach of a high from the west during the day results in the southwesterly flow gradually moderating. The high is then expected to move past Tasmania during Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Small Craft Alert for Friday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day. Winds may reach up to 25 knots late this evening.
- Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Saturday 1 November
Small Craft Alert for Saturday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots before dawn.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers or snow.
Sunday 2 November
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 40% chance of snow showers.
Monday 3 November
- Southwesterly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly during the morning.
- 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 4:05 pm EDT Friday.