Forecast issued at 10:01 pm EST on Thursday 31 July 2014.
A very deep and complex low pressure system well south of Tasmania is slowly moving east, with an associated cold front currently over Tasmania to move over Bass Strait tonight. A vigorous west to northwesterly stream will persist over the state until tomorrow morning when the final cold front will see winds shift very cold southwesterly. Winds should then gradually ease tomorrow night and during Saturday as a high moves from the Bight region to western New South Wales. The high should then become slow moving over southern New South wales on Sunday, as another high move south of Western Australia. Both highs will then slowly continue east on Monday, while maintaining a broad ridge to the north of Tasmania.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Small Craft Alert for Thursday for Central Plateau Lakes
- West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots.
Friday 1 August
Small Craft Alert for Friday for Central Plateau Lakes
- West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Saturday 2 August
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Sunday 3 August
- West to northwesterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Monday 4 August
- West to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots.
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 Friday.