Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Tuesday 1 December 2015.
A cold front crossing Tasmania will move away to the east this evening, as an associated low passes to the south of the state overnight. A strong westerly flow will persist tomorrow, ahead of a warm front that will cross Tasmania late in the evening. A ridge will extend to the north of Tasmania on Thursday, then shift south over the state during Friday as a high becomes established over the Tasman Sea. A cold front will weaken as it moves over the south of Tasmania on Saturday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Small Craft Alert for Tuesday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds may reach up to 25 knots late this evening.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Wednesday 2 December
Small Craft Alert for Wednesday for Central Plateau Lakes
- West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers or snow.
Thursday 3 December
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the early morning.
Friday 4 December
- West to northwesterly below 10 knots.
- Partly cloudy.
Saturday 5 December
- West to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming southwesterly during the morning, and south to southeasterly during the evening.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
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 Wednesday.