Forecast issued at 5:01 am EDT on Sunday 8 December 2013.
A ridge of high pressure is moving away to the east of Tasmania and directing a northerly airflow across the state ahead of a cold front that will cross during the afternoon and evening. A trough will linger about the east of the state into tomorrow with another cold front to approach the west late in the day. This front is then expected to cross Tasmania early on Tuesday, with a low to pass to the south during the day and an associated trough to cross the state in the evening. A further cold front is then expected to approach the west of the state late on Wednesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Small Craft Alert for Sunday for Central Plateau Lakes
- Northerly 10 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day. Winds may reach up to 25 knots during this afternoon.
Monday 9 December
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Tuesday 10 December
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
Wednesday 11 December
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots becoming northwesterly about 10 knots during the evening.
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 Sunday.