Forecast issued at 10:39 pm EST on Saturday 27 August 2016.
A cold front will cross Tasmania overnight, then remain near the northeast of the state tomorrow as it weakens. A ridge will extend over Tasmania later on Sunday and slowly move eastwards on Monday, while cradling a broad area of low pressure as it moves over the Bight. The low will weaken to a trough during Tuesday, with a northerly stream to develop over Tasmania directed by a high in the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Central North Coast
- Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Westerly below 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 50% chance of showers inshore, 20% chance elsewhere.
Sunday 28 August
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Central North Coast
- West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots, shifting southwesterly 10 to 20 knots in the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then to below 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
- 70% chance of showers in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.
Monday 29 August
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Westerly around 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.
Tuesday 30 August
- East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the evening.
- West to northwesterly below 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Sunday.