Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 17 January 2017.
A cold front is slowly crossing Tasmania during this afternoon and evening. A southwesterly stream will follow on Wednesday, then a high south of the Bight will extend a ridge over Tasmania late Wednesday. The ridge will move across Tasmania to the east on Thursday, then early on Friday morning a trough will extend over the state from a complex area of low pressure moving over Victoria and New South Wales. The trough is expected to move away to the east late on Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Westerly below 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Wednesday 18 January
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Central North Coast
- West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
- Westerly around 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore in the early morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Thursday 19 January
- South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower at night.
Friday 20 January
- Easterly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
- Northeasterly below 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.
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 EDT Wednesday.