Forecast issued at 10:23 am EST on Thursday 2 October 2014.
A cold front will cross Tasmania today, with fresh to strong westerly winds tending southwesterly, as a high over the eastern Bight slowly moves eastwards. The high will pass to the north of Tasmania on Friday, to lie to the northeast by Friday evening. A cold front will approach Tasmania from the west during Saturday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Central North Coast
- Westerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the afternoon. Winds turning southwesterly in the evening.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.
Friday 3 October
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning, becoming variable about 10 knots later in the morning then west to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Saturday 4 October
- North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending west to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- Westerly below 1 metre.
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 4:05 pm EST Thursday.