Forecast issued at 10:17 pm EST on Saturday 1 October 2016.
A low near the southwest coast of Tasmania will move away to the southeast this evening. The westerly flow over Tasmania will turn northerly on Sunday ahead of a cold front approaching from the west. The front will cross Tasmania late Sunday and early Monday, with a trough to follow later on Monday. Another cold front is expected to cross during Tuesday embedded in a generally westerly stream.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Westerly 20 to 25 knots.
- 2 to 2.5 metres.
- Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Partly cloudy.
Sunday 2 October
- West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting north to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the morning.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 90% chance of rain from late morning.
Monday 3 October
- Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the morning and to 25 to 35 knots during the afternoon.
- 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then increasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday.
- Westerly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Tuesday 4 October
- Northwesterly 25 to 35 knots, turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
- 3 to 4 metres.
- Westerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Cloudy. 90% 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.
Nearby Coastal Waters
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Sunday.