Forecast issued at 10:01 am EST on Thursday 24 April 2014.
A cold front is crossing the state this morning, shifting the winds to a colder southwesterly. A high will move to the north of Tasmania later tomorrow, extending a ridge over the state, then move out over the Tasman Sea on Friday morning. Another cold front is expected to approach Tasmania from the west on Friday evening, then cross the state on Saturday morning again bringing a colder southwest change.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Central North Coast
- Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the afternoon, then decreasing below 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Westerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Friday 25 April
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Westerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around dawn.
Saturday 26 April
- North to northwesterly 25 to 35 knots tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the evening.
- Westerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore later in the day.
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.