Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Saturday 10 December 2016.
An almost stationary high over the eastern Bight extends a ridge to the north of Tasmania, directing a westerly stream over the state. A weak cold front will clip the south of the state at night, and on Sunday the high will drift over Tasmania before moving away to the northeast on Monday, resulting in settled conditions. Hot northwesterly winds will develop on Tuesday and a trough to the north should extend over Tasmania during the afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots.
- Around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Sunday 11 December
- Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the early morning.
Monday 12 December
- Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- Partly cloudy.
Tuesday 13 December
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 40% 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.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Saturday.