Forecast issued at 10:06 am EDT on Wednesday 22 October 2014.
A high to the east of Tasmania will move slowly eastwards as a trough and weakening cold front cross the state later today. On Thursday, a new high will move past the south of Tasmania to be over the Tasman Sea early Friday. A complex area of low pressure near Adelaide is expected to move into Victoria late on Friday and extend another trough over Tasmania as another front approaches the west. The front and trough will move to the east of the state early on Saturday to be replaced by a ridge extending from another high centred over the Bight.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- North to northeasterly 5 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly around 10 knots in the middle of the day then tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots from late afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny morning. 40% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.
Thursday 23 October
- Southerly 10 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly around 10 knots in the morning then tending northeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the evening.
- Around 1 metre, decreasing to below 1 metre during the morning.
- Cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the early morning.
Friday 24 October
- North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
- Below 0.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Saturday 25 October
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- Below 1 metre.
- 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 Wednesday.