Forecast issued at 4:06 pm EST on Thursday 17 April 2014.
A ridge of high pressure is moving away to the east of Tasmania. A cold front will decay near the west coast tonight, with a more significant cold front to cross Tasmania tomorrow, bringing a cooler southwesterly flow in its wake. A ridge of high pressure, associated with a high over northern Victoria, will move across Tasmania later on Saturday, followed by another cold front expected to cross the state on Sunday. A high will approach western Tasmania late on Sunday, then move out to the east of the state on Monday morning. A trough will extend over Tasmania from the northwest during Monday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Northeasterly about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly in the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
Friday 18 April
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Saturday 19 April
- West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending west to northwesterly below 10 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday, then below 0.5 metres by early evening.
Sunday 20 April
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending westerly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the day.
Monday 21 April
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- 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.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Friday.