Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Thursday 28 July 2016.
A broad area of high pressure currently lies over the mainland, with the centre north of Adelaide slowly moving east. A cold front will cross Tasmania from the southwest tomorrow afternoon as the high moves north of the state and extends a ridge west of Tasmania. The ridge will cross the state early Saturday, with the high to then stall near the New South Wales coast on Saturday. A warm front will move over northwest Tasmania Saturday night, followed by a cold front Sunday morning then another ridge Sunday night. A complex area of low pressure will then move near the state on Monday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning north to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Friday 29 July
Gale Warning for Friday for Channel
- North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning west to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots in the middle of the day then becoming westerly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.
Saturday 30 July
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly during the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the evening.
Sunday 31 July
- North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then becoming north to northwesterly about 10 knots during the evening.
- Around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Monday 1 August
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- 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.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Friday.