Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Monday 2 February 2015.
A high over the Bight will remain almost stationary, maintaining a southwesterly stream over Tasmania. The stream will freshen during Tuesday as a cold front approaches from the southwest, then crosses the state during the evening. The high will then slowly track eastwards during Wednesday and Thursday, extending a ridge over Tasmania, with a weak centre developing over the state, and the main centre lying to the southwest.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Tuesday 3 February
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the evening.
Wednesday 4 February
- South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Thursday 5 February
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy.
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 Monday.