Forecast issued at 5:06 am EDT on Thursday 19 January 2017.
A high close to the south of the state will gradually move out to the east during the afternoon today. Early on Friday morning a trough will extend over Tasmania from a complex area of low pressure moving over Victoria. The low is expected to pass near Flinders Island during Friday, before moving away to the east in the evening. A westerly stream will follow on Saturday, as a high over the Bight extends a ridge to the north of Tasmania, with the high moving to the east of the state during Sunday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy.
Friday 20 January
- Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.
Saturday 21 January
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly during the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Sunday 22 January
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots for a time in the afternoon.
- 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 4:05 pm EDT Thursday.