Forecast issued at 10:07 am EDT on Wednesday 26 October 2016.
A westerly stream will develop over Tasmania today, as a frontal band that crossed Tasmania this morning moves away to the east. Another front will move over the state this evening, bringing a colder southerly stream on Thursday, however this will be short lived as a high over the Bight approaches Tasmania. The high will lie over northern Tasmania on Friday, with further centres to the northwest, then consolidate to the northeast late in the evening. As the high moves slowly over the Tasman Sea on Saturday, a northerly stream will freshen.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the evening.
Thursday 27 October
- Southwesterly 10 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the south, tending south to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Mostly sunny. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early morning.
Friday 28 October
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Saturday 29 October
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon, then north to northeasterly during the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Mostly sunny.
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.