Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Friday 24 October 2014.
A high over the Tasman Sea coupled with a trough over Victoria will bring a northeasterly flow across the state. The trough will move over Tasmania later today as a cold front approaches the west. The front will cross Tasmania early Saturday and weaken, with the next high to move to the southwest of the state in the evening then to the southeast during Sunday. Northerly winds will freshen over Tasmania on Sunday as a trough and cold front approach the west late evening, crossing the state early Monday as winds shift fresh to strong westerly.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- North to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots shifting west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
Saturday 25 October
- South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming variable below 10 knots in the late evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the early morning.
Sunday 26 October
- Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Monday 27 October
- North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to northwesterly during the morning.
- Below 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 70% 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 4:05 pm EDT Friday.