Forecast issued at 10:25 am EST on Saturday 30 April 2016.
A freshening northwesterly flow over Tasmania today, with a cold front to approach from the west tonight. A low is expected to develop on the front early tomorrow, with the system to cross the state during the day. The low will deepen as it moves away to the southeast of Tasmania tomorrow evening. Northwesterly winds will increase over Tasmania again on Monday ahead of another cold front expected to reach the west coast late on Monday, then cross the state on Tuesday morning.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Northerly 10 to 20 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
Sunday 1 May
Gale Warning for Sunday for Derwent Estuary
- Northerly 10 to 20 knots turning westerly 25 to 35 knots in the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm around midday.
Monday 2 May
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Tuesday 3 May
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
- Around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 80% 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 EST Saturday.