Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Saturday 1 August 2015.
A cold front will cross Tasmania this morning, with a fresh to strong westerly flow in its wake. The next cold front will cross Tasmania during Sunday, with another cold front to cross the state early Monday bringing a very cold southwesterly flow. Winds will shift westerly on Tuesday as a deep low passes well to the south of Tasmania and yet another cold front moves across the state late in the day.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Derwent Estuary
- West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots before tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers, with possible hail in the late morning and afternoon.
Sunday 2 August
- Northwesterly 10 to 20 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Monday 3 August
- West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning, and west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Tuesday 4 August
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 60% 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.