Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Saturday 25 May 2013.
A weak cold front will cross southern Tasmania this evening, as a low well to the southeast of the state moves away, while a trough will pass near the east during Sunday. A high pressure system currently centred near Adelaide and will slowly move over southeastern Australia during Sunday and Monday, with a ridge to extend over Tasmania during Monday. The high and ridge will move eastward over the Tasman Sea on Tuesday, as a low develops on a cold front over the western Bight.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Gale warning for Saturday for South East Coast
- Westerly 30 to 40 knots.
- 4 metres.
- Southwesterly 5 to 7 metres.
Sunday 26 May
Gale warning for Sunday for South East Coast
- West to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots tending southwesterly in the late morning then decreasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
- 3 to 4 metres.
- Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres decreasing to about 4 metres later in the evening.
Monday 27 May
- Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots early then tending westerly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
- Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres by early evening.
Tuesday 28 May
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly during the morning.
- Up to 1 metre.
- Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the day.
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.
Nearby Coastal Waters
- This forecast is also available via scheduled broadcasts on marine radio.
- Northern Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
- Eastern Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
- Southern Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Sunday.