Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 21 February 2017.
A high pressure system moves over the north of the state and weakens while a low to the southeast continues to move southeast. West to southwest winds today becoming light and variable with afternoon sea breezes about the north and east coasts. A northerly flow will develop early on Wednesday and strengthen as a cold front approaches from the west. The front will cross Tasmania early on Thursday with a westerly flow behind the front. Another cold front will cross the state during Friday as the next high moves into the Bight. A ridge quickly follows the front late on Friday and remains over the state on Saturday as the high centre moves towards Tasmania.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Mostly clear.
Wednesday 22 February
- East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Mostly sunny.
Thursday 23 February
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
- Around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Friday 24 February
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Saturday 25 February
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
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 5:00 am EDT Wednesday.