Forecast issued at 5:01 am EDT on Saturday 25 October 2014.
A weakening cold front will cross Tasmania this morning with a trough to linger over Bass Strait through the afternoon and evening. A high will move to the southwest of the state in the evening then to the southeast during Sunday. On Sunday, a trough and cold front approach the west late evening before a change early on Monday. A complex low pressure area to the south is expected to move past the state on Tuesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower this morning.
Sunday 26 October
- Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
- Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Monday 27 October
- Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting westerly during the morning then tending northwesterly during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Tuesday 28 October
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- 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 EDT Saturday.