Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Friday 13 December 2013.
A high centred over the Bight will move slowly eastward and maintain a ridge of high pressure to the north of Tasmania during the next couple of days directing a mostly westerly airflow across the state. A relatively weak front is expected to move past southern Tasmania early on Sunday, with the ridge to then shift a little southward, before a new high forms over the Tasman Sea during Monday. Another weak front is likely to move past the south of the state during Tuesday with high centres persisting to the west and northeast of Tasmania.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1 to 2 metres.
Saturday 14 December
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- Up to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning.
Sunday 15 December
- West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Monday 16 December
- Variable below 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
Tuesday 17 December
- Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
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 Saturday.