Forecast issued at 10:05 am EDT on Saturday 1 November 2014.
A cold front will cross Tasmania this morning as a low passes to the south bringing a cold westerly change. The low is expected to pass to the southeast of the state early on Sunday with a strong southwest flow easing as a high approaches from the west during the day. The high is expected to move across Tasmania during Monday as another cold front approaches the state across the Bight. This cold front is expected to cross the state late on Tuesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Storm Bay
- Westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Sunday 2 November
Gale Warning for Sunday for Storm Bay
- West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending southwesterly 25 to 35 knots early in the morning then decreasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
Monday 3 November
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Tuesday 4 November
- North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon then becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- Around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 30% 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 4:05 pm EDT Saturday.