Forecast issued at 10:00 am EDT on Tuesday 1 December 2015.
A weak ridge of high pressure over Tasmania will move to the east this morning with a cold front to cross the state this afternoon. A low associated with this front will pass to the south of Tasmania early Wednesday, bringing a strong westerly flow, before a warm front crosses the state late Wednesday evening. A ridge will extend to the north of Tasmania on Thursday, then shift south over the state during Friday with a cold front to approach the southwest late.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then shifting northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the early evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
- Mostly sunny morning. 80% chance of showers in the afternoon and early evening.
Wednesday 2 December
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Storm Bay
- Westerly 20 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Winds shifting northwesterly 10 to 20 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Becoming cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Thursday 3 December
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
- Around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Friday 4 December
- Variable about 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
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 Tuesday.