Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Wednesday 1 April 2015.
A cold front will cross Tasmania this evening, then linger near the northeast coast tomorrow while a low develops to the east of the state. A cold southerly stream will become established overnight, then ease later in the day as the front slowly moves away to the east. A high over the Bight will extend a ridge to the south, with the high centre expected to persist to the west of Tasmania during Friday. As the high crosses on Saturday, a weak trough will develop over the state and the high should then move eastwards with another weaker high to develop to the west. The trough is forecast to deepen on Sunday while a cold front approaches from the west.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots.
- Around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers later tonight.
Thursday 2 April
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Storm Bay
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 25 to 30 knots before dawn.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail in the morning and early afternoon.
Friday 3 April
- Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Saturday 4 April
- West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming southeasterly during the afternoon, and east to northeasterly during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
Sunday 5 April
- North to northeasterly below 10 knots.
- Below 0.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 40% 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 5:00 am EDT Thursday.