Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Wednesday 1 April 2015.
Northwesterly winds will strengthen during today ahead of a cold front which will cross Tasmania during the evening. The front will move to the east of the state Thursday morning, with a low pressure system developing on it, while a high to the west will extend a ridge over the state Thursday afternoon. An area of high pressure will remain over Tasmania on Friday and Saturday while a trough will lie to the north over the eastern mainland.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 20 knots during the morning and to 15 to 25 knots early afternoon before decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
- Cloudy. 70% chance of showers later tonight.
Thursday 2 April
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Storm Bay
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots late afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres late afternoon.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Friday 3 April
- South to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly during the morning then becoming south to southeasterly during the day.
- Below 0.5 metres.
- Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Saturday 4 April
- West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly during the afternoon then becoming northeasterly during the evening.
- 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 Wednesday.