Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Sunday 31 July 2016.
A ridge of high pressure lies over Tasmania with a cold front to the west. The front will cross Tasmania during Monday, with a colder southwesterly flow in its wake. An area of low pressure will strengthen to the east of Tasmania on Tuesday, while a ridge of high pressure to the west of the state will maintain a southerly flow during Wednesday as the lows persist over the Tasman Sea. The ridge will move towards Tasmania on Thursday as the low deepens and moves towards New Zealand.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
Monday 1 August
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Storm Bay
- Northerly 10 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly 20 to 30 knots early evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres early evening.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Tuesday 2 August
- Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
Wednesday 3 August
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Thursday 4 August
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- Around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 50% 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 EST Monday.