Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Thursday 23 October 2014.
A high to the south of Tasmania will link with a broad area of high pressure over the Tasman Sea early Friday. A trough will move over Tasmania later Friday as a cold front approaches the west. The front will cross Tasmania early Saturday and weaken, with the next high to move to the southwest of the state in the evening then to the southeast during Sunday. Northerly winds will freshen over Tasmania on Sunday as a trough and cold front approach the west late evening, crossing the state early Monday as winds shift fresh to strong westerly.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Easterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
Friday 24 October
- Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. The chance of fog in the evening with reduced visibility.
Saturday 25 October
- South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then becoming variable below 10 knots in the late evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the morning.
Sunday 26 October
- Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Monday 27 October
- North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Cloudy. 70% 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 Friday.