Forecast issued at 10:03 am EDT on Thursday 27 October 2016.
A trough will linger about northern Tasmania today as a ridge extends over the remainder of the state. The main high centre will lie to the northeast of Tasmania on Friday, with the ridge moving to the north during the day. A northerly stream will develop over the state on Saturday as the high moves slowly over the Tasman Sea and a cold front crosses the Bight. The front will cross Tasmania during Sunday, with fresh to strong northerly winds shifting westerly.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending more southerly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon, then west to southwesterly about 10 knots in the late evening.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning and afternoon.
Friday 28 October
- Variable about 10 knots, mainly northerly, becoming southeast to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots in the afternoon then variable about 10 knots in the evening.
- Up to 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
Saturday 29 October
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon, then northerly during the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy.
Sunday 30 October
- North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 60% 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 4:05 pm EDT Thursday.