Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Wednesday 26 November 2014.
A high centred to the northwest of Tasmania extends a ridge of high pressure to the north of the state. This high will lie to the west of Tasmania on Thursday and Friday with another high to develop to the northeast on Thursday before strengthening on Friday with a weak trough lying over Tasmania. The high to the west will move to the southwest of Tasmania on Saturday then to the southeast during Sunday as troughs strengthen over the mainland.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
- 2 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Thursday 27 November
- Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southerly in the early afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the morning and early afternoon.
Friday 28 November
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to below 10 knots in the morning then tending southerly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
- 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower at night.
Saturday 29 November
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the evening.
- Around 1 metre, decreasing to 0.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Sunday 30 November
- Easterly below 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
- 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 EDT Thursday.