Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Friday 25 April 2014.
A ridge of high pressure over the state will move eastwards over the Tasman Sea this morning, with a northerly flow then strengthening ahead of an approaching front. This front will cross on Saturday morning bringing a colder, gusty southwest change. Southwesterlies ease Saturday night into Sunday as a high moves over the state and just to the east of Tasmania by Sunday night. The high remains to the east on Monday with a northerly flow over the state.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Saturday 26 April
Gale Warning for Saturday for Storm Bay
- Northerly 25 to 35 knots turning westerly 25 to 30 knots early in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.
Sunday 27 April
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning then northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
Monday 28 April
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
- Around 1 metre.
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 EST Friday.