Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Tuesday 4 August 2015.
An intense cold front near the south coast will cross Tasmania overnight, followed by a very cold and active southwesterly stream during Wednesday. This airflow will warm and ease on Thursday as a high crosses the Bight, with a ridge to then extend towards Tasmania on Friday as the high moves over Victoria. Another cold front is then expected to move over the Bight late Saturday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Storm Bay
- West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
- Around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail.
Wednesday 5 August
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Storm Bay
- West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Possible hail.
Thursday 6 August
- Westerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
- Cloudy. 40% chance of showers in the early morning.
Friday 7 August
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly during the morning.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Saturday 8 August
- West to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly during the morning.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
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 Wednesday.