Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Friday 19 September 2014.
A high to the northwest of Tasmania is slowly moving eastwards, and will move to the north of Tasmania on Sunday before becoming near stationary to the northeast on Monday. A trough over southern Tasmania will cross the state this morning while weakening, maintaining a southwesterly stream. A front will move over the far south of Tasmania late Saturday and stall before dissipating Sunday morning. A cold front will approach the southwest of Tasmania late Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Storm Bay
- Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Saturday 20 September
- West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Sunday 21 September
- West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then shifting north to northwesterly below 10 knots during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
Monday 22 September
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
- Below 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.