Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Tuesday 1 September 2015.
A broad area of low pressure over the Tasman Sea will move southeast today, with a high to the south of Tasmania maintaining a ridge over the state. Another low is expected to intensify over the Bight on Tuesday, with a series of cold fronts well to the south of Tasmania. The low will pass north of Tasmania late Wednesday and early Thursday, as a cold front crosses Tasmania. A southerly stream will develop in its wake early Thursday, then ease as a high tracks over the Bight. A warm front is then expected to cross early Friday, while the high moves over Victoria.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- Southwesterly 5 to 15 knots becoming south to southeasterly in the morning then northwesterly in the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower this morning.
Wednesday 2 September
- Variable 5 to 15 knots.
- Below 0.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the evening.
Thursday 3 September
- Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending westerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Friday 4 September
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
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 Tuesday.