Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Saturday 1 October 2016.
A low near the southwest coast of Tasmania will move away to the southeast this evening. The westerly flow over Tasmania will turn northerly on Sunday ahead of a cold front approaching from the west. The front will cross Tasmania late Sunday and early Monday, with a trough to follow later on Monday. Further cold fronts are expected to cross during Tuesday and Wednesday embedded in a generally westerly stream.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Sunday 2 October
- Westerly 10 to 20 knots turning north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of light rain in the late afternoon and evening.
Monday 3 October
- Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.
Tuesday 4 October
- North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 25 to 30 knots during the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Wednesday 5 October
- West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 90% 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 Sunday.