No warnings for Tasmania
Forecast issued at 5:08 am EST on Wednesday 16 April 2014.
A high to the southeast of Tasmania will continue to move slowly away today, while a maintaining a ridge just to the east of the state. The ridge will move slowly east on Thursday, as a cold front moves over the Bight, expected to cross Tasmania on Friday, leaving a strong, cold southwesterly flow in its wake, which will ease on Saturday as a ridge approaches from the west.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Northeast to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
- Around 1 metre.
Thursday 17 April
- Northerly to northeasterly 5 to 15 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
Friday 18 April
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting westerly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the evening.
Saturday 19 April
- Southwesterly 25 to 35 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon then becoming westerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- 3 to 4 metres, decreasing below 3 metres during the morning.
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 Wednesday.