Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 27 April 2017.
A ridge of high pressure moves over Tasmania today with a weak warm front passing just to the south of Tasmania this evening. A west to southwesterly flow will continue through Friday, then a high over the Bight will extend a ridge over the state on Saturday afternoon. The high is expected to move north of Tasmania during Sunday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy.
Friday 28 April
- West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Saturday 29 April
- West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southerly during the day then tending southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
- Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Sunday 30 April
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
- Below 0.5 metres.
- Mostly sunny.
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 Thursday.