No warnings for Tasmania
Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Friday 29 August 2014.
A high pressure system centred near New Zealand currently extends a ridge over Tasmania, while a low lies over the Tasman Sea. The ridge will move to the east of Tasmania tomorrow, as a cold front slowly crosses the Bight. The front will approach the west of Tasmania late Sunday before crossing the state on Monday, producing a cold southerly change. The flow will then ease on Tuesday as another high moves over South Australia and extends a ridge just west of the state.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Easterly below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly in the evening.
- Below 0.5 metres.
Saturday 30 August
- North to northeasterly 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 20 knots early in the morning.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Sunday 31 August
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
- Around 1 metre.
Monday 1 September
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southwesterly during the morning.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Tuesday 2 September
- Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the evening.
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 EST Saturday.