Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Wednesday 1 October 2014.
A high lies over the Bight ,while a cold front moves over waters to the south of the Bight. The front will cross Tasmania tomorrow as the high slowly moves eastwards. The high will pass to the north of Tasmania on Friday and away to the northeast by Friday evening. A cold front will approach the west of the state during Saturday, crossing in the early hours of Sunday morning. Another high will then move over Tasmania during Sunday evening.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- West to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Thursday 2 October
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Storm Bay
- West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Friday 3 October
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the middle of the day then east to northeasterly in the late evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Saturday 4 October
- Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending north to northwesterly during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
Sunday 5 October
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning then decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
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 Thursday.