Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Thursday 23 October 2014.
A high to the south of Tasmania will link with a broad area of high pressure over the Tasman Sea early Friday. A trough will move over Tasmania later Friday as a cold front approaches the west. The front will cross Tasmania early Saturday and weaken, with the next high to move to the southwest of the state in the evening then to the southeast during Sunday. Northerly winds will freshen over Tasmania on Sunday as a trough and cold front approach the west late evening, crossing the state early Monday as winds shift fresh to strong westerly.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Friday 24 October
- Mainly east to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly around midday then becoming westerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
- Mostly sunny morning. 80% chance of showers in the evening.
Saturday 25 October
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots early in the morning.
- Cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning.
Sunday 26 October
- East to northeasterly below 10 knots.
Monday 27 October
- Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here. 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 Friday.