South West Lakes Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Tuesday 26 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A trough crosses the state in the afternoon embedded in a southwesterly wind flow. A high pressure system sits to the west of Tasmania on Wednesday, directing a southeasterly wind flow over the state. On Thursday, the high moves to the south of the state shifting the winds more easterly, then northeasterly late on Thursday as the high moves into the Tasman Sea. Northeasterly winds continue and strengthen on Friday with a trough extending from the mainland to the west. A ridge develops from the west on Saturday as the trough moves into the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Weather
Cloudy.

Wednesday 27 January

Winds
Southwesterly below 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly early in the morning then becoming easterly in the late evening.
Weather
Cloudy.

Thursday 28 January

Winds
Easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 29 January

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of rain.

Saturday 30 January

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to below 10 knots during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Please be awareWind forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Wednesday.

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