Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Sunday 20 April 2014.
A front crossing Tasmania this evening will remain nearly stationary over Bass Strait tonight. A brief ridge of high pressure will build over the state early on Monday then the front will move southwards over the state. Meanwhile, a low pressure system developing over the western Bight will pass just to the southwest of Tasmania on Monday night, sweeping a cold front across early Tuesday. On Wednesday a west to northwesterly flow is expected over the state as a cold front approaches from the west, eventually crossing Thursday morning.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- West to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots.
Monday 21 April
- North to northeasterly below 10 knots increasing to 10 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Tuesday 22 April
- North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly in the morning then becoming north to northwesterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
Wednesday 23 April
- North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Thursday 24 April
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending westerly in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the day.
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 EST Monday.