Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Saturday 28 March 2015.
A ridge near the east of Tasmania will move over the Tasman Sea tonight and weaken, while an area of high pressure lies to the north of the state. A cold front to the west will result in a freshening northwesterly stream overnight, with the front to weaken as it crosses Tasmania during Sunday. The area of high pressure to the north of Tasmania will produce a westerly flow over the state on Monday, while the high will consolidate and move to the northeast on Tuesday with the flow tending northwesterly ahead of another cold front. This cold front will cross Tasmania later Wednesday with an associated low to pass to the south of the state.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Sunday 29 March
Small Craft Alert for Sunday for South West Lakes
- West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.
Monday 30 March
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming north to northwesterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Tuesday 31 March
- North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Wednesday 1 April
- Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning then turning westerly 15 to 25 knots during the evening.
- Becoming 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 Sunday.