Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Sunday 21 December 2014.
A high to the northeast of Tasmania will move over the Tasman Sea today, directing a warmer northerly airflow over the state, while a weak front will pass near the south later in the day. The high will remain over the Tasman Sea on Monday, while a broad trough over the mainland will extend across Tasmania during the day. The trough will move away to the east during Tuesday ahead of a cold front which will cross the state later in the day. A ridge of high pressure will extend over Tasmania on Wednesday, with a cold front to pass south of the Bight in the evening.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then westerly below 10 knots in the late evening.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers late this afternoon and evening.
Monday 22 December
- West to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming easterly in the late evening.
- Partly cloudy.
Tuesday 23 December
- East to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly during the morning.
- Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Wednesday 24 December
- West to northwesterly below 10 knots.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
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 4:05 pm EDT Sunday.