Forecast issued at 10:02 am EST on Saturday 30 May 2015.
A ridge of high pressure lies over the southern mainland, while strong and gusty west to northwesterly winds will develop over Tasmania this morning ahead of a cold front that will cross the state in the afternoon. Another cold front will cross Tasmania on Sunday as an associated low passes to the south of the state, with the stream tending cold southwesterly as a high builds over the Bight. The high will move slowly eastwards on Monday before stalling on Tuesday maintaining a southwesterly flow, with a trough to cross Tasmania early Monday morning.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Small Craft Alert for Saturday for South West Lakes
- West to northwesterly 25 to 35 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the early afternoon then becoming northwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the late evening.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon.
Sunday 31 May
Small Craft Alert for Sunday for South West Lakes
- Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning westerly 10 to 20 knots in the morning then shifting southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
- Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers or snow. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Possible hail in the afternoon and evening.
Monday 1 June
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers or snow.
Tuesday 2 June
- West to southwesterly below 10 knots.
- Cloudy. 60% 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 4:05 pm EST Saturday.