Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Friday 13 December 2013.
A high centred over the Bight will move slowly eastward and maintain a ridge of high pressure to the north of Tasmania during the next couple of days directing a mostly westerly airflow across the state. A relatively weak front is expected to move past southern Tasmania early on Sunday, with the ridge to then shift a little southward, before a new high forms over the Tasman Sea during Monday. Another weak front is likely to move past the south of the state during Tuesday with high centres persisting to the west and northeast of Tasmania.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Small Craft Alert for Friday for South West Lakes
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots. Winds may reach up to 25 knots early this evening.
Saturday 14 December
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, possibly reaching 20 knots at times during the afternoon, decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Sunday 15 December
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly in the morning.
Monday 16 December
- West to northwesterly below 10 knots.
Tuesday 17 December
- Variable about 10 knots.
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 Saturday.