Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Friday 24 October 2014.
A trough will cross Tasmania this evening as a weakening cold front approaches the west. The weak front will cross Tasmania Saturday morning with a trough to linger over Bass Strait through the afternoon and evening. A high will move to the southwest of the state in the evening then to the southeast during Sunday. Northerly winds will freshen over Tasmania on Sunday as a trough and cold front approach the west late evening before bringing a west to northwesterly change early on Monday. A complex low pressure area to the south is expected maintain a vigorous westerly flow through Tuesday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Saturday 25 October
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly in the evening then becoming east to northeasterly in the late evening.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the morning.
Sunday 26 October
- Variable below 10 knots.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Monday 27 October
- North to northeasterly below 10 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers, with possible hail in the afternoon and evening.
Tuesday 28 October
- Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the morning.
- 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 Saturday.