Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Wednesday 29 July 2015.
An area of high pressure lies to the northeast of Tasmania, and will move eastwards during Thursday. The northwesterly flow will strengthen on Thursday with a cold front to cross Tasmania during the evening bringing a westerly change. Another cold front will approach Tasmania late Friday, before crossing the state Saturday morning in a strong westerly flow. The next cold front will cross Tasmania during Sunday, with yet another cold front approaching from the southwest.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Small Craft Alert for Wednesday for South West Lakes
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds may reach up to 25 knots late this evening.
- Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Thursday 30 July
Small Craft Alert for Thursday for South West Lakes
- North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots late morning before turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of rain.
Friday 31 July
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Saturday 1 August
- North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Sunday 2 August
- Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
- 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 EST Thursday.