South West Lakes Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Wednesday 23 August 2017.

Weather Situation

A developing low pressure system lies to the southeast of the state as a west to southwesterly airstream extends statewide this afternoon. A ridge of high pressure will then move over Tasmania later this evening ahead of a trough approaching from the west. The trough will move over the west coast of Tasmania early on Thursday and weaken as it crosses the state during the day. The westerly airstream will persist on Friday, with the next cold front to weaken as it crosses Tasmania on Saturday. A ridge of high pressure will extend over Tasmania later on Saturday, with the trough lingering about the far northeast. The ridge slowly moves north on Sunday with winds turning westerly late in the day.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly below 10 knots.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 24 August

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending northwesterly in the late evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Friday 25 August

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

Saturday 26 August

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers.

Sunday 27 August

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming southwesterly below 10 knots during the day then west to northwesterly in the afternoon.
Weather
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.

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