Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Friday 25 April 2014.
A high pressure system to the east of Tasmania will continue to move away to the east tonight as a strong cold front approaches from the west, crossing the state Saturday morning with another high then expected just to the northwest tomorrow night. This high will slowly move east on Sunday, extending a ridge over Tasmania as it moves through Bass Strait. Another strong cold front will pass over the Bight on Monday before crossing Tasmania during Tuesday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- North to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots.
Saturday 26 April
Small Craft Alert for Saturday for South West Lakes
- North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 35 knots before turning westerly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
- The chance of thunderstorms from the morning until evening with possible hail.
Sunday 27 April
- West to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the late evening.
Monday 28 April
- East to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming northerly during the day.
Tuesday 29 April
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
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 Saturday.