Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Sunday 24 August 2014.
A high centred over the southern Tasman Sea is almost stationary. A low pressure system will pass through western Bass Strait later today as a trough moves over Tasmania, with the low to then move north early Monday while gradually weakening. The high over the Tasman Sea will extend a ridge of high pressure over Tasmania during Monday and Tuesday as another low strengthens off the eastern mainland. A cold front will weaken as it approaches the west of Tasmania on Wednesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- East to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly in the afternoon.
Monday 25 August
- East to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming southeasterly in the middle of the day then east to northeasterly in the evening.
- Patchy fog early in the morning with reduced visibility.
Tuesday 26 August
- North to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly during the evening.
- Areas of morning fog with reduced visibility.
Wednesday 27 August
- Northeasterly below 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly during the evening.
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 4:05 pm EST Sunday.