Forecast issued at 5:34 am EDT on Monday 10 March 2014.
A high centred over the Tasman Sea will maintain a mild to warm north to northeasterly airflow over Tasmania as a weak cold front slowly crosses the state during the day. A weak high pressure system will form to the west, then move south of the state overnight before amalgamating with the high over the Tasman Sea on Tuesday morning, bringing a return to warm northerly winds. Another cold front approaching from the west, is expected to cross Tasmania on Wednesday morning bringing a southwesterly change, although a trough is likely to linger about the northeast. A high over the Bight should track slowly eastwards, while another high develops over the Tasman Sea, maintaining a ridge over Bass Strait.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
- North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots in the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
- The chance of thunderstorms during this afternoon.
Tuesday 11 March
- Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
- The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Wednesday 12 March
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots.
Thursday 13 March
- Variable about 10 knots.
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 EDT Monday.