Forecast issued at 4:06 pm EST on Tuesday 2 September 2014.
A high over the Bight will extend a ridge of high pressure over Tasmania tonight and on Wednesday, as a low intensifies over the northern Tasman Sea. On Thursday Tasmania is expected to remain under the influence of the high as a trough develops over South Australia and the low over the Tasman moves away to the east. The high is expected to build to the north of the state during Friday, still building and centred to the northeast on Saturday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming northwesterly below 10 knots late evening.
Wednesday 3 September
- Westerly about 10 knots.
Thursday 4 September
- North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly in the morning then becoming north to northwesterly in the late evening.
Friday 5 September
- Northerly below 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly during the morning.
Saturday 6 September
- West to northwesterly 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 5:00 am EST Wednesday.