Forecast issued at 10:00 am EDT on Sunday 1 March 2015.
As a cold front continues to move away from Tasmania, a high over the Bight will track eastwards and extend a ridge over southern parts of the state later in the day. The high will move to the east early Monday while a cold front approaches from the west. A prefrontal trough will develop over Tasmania during the afternoon, followed by the passage of the front overnight. A westerly stream will follow on Tuesday and freshen on Wednesday as another front crosses, bringing a cooler southwesterly stream in its wake.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly in the middle of the day.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Monday 2 March
- Variable below 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
- Mostly sunny day. 20% chance of a shower at night.
Tuesday 3 March
- West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Wednesday 4 March
- Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending westerly during the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
- 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 4:05 pm EDT Sunday.