Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Saturday 8 March 2014.
A high centred to the east of Tasmania extends a weakening ridge to the Bight. A north to northeasterly airflow will freshen tomorrow as a weakening cold front crosses waters south of the Bight. The remnants of the front will move over Tasmania during Monday with a weak high pressure to form to the west. This high centre should move south of the state overnight then amalgamate with the high over the Tasman, with a return to northerly winds on Tuesday as another cold front approaches from the west. The front is expected to move across the state on Wednesday morning, clearing the northeast in the early afternoon.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- East to northeasterly below 10 knots.
Sunday 9 March
- Variable up to 10 knots, tending north to northwesterly about 10 knots for a period in the afternoon.
- The chance of fog early in the morning with reduced visibility.
Monday 10 March
- North to northeasterly below 10 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then tending westerly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Tuesday 11 March
- Northeasterly below 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Wednesday 12 March
- North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly below 10 knots during the morning.
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 EDT Sunday.