Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Wednesday 7 October 2015.
A cold front that crossed Tasmania last night is currently moving rapidly east, with a high south of Western Australia expected to move over the Bight today and extend a ridge over Tasmania. A second high centre will form to the east of Tasmania early Thursday, while maintaining a ridge over the state. The ridge will weaken on Friday as a trough developing over the north of Tasmania, extending over the remainder of the state on Saturday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Small Craft Alert for Wednesday for South West Lakes
- Westerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 5 to 15 knots in the evening.
- Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower early this morning.
Thursday 8 October
- North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming westerly in the middle of the day then south to southwesterly in the early afternoon.
Friday 9 October
- North to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly during the morning then east to southeasterly in the evening.
- The chance of morning fog with reduced visibility. Mostly sunny day.
Saturday 10 October
- East to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly in the morning then west to southwesterly during the day.
- The chance of morning fog with reduced visibility. Sunny day.
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 Wednesday.