South West Lakes Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Thursday 28 July 2016.

Weather Situation

A broad area of high pressure currently lies over the mainland, with the centre north of Adelaide slowly moving east. A cold front will cross Tasmania from the southwest tomorrow afternoon as the high moves north of the state and extends a ridge west of Tasmania. The ridge will cross the state early Saturday, with the high to then stall near the New South Wales coast on Saturday. A warm front will move over northwest Tasmania Saturday night, followed by a cold front Sunday morning then another ridge Sunday night. A complex area of low pressure will then move near the state on Monday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Small Craft Alert for Thursday for South West Lakes

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Friday 29 July

Small Craft Alert for Friday for South West Lakes

Winds
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending westerly early in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers.

Saturday 30 July

Winds
Westerly about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly before dawn then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening.

Sunday 31 July

Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning northerly below 10 knots during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

Monday 1 August

Winds
North to northeasterly below 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then west to northwesterly during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% 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 5:00 am EST Friday.

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