South West Lakes Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 1 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high over the Bight will extend a weak ridge over the state today, as a cold front approaches from the south and moves over the state tomorrow. The high to the northwest of Tasmania will move to the northeast on Friday. On Saturday another cold front will approach the west of the state late in the day.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Small Craft Alert for Wednesday for South West Lakes

Westerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Winds may reach up to 25 knots in the early afternoon.

Thursday 2 October

Small Craft Alert for Thursday for South West Lakes

Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and evening. Winds may reach up to 25 knots in the morning.

Friday 3 October

West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly during the evening.

Saturday 4 October

Northerly about 10 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending westerly in the evening.

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 EST Wednesday.

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