Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Tuesday 29 July 2014.
A series of active cold fronts and troughs will cross Tasmania this week, with associated lows passing to the south of the state. A vigorous west to northwesterly stream will persist through to early Friday when another cold front will see winds shift southwesterly and gradually ease as a high moves over the Bight. A trough will weaken over Tasmania early Saturday with a ridge of high pressure to extend over the state later in the day as the high moves towards Victoria.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Small Craft Alert for Tuesday for South West Lakes
- Westerly 25 to 30 knots.
- The chance of thunderstorms with possible hail and gusty winds.
Wednesday 30 July
Small Craft Alert for Wednesday for South West Lakes
- Westerly 25 to 30 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the morning.
- The chance of thunderstorms from the late morning.
Thursday 31 July
- Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
- Possible heavy showers in the morning. The chance of thunderstorms. Possible hail during the evening.
Friday 1 August
- Northwesterly about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly during the morning then becoming north to northwesterly during the evening.
- The chance of thunderstorms until evening with possible hail.
Saturday 2 August
- North to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming westerly during the day then becoming north to northwesterly during 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 5:00 am EST Wednesday.