Forecast updated at 3:29 pm EST on Friday 4 September 2015.
A high over the eastern Bight extends a weak ridge over Tasmania, while a low moves well away to the southeast of the state. On Saturday, a cold front to the south will track northwards and cross Tasmania during the morning, before a broad area of high pressure positions itself to the south. The high will move over the Tasman Sea during Sunday allowing a northerly stream to develop over Tasmania, ahead of a cold front and low to cross the state on Monday, bringing a southwesterly flow in its wake.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Small Craft Alert for Friday for South West Lakes
- Westerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.
Saturday 5 September
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming southerly in the middle of the day then becoming east to northeasterly in the early afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Sunday 6 September
- Northeasterly below 10 knots.
- Mostly sunny.
Monday 7 September
- East to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly during the morning.
- Cloudy. 80% 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 4:05 pm EST Friday.