South West Lakes Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 22 September 2021.

Weather Situation

A high in the Bight maintains a westerly wind flow over Tasmania today. A cold front sweeps over the state on Thursday morning, followed by second, stronger front on Friday. A new high enters the Bight on Saturday and extends a ridge over Tasmania.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for South West Lakes

West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 25 knots later in the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Thursday 23 September

Gale Warning for Thursday for South West Lakes

Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending west to northwesterly 25 to 35 knots early in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers.

Friday 24 September

Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers or snow. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail in the afternoon and evening.

Saturday 25 September

Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers or snow, with possible hail in the morning and afternoon.

Please be awareWind forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EST Wednesday.

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