Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Saturday 7 December 2013.
A ridge of high pressure over Tasmania will move away to the east this evening, directing a northerly airflow across the state tomorrow ahead of a cold front that will cross tomorrow afternoon and evening. A trough will linger about the northeast of Tasmania into Monday with another cold front to approach the west late in the day. This front is then expected to cross Tasmania early on Tuesday, with a low to pass to the south during the day and an associated trough to cross the state in the evening. Another front will then approach the west of the state late on Wednesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- West to northwesterly below 10 knots.
Sunday 8 December
Small Craft Alert for Sunday for South West Lakes
- North to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then increasing to 25 to 30 knots before turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Monday 9 December
- Northwesterly about 10 knots.
Tuesday 10 December
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Wednesday 11 December
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots 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 EDT Sunday.