Forecast issued at 10:06 am EDT on Wednesday 22 October 2014.
A high to the east of Tasmania will move slowly eastwards as a trough and weakening cold front cross the state later today. On Thursday, a new high will move past the south of Tasmania to be over the Tasman Sea early Friday. A complex area of low pressure near Adelaide is expected to move into Victoria late on Friday and extend another trough over Tasmania as another front approaches the west. The front and trough will move to the east of the state early on Saturday to be replaced by a ridge extending from another high centred over the Bight.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Variable about 10 knots, mainly northerly, becoming northwest to westerly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon then southwesterly to 10 knots in the evening.
- Sunny morning. 40% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.
Thursday 23 October
- South to southeasterly to 10 knots becoming easterly around 10 knots in the morning.
- 20% chance of a shower in the early morning. Sunny afternoon.
Friday 24 October
- Variable about 10 knots.
- Becoming cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Saturday 25 October
- West to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly during the morning.
- Cloudy. 50% 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 EDT Wednesday.