Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Saturday 30 August 2014.
A high pressure system centred to the southeast of New Zealand maintains a ridge to the northeast of Tasmania, while a low lies over the northern Tasman Sea and a cold front slowly crosses the Bight. The ridge will shift further east tomorrow as the front approaches from the west, maintaining a northerly airflow across the state. The front is expected to then gradually cross Tasmania during Monday, bringing a southerly change, as a high moves into the Bight. The high will a little further east on Tuesday and Wednesday as another low develops over the northern Tasman Sea and a cold front approaches from the southwest.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- West to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly during the evening.
Sunday 31 August
- North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly for a period in the late morning and afternoon.
Monday 1 September
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning.
Tuesday 2 September
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming northwesterly during the evening.
Wednesday 3 September
- West to northwesterly below 10 knots.
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 Sunday.