Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Saturday 25 October 2014.
A trough lies over Bass Strait while a high is centred just south of Tasmania. The high will move away to the southeast early Sunday with the trough to linger about the north. Another trough extending from the mainland is expected to lie near King Island on Sunday night, linked to a cold front which will approach from the west. Both features will cross Tasmania early Monday, with the associated complex low to remain well southwest of the state. Another front embedded in a strong westerly stream is expected late on Monday, with the lows tracking eastwards during Tuesday, and yet another front embedded in the cold airflow during the afternoon. A high over the Bight will track slowly eastwards and near Adelaide on Wednesday, while a weak warm front passes south of Tasmania.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Easterly below 10 knots.
- Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower at night.
Sunday 26 October
- Variable below 10 knots.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Monday 27 October
- Northeasterly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly early in the morning then tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers, with possible hail in the afternoon and early evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
Tuesday 28 October
- Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm and possible hail in the morning and afternoon.
Wednesday 29 October
- Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
- 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 5:00 am EDT Sunday.