Forecast issued at 5:18 am EST on Friday 22 August 2014.
A high pressure system centred just east of Tasmania will drift slowly eastwards today and then remain over the southern Tasman Sea for nearly a week. A cold front crossing waters south of the Bight will weaken to a trough as it moves over western Bass Strait late on Saturday. The trough will likely move across the remainder of Bass Strait on Sunday as the next high pressure system moves from the Bight towards western Victoria by late in the day. This high will slide south of Victoria and join with the southern Tasman high pressure system on Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Northwest to northeasterly up to 10 knots tending east to southeast at around 10 knots this afternoon. Winds then becoming north to northwesterly in the late evening.
- Areas of fog early this morning with reduced visibility.
Saturday 23 August
- West to northwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending easterly around 10 knots in the afternoon then northeasterly 5 to 10 knots at night.
Sunday 24 August
- Variable about 10 knots.
Monday 25 August
- West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly during the morning.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:40 pm EST Friday.