Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EDT on Saturday 22 November 2014.
A weak low pressure trough will move rapidly eastwards to reach Wilsons Promontory around 2200 tonight and Gabo Island around 0600 Sunday morning. A high pressure ridge will briefly extend across Bass Strait during Sunday ahead of another low pressure trough and cold front which will rapidly cross the Strait on Monday. A cooler southwest to southerly airflow will follow on Tuesday with another front likely to reinforce that airstream on Tuesday night. A strong high pressure system will approach Tasmania late on Wednesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Sunday 23 November
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the early morning.
Monday 24 November
- East to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
- Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Tuesday 25 November
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly during the afternoon then tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Wednesday 26 November
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the day.
- Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
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 5:10 am EDT Sunday.