Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EST on Thursday 3 September 2015.
A low near the New South Wales south coast is moving over the Tasman Sea, while a high pressure system in the Bight extends a ridge across Tasmania. The high will move across Bass Strait during Saturday and into the Tasman Sea on Sunday, as a cold front approaches Victoria from the west. The front is expected to reach western Bass Strait later on Sunday, reaching the far eastern Bass Strait late on Monday. By this time a new high will have established itself in the Bight.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Friday 4 September
- West to southwesterly about 10 knots.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the early morning.
Saturday 5 September
- Westerly about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly in the early afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly in the late evening.
Sunday 6 September
- North to northeasterly about 10 knots.
- Partly cloudy.
Monday 7 September
- Variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
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 EST Friday.