Forecast issued at 4:46 pm EST on Friday 25 July 2014.
A weakening low pressure system over western Bass Strait will move slowly eastwards to be near northeastern Tasmania on Saturday morning then dissipate to a trough as it moves further east. A high pressure system crossing South Australia will move over New South Wales during the weekend and will extend a weak ridge southwards over Bass Strait on Saturday and Sunday morning. A weakening cold front will cross the Bight to affect Tasmania on Sunday night and a northwesterly airstream will strengthen over Bass Strait on Monday as another cold front crosses Bight waters. This front will weaken as it crosses Bass Strait on Tuesday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Saturday 26 July
- Northerly about 10 knots tending northwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then tending westerly in the early afternoon.
Sunday 27 July
- Westerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn then becoming northwesterly about 10 knots early in the morning.
Monday 28 July
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the day.
Tuesday 29 July
- Northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day.
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 Saturday.