Forecast issued at 4:48 pm EDT on Saturday 8 March 2014.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will move slowly eastwards over the next few days. A low pressure trough will form over the Bight on Sunday and will enter western Bass Strait on Monday afternoon before weakening overnight. A cold front will enter western Bass Strait on Tuesday afternoon and is expected to reach central Bass Strait at night.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots at times during the afternoon.
Sunday 9 March
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending easterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then becoming north to northeasterly about 10 knots in the late evening.
Monday 10 March
- Variable about 10 knots tending easterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Tuesday 11 March
- Variable about 10 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then turning north to northeasterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Wednesday 12 March
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to southwesterly during the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
- The chance of thunderstorms in 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 5:10 am EDT Sunday.