Forecast issued at 5:23 am EDT on Thursday 29 January 2015.
A low pressure system over the Tasman Sea will intensify during today and move to the east of Bass Strait where it will remain on Friday before slowly moving away to the southeast on Saturday. During this period, a ridge of high pressure extending from south of the Bight to south of Tasmania will persist. The ridge south of Tasmania will weaken on Sunday as a high pressure system strengthens south of the Bight.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending southeasterly during the afternoon at 15 to 20 knots, locally reaching 25 knots at times. Southeast wind easing to around 15 knots tonight.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
- Partly cloudy.
Friday 30 January
- Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly at 15 knots in the morning.
- Around 1 metre.
- 20% chance of a shower in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.
Saturday 31 January
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the north during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Sunday 1 February
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly during the afternoon.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the north during the morning.
- Cloudy. 40% 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 4:40 pm EDT Thursday.