Forecast issued at 4:40 pm EST on Tuesday 30 August 2016.
A low pressure trough approaching western Bass Strait will move eastwards across Bass Strait on Wednesday. On Thursday a weak high pressure ridge is expected to extend over Victoria as another low pressure system develops near Central Australia. This low is expected to intensify as it drifts southeastwards across New South Wales on Friday and east of Tasmania on Saturday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the far east in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
- Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
- Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Wednesday 31 August
- North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly in the late morning. Reaching up to 25 knots in the far east in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Southwesterly 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
Thursday 1 September
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Friday 2 September
- East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southwesterly 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 20% 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.
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The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EST Wednesday.