Forecast issued at 4:44 pm EDT on Friday 24 October 2014.
A low pressure trough over western Bass Strait will clear eastern districts early Saturday whilst a high pressure system approaches Tasmania. This high will also move rapidly eastwards, reaching the southern Tasman Sea by Sunday morning ahead of a cold front which will reach western Bass Strait on Sunday night. The cold front will rapidly cross Victoria and Bass Strait on Monday morning with another front to cross Bass Strait on Tuesday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre west of Sandy Point.
- Partly cloudy.
Saturday 25 October
- South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
- Around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 40% chance of drizzle in the morning.
Sunday 26 October
- Easterly 15 to 25 knots turning northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower at night.
Monday 27 October
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres west of Sandy Point during the morning.
- Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Tuesday 28 October
- Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending westerly during the day.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
- 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 EDT Saturday.