Forecast issued at 3:35 pm EST on Sunday 3 May 2015.
A high pressure ridge over Victoria and Bass Strait will move away to the east during Monday as a cold front approaches the western Bass Strait in the evening. The front will move rapidly across Bass Strait overnight Monday and early Tuesday as an associated deep low pressure system passes south of Tasmania. Further cold fronts will move across Bass Strait and Tasmania during Wednesday and Thursday, maintaining a vigorous westerly flow over Bass Strait.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- South to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming easterly in the late evening.
- Below 0.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy.
Monday 4 May
- East to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming northerly early in the morning then increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Tuesday 5 May
- Northerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn then tending northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon with possible hail.
Wednesday 6 May
- Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres west of Sandy Point.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Thursday 7 May
- West to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres west of Sandy Point.
- Partly cloudy. 60% 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 EST Monday.