Forecast issued at 4:08 pm WST on Monday 10 March 2014.
A ridge of high pressure is developing along the south coast and will lie stationary over the next few days. A surface trough will begin to develop down the west coast on Tuesday, deepening on Wednesday and beginning to move inland on Thursday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to below 10 knots in the late evening.
Tuesday 11 March
- South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Wednesday 12 March
- Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending easterly before dawn, becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day, then becoming east to southeasterly 5 to 10 knots in the evening.
- The chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Thursday 13 March
- Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending southerly during the evening.
Friday 14 March
- South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending southerly during the evening.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:00 am WST Tuesday.