A low pressure system centred off the northern N.S.W coast is expected to move slowly southeastwards across the Tasman Sea on Friday. A high pressure system over the western Bight extends a ridge across Tasmania. The ridge will move northeastwards across Victoria on Friday as a weakening cold front passes through Bass Strait. The high will move from the Bight to lie near Adelaide by late Saturday then move slowly towards Victoria on Sunday as further fronts embedded in southwesterly flow cross Tasmania. On Monday the high will move to the east of Tasmania by late in the day.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Up to 1 metre.
Friday 24 May
Variable about 10 knots tending west to southwesterly in the early afternoon then becoming westerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Below 1 metre.
Saturday 25 May
Westerly 10 to 15 knots reaching up to 20 knots at times.
Around 1 metre.
Sunday 26 May
Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly and easing to 5 to 10 knots during the afternoon.
Around half a metre.
Monday 27 May
Westerly about 10 knots shifting southerly at 5 to 10 knots early afternoon, then tending southeasterly in the evening at similar strength.
Half a metre or less.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Last Updated: 23/05/2013 08:18