Tasmania

Synoptic Situation: A weak ridge to the east will allow a vigorous cold front to approach Tasmania from the west today, and slowly cross the state during Saturday. Another weak ridge will move across the southeast of Australia on Sunday as a developing low moves south of the Bight. The low approaches the west of Tasmania late on Monday.
Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.
Winds: Northerly 30 to 35 knots.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Swell 1: Westerly near 4 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore later tonight.
Winds: Northerly 25 to 30 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the late evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore.
Swell 1: Westerly 4 to 5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Winds: West to northwesterly 25 to 35 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30 knots before dawn then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell 1: Westerly 5 to 6 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.
Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell 1: Westerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Central West Coast: Low Rocky Point to Sandy Cape

Friday 30 July

Winds: Northerly 30 to 35 knots.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.
Swell 1: Westerly near 4 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore later tonight.

Saturday 31 July

Winds: Northerly 25 to 30 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the late evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore.
Swell 1: Westerly 4 to 5 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 1 August

Winds: West to northwesterly 25 to 35 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30 knots before dawn then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell 1: Westerly 5 to 6 metres.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Monday 2 August

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Swell 1: Westerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.