Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay Boating Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 30 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system centred near New Zealand currently extends a ridge over Tasmania, while a low lies over the Tasman Sea. The ridge will move to the east of Tasmania today, as a cold front slowly crosses the Bight. The front will approach the west of Tasmania late Sunday before crossing the state on Monday. The flow will ease on Tuesday as another high moves over South Australia and extends a ridge just west of the state.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Sunday 31 August

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Monday 1 September

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.

Tuesday 2 September

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the evening.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. 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 4:05 pm EST Saturday.

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