Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay Boating Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:01 pm EST on Thursday 31 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A very deep and complex low pressure system well south of Tasmania is slowly moving east, with an associated cold front currently over Tasmania to move over Bass Strait tonight. A vigorous west to northwesterly stream will persist over the state until tomorrow morning when the final cold front will see winds shift very cold southwesterly. Winds should then gradually ease tomorrow night and during Saturday as a high moves from the Bight region to western New South Wales. The high should then become slow moving over southern New South wales on Sunday, as another high move south of Western Australia. Both highs will then slowly continue east on Monday, while maintaining a broad ridge to the north of Tasmania.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay

Winds
Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.

Friday 1 August

Gale Warning for Friday for Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay

Winds
Northwesterly 25 to 35 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday.
Weather
The chance hail in the late morning and afternoon.

Saturday 2 August

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Sunday 3 August

Winds
North to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Monday 4 August

Winds
North to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

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 5:00 am EST Friday.

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