Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay Boating Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:08 pm EDT on Tuesday 3 March 2015.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure lies to the north of Tasmania, while a cold front approaching from the southwest will cross the state during Wednesday with westerly winds strengthening. A trough will cross Tasmania early Thursday with the strong westerly flow to be maintained as a warm front approaches the state from the southwest. This front will cross Tasmania Friday morning, embedded in the westerly flow, followed by a ridge. Another warm front will pass close to the south of Tasmania early Saturday with a cold front to move over the west later in the day.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Wednesday 4 March

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Thursday 5 March

Winds
Westerly 20 to 25 knots tending southwesterly 20 to 30 knots early in the morning, and westerly 15 to 25 knots by the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Friday 6 March

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning, and west to northwesterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Saturday 7 March

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

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 EDT Wednesday.

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