Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay Boating Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 19 September 2019.

Weather Situation

A stationary high in the Tasman Sea directs a north to northeasterly stream over Tasmania, which will freshen today as a cold front crosses the Bight. The front will weaken on Friday and a low is expected to develop near King Island in the evening, with another low to the west of Tasmania. This complex area of low pressure is expected to pass over the state on Saturday, with a cooler westerly stream to follow. A weak ridge of high pressure will then drift over the state on Sunday, while another cold front approaches from the west in the evening.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Friday 20 September

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 21 September

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting westerly during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Sunday 22 September

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Please be awareWind 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.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EST Thursday.

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