Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay Boating Forecast

No warnings for Tasmania

Forecast updated at 5:25 pm EDT on Monday 22 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A high over the Tasman slowly moves east, directing a humid northeasterly airstream over Tasmania. A broad trough over the mainland extends over Tasmania today before moving to the east of the state later Tuesday and becoming almost stationary on Wednesday. A cold front will then cross Tuesday afternoon with a cooler westerly airstream to follow. The airstream tends northwesterly on Thursday as another cold front approaches Tasmania, crossing early Friday with a weak ridge to follow that afternoon.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Tuesday 23 December

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then becoming southwesterly about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.

Wednesday 24 December

Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 25 December

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending east to southeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Friday 26 December

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 25 knots before tending west to southwesterly below 10 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

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 Tuesday.

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