Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay Boating Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Thursday 3 December 2020.

Weather Situation

A locally fresh and gusty westerly flow is over Tasmania, with high pressure systems centred to the northeast and northwest of the state. A trough will cross Tasmania Friday morning, in the westerly flow, with a high moving north of the state during the day and winds to ease late. The high will move to the northeast of Tasmania early Saturday, with strengthening northerly winds to shift strong and gusty westerly in the evening as a cold front crosses the state and an associated low moves to the southwest. A trough will cross Tasmania during Sunday, with the strong westerly flow continuing, while another trough approaches the southwest late and an area of low pressure moves to the far south of the state. The next trough will cross Tasmania Monday morning, as winds tend west to southwesterly, with another trough to approach the southwest late.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 4 December

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then decreasing to 10 to 15 knots late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the morning.

Saturday 5 December

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain in the afternoon and evening.

Sunday 6 December

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Monday 7 December

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% 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 5:00 am EDT Friday.

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