Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay Boating Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Thursday 17 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A high centred south of New Zealand extends a ridge to just east of Tasmania which will move only very slowly eastward today as a weakening cold front approaches from the west. The front is then expected to decay near the west coast tonight with a more significant cold front to cross Tasmania on Friday, bringing a southwesterly flow in its wake. A ridge of high pressure, associated with a high over northern Victoria, will move across Tasmania later on Saturday, followed by another cold front expected to cross the state on Sunday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Friday 18 April

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

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day then decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.

Saturday 19 April

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming westerly about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Sunday 20 April

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

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 4:05 pm EST Thursday.

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