Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay Boating Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:04 pm EDT on Tuesday 31 March 2015.

Weather Situation

An area of high pressure to the northeast of Tasmania directs a northwest flow over the state this Tuesday evening. Northwest winds will strengthen during Wednesday ahead of a cold front to cross Tasmania during the evening. The front will move to the east Thursday morning with a low pressure system developing on it. A high to the west extends a ridge over the state Thursday afternoon. An area of high pressure will remain over Tasmania on Friday and into Saturday while a trough will sit to the north over the eastern mainland.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Variable below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Wednesday 1 April

Winds
Variable to 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots before dawn, increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day then decreasing to 10 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
Up to 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers at night.

Thursday 2 April

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots before dawn then tending southerly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Friday 3 April

Winds
South to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly during the morning then becoming south to southeasterly during the day.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Saturday 4 April

Winds
West to southwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly during the afternoon then becoming northeasterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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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