Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay Boating Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Sunday 28 February 2021.

Weather Situation

A weak trough lies over Tasmania today. A cold front is expected to cross Tasmania on Monday afternoon, followed by a cooler southwesterly flow. A low centre passes close to the southeast of Tasmania later on Monday bringing gales to southeastern coastal areas which should ease on Tuesday morning. The southwesterly flow will persist on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as a high pressure system remains slow moving south of the Bight.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
East to northeasterly below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 1 March

Gale Warning for Monday for Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon then southwesterly 25 to 35 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Tuesday 2 March

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 35 knots decreasing to 20 to 30 knots before dawn then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Wednesday 3 March

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy.

Thursday 4 March

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Monday.

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