Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay Boating Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:07 pm EST on Monday 1 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A cold front which crossed the state Monday moves out to the east this evening with the associated low to move to the southeast. A high will move over the Bight, then slowly eastwards Tuesday as a low develops over the northern Tasman Sea. The high should then weaken on Wednesday as it moves over NSW, while the low over the Tasman Sea intensifies. Another cold front to cross the Bight on Thursday morning is expected to weaken and form a trough to our northwest while a high centre remains close to the state. This high remains close to the state on Friday while several troughs sit over the mainland.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

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

Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending southerly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.

Tuesday 2 September

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending northwest to southwesterly early in the morning then tending southwesterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.

Wednesday 3 September

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly below 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Thursday 4 September

Winds
West to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly during the afternoon then becoming northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Friday 5 September

Winds
Variable below 10 knots.
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 5:00 am EST Tuesday.

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