Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay Boating Forecast

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Forecast issued at 10:01 pm EST on Sunday 20 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A front crossing Tasmania this evening will remain nearly stationary over Bass Strait tonight. A brief ridge of high pressure will build over the state early on Monday then the front will move southwards over the state. Meanwhile, a low pressure system developing over the western Bight will pass just to the southwest of Tasmania on Monday night, sweeping a cold front across early Tuesday. On Wednesday a west to northwesterly flow is expected over the state as a cold front approaches from the west, eventually crossing Thursday morning.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 10 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.

Monday 21 April

Winds
West to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots becoming variable early in the morning then north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Tuesday 22 April

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then becoming northwesterly about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Wednesday 23 April

Winds
Northwesterly about 10 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Thursday 24 April

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly during the morning then becoming west to northwesterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.

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 Monday.

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