Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay Boating Forecast

View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Thursday 25 August 2016.

Weather Situation

A low to the southeast of Tasmania and a high over the Bight are producing a southwesterly stream over the state. A westerly flow will develop on Friday as the high moves over the eastern mainland, then freshen during Saturday ahead of a cold front to brush the south of the state late. As the high slowly tracks east of New South Wales on Sunday, a northwesterly stream is expected to develop over Tasmania, while a broad area of low pressure moves into the Bight.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending southwesterly in the morning then turning west to northwesterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers during the morning and afternoon.

Friday 26 August

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly below 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming northwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 27 August

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Sunday 28 August

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

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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