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Forecast issued at 10:06 am EST on Tuesday 2 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A high over the Bight will slowly move eastwards today, 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. A cold front will cross the Bight on Thursday morning, then weaken and form a trough to our northwest by Thursday evening 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 Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the afternoon, then decreasing to 1 metre in the evening.

Wednesday 3 September

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Thursday 4 September

Winds
West to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming west to northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Friday 5 September

Winds
Northwesterly below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly during the afternoon then becoming north to northwesterly during the evening.
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 4:05 pm EST Tuesday.

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