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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Thursday 30 March 2017.

Weather Situation

A high over the Bight extends a ridge over Tasmania, while a cold front passes to the south of the Western Australia. The ridge will move to the east of Tasmania tomorrow, as the front approaches from the west. The front will then cross the state early on Saturday, bringing a southwesterly change that will gradually ease on Sunday as the high approaches Tasmania from the Bight.The high will cross the state on Monday, moving to the southeast in the evening.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

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

Friday 31 March

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 1 April

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 20 knots, turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning and then increasing to 20 to 30 knots for a period during the afternoon and early evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Sunday 2 April

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming west to southwesterly about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Monday 3 April

Winds
West to northwesterly below 10 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 EDT Friday.

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