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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Wednesday 22 February 2017.

Weather Situation

A northerly flow will continue this evening ahead of a trough which will move over Tasmania tonight, with a front to cross the state during tomorrow and weaken to a trough about the east coast late. The trough will linger about the northeast of Tasmania during Friday, as high develops over the Bight and extends a ridge across Tasmania, while another front brushes the south of the state during the day. The high will move then over Tasmania on Saturday, and out to the east of the state on Sunday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Thursday 23 February

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to southwesterly in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Friday 24 February

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the afternoon.

Saturday 25 February

Winds
Westerly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then decreasing to below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 26 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then becoming variable below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Thursday.

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