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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Tuesday 22 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over Tasmania. A weak cold front passes the south of the state during Wednesday morning, with a trough moving up the east coast during the day while another high centre moves over the southwest of the state. Warm northerly winds freshen during Thursday as the high remains in the Tasman Sea, with a trough and cold front crossing the Bight. The trough and cold front will cross Tasmania during Friday morning and early afternoon, shifting winds west to northwesterly. Winds shift west to southwesterly on Saturday in the early afternoon as a trough crosses the state and a new high enters the Bight.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 23 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then becoming variable below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 24 October

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly in the middle of the day then tending north to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 25 October

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then becoming north to northwesterly about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Saturday 26 October

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Wednesday.

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