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Forecast issued at 7:09 pm EST on Friday 6 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure to the north of Tasmania will move south over the state during tomorrow, while a low moves over the Bight. The low will intensify during Sunday and move slowly eastwards, then pass to the west of Tasmania during Monday as an associated front crosses the state. Another front will cross Tasmania early on Tuesday bringing a strong west to southwesterly change, as the complex area of low pressure moves away to the southeast of the state.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

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

Saturday 7 May

Winds
Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers at night.

Sunday 8 May

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Monday 9 May

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of rain.

Tuesday 10 May

Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting westerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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 EST Saturday.

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