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Forecast issued at 4:06 pm EST on Thursday 17 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure is moving away to the east of Tasmania. A cold front will decay near the west coast tonight, with a more significant cold front to cross Tasmania tomorrow, bringing a cooler southwesterly flow in its wake. A ridge of high pressure, associated with a high over northern Victoria, will move across Tasmania later on Saturday, followed by another cold front expected to cross the state on Sunday. A high will approach western Tasmania late on Sunday, then move out to the east of the state on Monday morning. A trough will extend over Tasmania from the northwest during Monday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Friday 18 April

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.

Saturday 19 April

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending west to northwesterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday, then below 0.5 metres by early evening.

Sunday 20 April

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending westerly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the day.

Monday 21 April

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

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 Friday.

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