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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Saturday 31 January 2015.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure lies to the south of Tasmania, while a low pressure system lies to the east of the state. The ridge to the south will weaken today as the low continues to move southward directing a fresh southerly flow over Tasmania. The low will slowly move away to the southeast during Sunday while a strong high south of the Bight will remain almost stationary through Sunday and Monday directing a southwesterly flow over Tasmania. A southwest flow persists into Tuesday with a front approaching late in the day.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.

Sunday 1 February

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Monday 2 February

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tuesday 3 February

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

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 4:05 pm EDT Saturday.

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