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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Friday 18 January 2019.

Weather Situation

A cold front will cross Tasmania this evening and early Saturday in a westerly flow. A high will move over the Bight Saturday morning, and extend a ridge north of Tasmania, with another high developing northeast of the state during the day. High pressure systems will remain northwest and northeast of Tasmania on Sunday and Monday, with a cold front to pass near the south of the state early Sunday. The northwestern high will weaken on Tuesday with a cold front to approach the south of Tasmania late.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 20 knots shifting west to northwesterly late evening.
Seas
Up to 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm until early this evening.

Saturday 19 January

Winds
West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 20 January

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 21 January

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots for a time in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 22 January

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending east to northeasterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 Saturday.

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