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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Friday 12 February 2016.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure lies over southern Tasmania, with a high centre to strengthen to the east during the day and a northerly flow to develop over the state. A cold front will cross Tasmania tomorrow evening, bringing a westerly airstream that will persist through Sunday. On Monday a more substantial front will cross Tasmania as a low pressure system moves to the south of the state.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 13 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending west to southwesterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the afternoon and evening.

Sunday 14 February

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Monday 15 February

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% 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 4:05 pm EDT Friday.

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