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View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Monday 27 April 2015.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system south of Western Australia extends a ridge to the north of Tasmania, directing a southwesterly flow over the state. The high will slowly move over the Bight with the ridge to persist to the north until Wednesday when it is expected to move over Tasmania. The high will slowly approach the state later on Wednesday, then move over the Tasman Sea on Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tuesday 28 April

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Wednesday 29 April

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly during the day then northerly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Thursday 30 April

Winds
Variable below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 EST Monday.

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