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View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Tuesday 30 August 2016.

Weather Situation

A northerly stream will develop over Tasmania today, directed by a high in the Tasman Sea. Meanwhile, a broad area of low pressure over the Bight will weaken to a trough before crossing Tasmania during Wednesday. Another trough is expected to move over the state on Thursday, followed by a weak ridge on Friday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny morning. 70% chance of rain late this afternoon and evening.

Wednesday 31 August

Winds
Northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Thursday 1 September

Winds
Northwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Friday 2 September

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly below 10 knots during the morning then becoming variable during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
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 EST Tuesday.

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