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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Friday 24 February 2017.

Weather Situation

A trough will linger about the east coast and a front will brush the south of the state, while a high over the Bight will extend a ridge across Tasmania later tonight. On Saturday the trough near the northeast will move westward through Bass Strait, as the high moves across Tasmania. The high will then move out to the east of the state during Sunday, where it will remain stationary over the Tasman Sea throughout Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny morning. 30% chance of a shower this afternoon.

Saturday 25 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then becoming variable below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 26 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots for a time in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 27 February

Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots for a time in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
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 4:05 pm EDT Friday.

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