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Forecast issued at 4:06 pm EDT on Wednesday 22 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high over the Tasman Sea is almost stationary while a trough and weakening cold front are crossing Tasmania. Another high will move past the south of Tasmania on Thursday before linking with the high over the Tasman Sea on Friday. A trough will move over Tasmania later Friday as a cold front approaches the west. This front will cross southern Tasmania during Saturday, with the next high to move to the southwest of the state in the evening then to the east during Sunday. Northerly winds will freshen over Tasmania on Sunday as a trough and cold front approach the west late evening.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm early this evening.

Thursday 23 October

Winds
Southerly 10 to 20 knots turning east to southeasterly around 10 knots in the morning then tending northeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing to below 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the early morning.

Friday 24 October

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny morning. 20% chance of a shower in the late afternoon and evening.

Saturday 25 October

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending southerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Sunday 26 October

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% 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 5:00 am EDT Thursday.

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