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Forecast issued at 10:00 pm EST on Friday 19 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A high to the northwest of Tasmania is moving slowly eastwards, to be north of Tasmania on Sunday then to the northeast of the state on Monday and Tuesday. A front will move over the far south of Tasmania late Saturday and stall before moving to the east on Sunday morning. A cold front will slip past the southwest of Tasmania late Monday, while a low develops near the WA/SA border and remains there on Tuesday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.

Saturday 20 September

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly in the morning.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.

Sunday 21 September

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.

Monday 22 September

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to northeasterly during the day then tending northwest to northeasterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Tuesday 23 September

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

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 EST Saturday.

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