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Forecast issued at 10:16 pm EDT on Friday 19 December 2014.

Weather Situation

A front approaching the southwest this evening will cross Tasmania early Saturday while a high passes to the north. The high will move over the Tasman Sea on Sunday, directing a warmer northerly airflow over the state while a weak front crosses southern parts late in the day. A high remains to the east of Tasmania on Monday while a broad trough over Victoria extends towards Tasmania late in the day. A combination of this trough and a front moving from the west cross the state during Tuesday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the evening.

Saturday 20 December

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending west to southwesterly 5 to 15 knots in the morning, south to southwesterly in the middle of the day then south to southeasterly late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to up to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Sunday 21 December

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Monday 22 December

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then turning northeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 23 December

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% 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 Saturday.

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