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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Thursday 27 November 2014.

Weather Situation

A high centred to the west of Tasmania extends a ridge of high pressure over Bass Strait. Another high centre will develop to the northeast of Tasmania late tonight with a cold front to move over the south of the state tomorrow evening. The high to the west will move to the southwest of Tasmania on Saturday then to the south later on Sunday, as troughs and an area of low pressure strengthen over the mainland. The high will then move to the southeast on Monday as the area of low pressure moves over the northwest of the state.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 28 November

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending south to southwesterly in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the evening.

Saturday 29 November

Winds
Southerly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the morning then becoming northeasterly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the early morning.

Sunday 30 November

Winds
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Monday 1 December

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% 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 Friday.

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