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Forecast issued at 10:12 am EDT on Saturday 28 March 2015.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system will pass to the north of Tasmania today with a ridge crossing the state. A cold front crossing the Bight will result in a freshening northwesterly stream tonight with the front is expected to cross Tasmania during Sunday. A high will remain to the north of Tasmania on Monday, resulting in a westerly flow over the state. The high moves to the northeast of the state on Tuesday, with the flow tending northwesterly ahead of another front.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 29 March

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeast to southwesterly in the middle of the day then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Monday 30 March

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending westerly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming variable below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Tuesday 31 March

Winds
Variable below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Saturday.

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