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View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 26 July 2014.

Weather Situation

A low pressure trough over Tasmania this morning will move away to the east during the day with a weak high pressure ridge to approach from the west. A northwest flow is expected over the state tomorrow ahead of an approaching front which will dissipate over Tasmania overnight Sunday. A stronger cold front will approach during Monday and cross Tuesday with another front to follow in a vigorous west to northwest flow with a very deep low passing well south of the Bight.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Sunday 27 July

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Monday 28 July

Winds
Northerly 5 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots during the day then tending north to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Tuesday 29 July

Winds
Northerly 10 to 20 knots tending northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 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 4:05 pm EST Saturday.

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