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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Saturday 4 July 2015.

Weather Situation

An area of high pressure lies to the north of Tasmania, with a trough near the north coast of the state to persist into tomorrow. A high will develop to the southwest of Tasmania tomorrow, extending a ridge over the south of the state during the day. A warm front is expected to move over the north of Tasmania late tomorrow then weaken on Monday, with an associated low pressure system to move just to the northwest of the state. The low will weaken on Tuesday as a high passes to the south of Tasmania. The high will move southeast over the Tasman Sea on Wednesday, directing a northeasterly flow over Tasmania.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 10 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Sunday 5 July

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Monday 6 July

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 20% chance of rain in the early morning.

Tuesday 7 July

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Wednesday 8 July

Winds
Northerly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 Sunday.

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