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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Sunday 31 August 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system centred to the southeast of New Zealand maintains a ridge to the northeast of Tasmania, while a low lies over the northern Tasman Sea and a cold front slowly crosses the Bight. The ridge will shift further east today as the front approaches from the west. The front is expected to gradually cross Tasmania during Monday, as a high moves into the Bight. The high will move a little further east on Tuesday and Wednesday as another low develops over the northern Tasman Sea and a cold front approaches from the southwest.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Monday 1 September

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.

Tuesday 2 September

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 20 knots turning west to northwesterly about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.

Wednesday 3 September

Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 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 Sunday.

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