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Forecast issued at 10:03 am EDT on Wednesday 26 November 2014.

Weather Situation

A cold front is crossing Tasmania early this morning, with a high south of the Bight to slowly approach during the day and extend a ridge over the state by evening. A ridge will remain over the state Thursday and Friday with high centres to the west and northeast and a weak trough lying over Tasmania. The ridge and two high centres will then remain slow moving into Saturday, as a trough deepens over Victoria.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly 10 to 20 knots late evening.
Seas
Up to 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Thursday 27 November

Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 20 knots, tending more southerly for a period in the late afternoon and early evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Friday 28 November

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the morning then tending south to southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Saturday 29 November

Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly during the morning then easterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% 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 4:05 pm EDT Wednesday.

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