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View the current warnings for Tasmania

Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Tuesday 26 March 2019.

Weather Situation

A deep low pressure system to the southeast of Tasmania will continue moving east tonight, with the west to southwesterly to further ease on Wednesday while shifting northwesterly as a high passes to the north. A cold front is then expected to slow down while approaching Tasmania Thursday night then slowly crossing the state on Friday. A low will then form on this front just east of Tasmania on Saturday, as another cold front approaches the state from the southwest.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 20 knots in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 27 March

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots tending north to northwesterly early then becoming variable 5 to 15 knots in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 28 March

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots for a time in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 29 March

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Saturday 30 March

Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% 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 5:00 am EDT Wednesday.

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