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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EST on Thursday 30 June 2016.

Weather Situation

A low and associated cold front will pass through Bass Strait tonight, with a westerly stream to develop over Tasmania tomorrow as a ridge of high pressure builds over the mainland. The westerly stream will persist through Friday and Saturday. Another cold front will move over Tasmania late on Sunday, before weakening to a trough over the state on Monday.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 1 July

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly below 10 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the late afternoon and evening.

Saturday 2 July

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Sunday 3 July

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Monday 4 July

Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming southerly in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
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 EST Friday.

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