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Forecast issued at 10:01 pm EST on Sunday 20 April 2014.

Weather Situation

A front crossing Tasmania this evening will remain nearly stationary over Bass Strait tonight. A brief ridge of high pressure will build over the state early on Monday then the front will move southwards over the state. Meanwhile, a low pressure system developing over the western Bight will pass just to the southwest of Tasmania on Monday night, sweeping a cold front across early Tuesday. On Wednesday a west to northwesterly flow is expected over the state as a cold front approaches from the west, eventually crossing Thursday morning.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 10 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Monday 21 April

Winds
North to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly in the middle of the day then north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Tuesday 22 April

Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending west to northwesterly by the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.

Wednesday 23 April

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.

Thursday 24 April

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.

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 Monday.

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