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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EDT on Monday 2 February 2015.

Weather Situation

A high over the Bight will remain almost stationary, maintaining a southwesterly stream over Tasmania. The stream will freshen during Tuesday as a cold front approaches from the southwest, then crosses the state during the evening. The high will then slowly track eastwards during Wednesday and Thursday, extending a ridge over Tasmania, with a weak centre developing over the state, and the main centre lying to the southwest.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Tuesday 3 February

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the evening.

Wednesday 4 February

Winds
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Thursday 5 February

Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Monday.

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