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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Thursday 2 April 2015.

Weather Situation

A cold front and low moved to the east of Tasmania Thursday evening allowing a high over the Bight to extend a ridge over the state. The high centre is expected to persist to the west of the state during Friday maintaining a light southerly flow. Another high centre is expected to develop to the east of Tasmania on Saturday, with a weak trough to develop over the state. The trough is forecast to deepen on Sunday while a cold front approaches from the west. The front crosses early Monday with a southerly flow to follow as the next high approaches.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Friday 3 April

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Saturday 4 April

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Sunday 5 April

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly during the morning then tending southerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Monday 6 April

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% 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 Friday.

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