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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Monday 5 December 2022.

Weather Situation

A low pressure system to the east of Tasmania is directing a moist south to southeasterly airstream over the state. The low will remain to the east on Tuesday, while a weak ridge lies to the southwest of Tasmania. A cold front will cross Tasmania on Wednesday evening, followed by a cool southwesterly airstream which will persist during Thursday. An area of high pressure will move over Tasmania on Friday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Tuesday 6 December

Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Cloudy.

Wednesday 7 December

Winds
West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers, with possible small hail in the evening.

Thursday 8 December

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers, with possible small hail in the morning.

Friday 9 December

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly during the day.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EDT Tuesday.

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