Storm Bay Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:07 am EST on Tuesday 7 April 2020.

Weather Situation

A moderating southwesterly airstream lies over Tasmania as a high slowly moves south of the Bight on Tuesday, and extends a weak ridge over the state. A weak trough will cross the state during the day, with another to pass to the south in the evening. On Wednesday the high will move over Tasmania in the evening, then away to the northeast during Thursday. A northerly stream will strengthen on Friday ahead of a cold front to cross the state in the evening, bringing a cooler southwesterly change.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning then turning southwesterly in the middle of the day and increasing to 15 to 20 knots late afternoon and early evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Wednesday 8 April

Winds
Southwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots before dawn then becoming west to southwesterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 9 April

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly during the day then becoming north to northwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 10 April

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly during the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

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 4:05 pm EST Tuesday.

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