Storm Bay Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:04 am EST on Thursday 29 June 2017.

Weather Situation

A vigorous cold front will cross Tasmania around midday, bearing a very cold and active southwesterly stream in its wake. The stream will ease during Friday as a high moves over Victoria and extends a ridge over Tasmania in the evening. The ridge will persist on Saturday, sandwiched between broad areas of low pressure to the east and west, before moving to the east of Tasmania on Sunday as a low moves over the Bight.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Storm Bay

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots late morning, then turning southwesterly around midday before increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers from late this morning. The chance of a thunderstorm later tonight. Possible hail late this afternoon and evening.

Friday 30 June

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Storm Bay

Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the morning then tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday, then below 1 metre later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Saturday 1 July

Winds
Westerly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 2 July

Winds
Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 EST Thursday.

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