Storm Bay Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Tuesday 22 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over Tasmania. A weak cold front passes the south of the state during Wednesday morning, with a trough moving up the east coast during the day while another high centre moves over the southwest of the state. Warm northerly winds freshen during Thursday as the high remains in the Tasman Sea, with a trough and cold front crossing the Bight. The trough and cold front will cross Tasmania during Friday morning and early afternoon, shifting winds west to northwesterly. Winds shift west to southwesterly on Saturday in the early afternoon as a trough crosses the state and a new high enters the Bight.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting north to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Wednesday 23 October

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then becoming variable below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 24 October

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 25 October

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots tending westerly during the day then tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 26 October

Winds
Northwest to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.

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 Wednesday.

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