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Tasmania

Coastal Waters Forecast
Bass Strait and Approaches

Issued at 5:30 am EST on Tuesday 22 August 2017
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 24 August 2017.

Please be aware
Wind 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.

Warning Information

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300-659-216* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A high over the Bight and an approaching cold front combine to produce a northwesterly stream over Tasmania today. The cold front will weaken as it crosses Tasmania Wednesday morning, followed by a west to southwesterly stream. A trough will approach the west coast Wednesday evening before weakening over Tasmania Thursday morning, embedded in a westerly stream.

Central Coast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

Forecast for Tuesday 22 August until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the far west in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the far west during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres in the far west. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers offshore, 20% chance elsewhere.

Forecast for Wednesday 23 August

Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres in the far west. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 24 August

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Central Gippsland Coast: Wilsons Promontory to Lakes Entrance

Forecast for Tuesday 22 August until midnight

Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the west during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the west, near zero chance elsewhere.

Forecast for Wednesday 23 August

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Central Gippsland Coast

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 24 August

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

East Gippsland Coast: Lakes Entrance to 60nm east of Gabo Island

Forecast for Tuesday 22 August until midnight

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower in the far east, near zero chance elsewhere.

Forecast for Wednesday 23 August

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for East Gippsland Coast

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the late afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Thursday 24 August

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Far North West Coast: Sandy Cape to Stanley

Forecast for Tuesday 22 August until midnight

Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots south of King Island in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres south of King Island. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 23 August

Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly in the morning and afternoon. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres south of King Island. Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 24 August

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres east of King Island. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres south of King Island. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Central North Coast: Stanley to Northern Tip of Flinders Island

Forecast for Tuesday 22 August until midnight

Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 23 August

Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending west to southwesterly in the late afternoon and early evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 24 August

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning and again in the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Forecast for Tuesday 22 August until midnight

Winds: West to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots about Banks Strait in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres about Banks Strait by early evening. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 23 August

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres about Banks Strait. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 24 August

Winds: Southwesterly about 10 knots tending westerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 pm EST Tuesday.

* Calls to 1300 numbers cost around 27.5c incl. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View the radio schedule on www.bom.gov.au/marine

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