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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Coastal Waters Forecast
Bass Strait and Approaches

Issued at 10:03 am EDT on Monday 18 November 2019
for the period until midnight EDT Wednesday 20 November 2019.

Please be aware
Wind 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.

Warning Information

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300 659 210* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A high situated to the north of Tasmania combines with a warm front to the south to produce gusty west to northwesterly winds during Monday. The stream will ease on Tuesday as another high moves over the state late in the day. Northerly winds develop during Wednesday, becoming strong and gusty in the evening, as the high moves to the east of Tasmania and a complex area of low pressure moves across the Bight.

Central Coast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

Forecast for Monday 18 November until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore. Winds tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the late afternoon and evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 November

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly during the morning. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres in the west. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 November

Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Central Gippsland Coast: Wilsons Promontory to Lakes Entrance

Forecast for Monday 18 November until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Central Gippsland Coast

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots inshore, grading to 15 to 25 knots offshore and reaching 25 to 30 knots well offshore. Winds tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots throughout during the late afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 November

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the day. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 November

Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

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

Forecast for Monday 18 November until midnight

Winds: West to northwesterly around 10 knots inshore with afternoon seabreezes 10 to 15 knots. West to northwesterly winds 15 to 20 knots offshore, reaching 25 knots well offshore and tending west to southwesterly during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then tending southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 November

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, easing to around 10 knots during the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the west. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east by early evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 November

Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the far east. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Far North West Coast: Sandy Cape to Stanley

Forecast for Monday 18 November until midnight

Winds: Westerly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres south of King Island. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 November

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly during the day. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres east of King Island. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres south of King Island. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 November

Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then becoming northeasterly 25 to 35 knots during the day. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Central North Coast: Stanley to Northern Tip of Flinders Island

Forecast for Monday 18 November until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Central North Coast

Winds: West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres. Swell: Westerly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 November

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 November

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the day. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Forecast for Monday 18 November until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 November

Winds: Westerly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 November

Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 pm EDT Monday.

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