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Tasmania

Coastal Waters Forecast
Bass Strait and Approaches

Issued at 5:30 am EDT on Tuesday 24 October 2017
for the period until midnight EDT Thursday 26 October 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 weak ridge lies just to the north of Tasmania, with a trough to extend over the northeast of the state during today. The ridge will move over Tasmania early tomorrow, as the trough weakens and a low passes to the north. The ridge will remain over the state on Thursday with light winds prevailing.

Central Coast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

Forecast for Tuesday 24 October until midnight

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending southwest to southeasterly during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 25 October

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly during the afternoon and evening and locally reaching 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west around midday. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres in the west. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the morning.

Forecast for Thursday 26 October

Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far west. Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Central Gippsland Coast: Wilsons Promontory to Lakes Entrance

Forecast for Tuesday 24 October until midnight

Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly in the early afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Afternoon coastal seabreezes around 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers inshore, 30% chance elsewhere.

Forecast for Wednesday 25 October

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers inshore, 60% chance elsewhere.

Forecast for Thursday 26 October

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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

Forecast for Tuesday 24 October until midnight

Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, tending west to southwesterly in the early afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening. Afternoon coastal seabreezes to 15 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers this evening.

Forecast for Wednesday 25 October

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 26 October

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Far North West Coast: Sandy Cape to Stanley

Forecast for Tuesday 24 October until midnight

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly below 10 knots during the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening. Weather: Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower this morning.

Forecast for Wednesday 25 October

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore during the afternoon and evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 26 October

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres south of King Island. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Central North Coast: Stanley to Northern Tip of Flinders Island

Forecast for Tuesday 24 October until midnight

Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 25 October

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the west.

Forecast for Thursday 26 October

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Forecast for Tuesday 24 October until midnight

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots about Banks Strait during the day. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 25 October

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Forecast for Thursday 26 October

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

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

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