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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Coastal Waters Forecast
Bass Strait and Approaches

Issued at 5:15 pm EST on Monday 20 May 2019
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 23 May 2019.

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 659 210* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A trough will cross Tasmania tonight, with a west to northwesterly flow to follow on Tuesday. An embedded cold front will weaken over Tasmania early Wednesday, with the next cold front to pass south of the state during the day. Another cold front will approach the southwest of Tasmania late Thursday.

Central Coast: Cape Otway to Wilsons Promontory

Forecast for Monday 20 May until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots at times. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 21 May

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 22 May

Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the far west. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 23 May

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the day then increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Central Gippsland Coast: Wilsons Promontory to Lakes Entrance

Forecast for Monday 20 May until midnight

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots in the west in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the west later in the evening. Swell: Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 21 May

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots offshore during the day. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southeast to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending west to southwesterly around 1 metre during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 22 May

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 23 May

Winds: North to northwesterly 5 to 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

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

Forecast for Monday 20 May until midnight

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots. Variable winds below 10 knots inshore. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west.

Forecast for Tuesday 21 May

Winds: West to northwesterly about 10 knots inshore, increasing to 15 to 20 knots offshore. Winds inshore tending variable around 10 knots or less during the afternoon and tending west to southwesterly in the east. Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. 1st Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the east. 2nd Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 22 May

Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly below 10 knots during the day. Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to around 1 metre offshore. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 23 May

Winds: North to northwesterly below10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon or evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Far North West Coast: Sandy Cape to Stanley

Forecast for Monday 20 May until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Far North West Coast

Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots south and west of King Island in the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres south and west of King Island. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres south of King Island. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 21 May

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 20 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm south of King Island in the afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Wednesday 22 May

Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of King Island. Swell: West to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 23 May

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of King Island. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres south of King Island. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Central North Coast: Stanley to Northern Tip of Flinders Island

Forecast for Monday 20 May until midnight

Winds: Northerly 10 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore by early evening. Swell: Westerly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 21 May

Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 22 May

Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning.

Forecast for Thursday 23 May

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: West to northwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Forecast for Monday 20 May until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly 10 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 later in the evening. Swell: Mainly southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Forecast for Tuesday 21 May

Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots about Banks Strait during the morning and afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres about Banks Strait. Swell: Mainly southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 22 May

Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Northwest to southwesterly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 23 May

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres about Banks Strait during the morning. Swell: Northwest to southwesterly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:30 am EST Tuesday.

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