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Tasmania

Local Waters Forecast for South East Inshore

Issued at 4:05 pm EST on Sunday 15 September 2019
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 19 September 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 cold front will cross Tasmania early Monday, bringing a cold southwesterly stream over the state. A ridge will extend over northern Tasmania early Tuesday, with a high to pass to the north in the morning before moving over the east later in the day. The high will remain fairly stationary over the Tasman Sea through Wednesday and Thursday as a northerly stream develops over Tasmania.

Derwent Estuary

Forecast for Sunday 15 September until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 16 September

Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly before dawn then becoming west to northwesterly about 10 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible small hail in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Tuesday 17 September

Winds: West to northwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 18 September

Winds: North to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming northeasterly during the day then tending northerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 19 September

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Channel

Forecast for Sunday 15 September until midnight

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers, with possible small hail later tonight.

Forecast for Monday 16 September

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Channel

Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots before dawn then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots by the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Possible small hail.

Forecast for Tuesday 17 September

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 18 September

Winds: Northerly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending northwest to northeasterly during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 19 September

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Storm Bay

Forecast for Sunday 15 September until midnight

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 16 September

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Storm Bay

Winds: Westerly 15 to 25 knots tending southwesterly 20 to 30 knots before dawn then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots by the middle of the day. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Possible small hail.

Forecast for Tuesday 17 September

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly in the early afternoon then turning north to northwesterly below 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 18 September

Winds: North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 19 September

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bays

Forecast for Sunday 15 September until midnight

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Monday 16 September

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay

Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Possible small hail.

Forecast for Tuesday 17 September

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly below 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming north to northwesterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 18 September

Winds: North to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 19 September

Winds: Northerly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Monday.

* Calls to 1300 number cost around 27.5c inc. 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

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast at http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts/map.shtml for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones.