Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 5:00 am EST on Monday 16 September 2019
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 18 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.
A cold, fresh and gusty southwesterly flow will ease during today as ridge approaches from the northwest. The 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, as a northerly airflow develops over Tasmania.
Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres around midday, then decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening. Swell: West to southwesterly 4 to 5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning. Possible hail.
Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres. Weather: Cloudy.
Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly 20 to 25 knots during the day. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EST Monday.
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