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Coastal Waters Forecast for Tasmania
Central West Coast: Low Rocky Point to Sandy Cape

Issued at 10:00 pm EST on Monday 3 August 2020
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 6 August 2020.

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

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Weather Situation

A cold front will cross Tasmania later today as a low pressure system approaches from the southwest. The low will direct a very cold southerly flow over the state on Tuesday as moves over the state and to the east. Cold southerly winds will tend southwesterly on Wednesday as the area of low pressure intensifies and moves slowly eastwards over the Tasman Sea. Southwesterly winds moderate on Thursday as a large area of high pressure over the Southern Ocean extends towards Tasmania.

Forecast for Monday 3 August until midnight

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. Swell: Southwesterly 5 to 6 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore. Possible hail.

Forecast for Tuesday 4 August

Gale Warning for Tuesday for Central West Coast

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 35 knots in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres, decreasing to 4 metres later in the evening. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Possible hail.

Forecast for Wednesday 5 August

Winds: Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots in the morning. Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 6 August

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

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

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