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

Issued at 4:05 pm EDT on Monday 18 October 2021
for the period until midnight EDT Thursday 21 October 2021.

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 continue to cross Tasmania today, bringing a southerly wind change. A high pressure system will pass to the south of Tasmania during Tuesday, followed by a warmer northeasterly wind flow on Wednesday and Thursday.

Forecast for Monday 18 October until midnight

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 19 October

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 20 October

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 21 October

Winds: Northeasterly 20 to 30 knots turning northerly during the day. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

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

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