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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

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

Issued at 5:00 am EDT on Wednesday 8 February 2023
for the period until midnight EDT Friday 10 February 2023.

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 high over the Bight is moving to the south of Tasmania, becoming centred over the Tasman Sea on Thursday. A trough is expected to extend from Victoria over northern Tasmania during Friday.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February until midnight

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 9 February

Winds: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 10 February

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, tending southwesterly 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Wednesday.

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