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

Issued at 10:00 am EDT on Thursday 22 February 2024
for the period until midnight EDT Saturday 24 February 2024.

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 in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge over Tasmania. Warming northeast to northwesterly winds develop over Tasmania, ahead of a cold front passing during this afternoon and evening. On Friday a new high in the Bight extends a ridge over Tasmania, which is expected to strengthen over the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday 22 February until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Central West Coast

Winds: Northerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Winds turning west to northwesterly during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 23 February

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Central West Coast

Winds: West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning and early afternoon. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 metres, tending westerly 4 to 6 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Saturday 24 February

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 5 to 6 metres, decreasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy.

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

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