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Tasmania

Coastal Waters Forecast for Tasmania
Eastern Zones: Northern Tip of Flinders Island to Tasman Island

Issued at 5:00 am EST on Saturday 20 July 2019
for the period until midnight EST Monday 22 July 2019.

Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.

Warning Information

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300 659 210* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A northerly flow freshens today as a low develops on a cold front crossing the Bight. The front is expected to cross Tasmania Sunday morning as the low passes to the southwest of the state. Northwesterlies strengthen during Monday as another, stronger cold front approaches the west late in the day.

East of Flinders Island: Northern Tip of Flinders Island to St Helens Point

Forecast for Saturday 20 July until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 21 July

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for East of Flinders Island

Winds: Northerly 20 to 25 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Forecast for Monday 22 July

Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning northerly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Sunny.

Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Forecast for Saturday 20 July until midnight

Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning northerly in the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Westerly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 21 July

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Winds: Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Swell: Northwest to southwesterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Monday 22 July

Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly during the morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres about Banks Strait. Swell: Northwest to southwesterly around 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Upper East Coast: St Helens Point to Wineglass Bay

Forecast for Saturday 20 July until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the day. Winds turning northerly during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 21 July

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Upper East Coast

Winds: Northerly 20 to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots before turning westerly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: 60% chance of showers in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Forecast for Monday 22 July

Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning northerly 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Lower East Coast: Wineglass Bay to Tasman Island

Forecast for Saturday 20 July until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Lower East Coast

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 20 to 25 knots during the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: South to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Sunday 21 July

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Lower East Coast

Winds: Northerly 25 to 30 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the morning and afternoon.

Forecast for Monday 22 July

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

South East Coast: Tasman Island to South East Cape

Forecast for Saturday 20 July until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for South East Coast

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers this morning.

Forecast for Sunday 21 July

Gale Warning for Sunday for South East Coast

Winds: Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 25 to 40 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning. Swell: Westerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Forecast for Monday 22 July

Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning northerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore. Swell: Westerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

South West Coast: South East Cape to Low Rocky Point

Forecast for Saturday 20 July until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for South West Coast

Winds: Northwesterly 25 to 30 knots turning northerly during the day. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 4 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

Forecast for Sunday 21 July

Gale Warning for Sunday for South West Coast

Winds: Northerly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 25 to 40 knots in the middle of the day then tending west to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday. Swell: Westerly 4 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

Forecast for Monday 22 July

Winds: Northwesterly 25 to 40 knots. Seas: 3 to 5 metres. Swell: Westerly 4 to 5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EST Saturday.

* Calls to 1300 numbers cost around 27.5c incl. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View the radio schedule on www.bom.gov.au/marine

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