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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 EDT on Tuesday 5 March 2024
for the period until midnight EDT Thursday 7 March 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 pressure system over Tasmania will move to a position over the Tasman Sea today. A trough of low pressure will cross the State on Wednesday, followed by another high pressure system that will pass over the State Thursday and Friday.

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

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March until midnight

Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon. Swell: South to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 6 March

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. 1st Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. 2nd Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 7 March

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting easterly 10 to 15 knots during the day. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March until midnight

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 6 March

Winds: West to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres near Eddystone Point during the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 7 March

Winds: Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the morning. Swell: Northwest to southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Upper East Coast: St Helens Point to Wineglass Bay

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly below 10 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the morning, then tending south to southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres around midday. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 6 March

Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly in the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 7 March

Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Lower East Coast: Wineglass Bay to Tasman Island

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March until midnight

Winds: Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots early in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 6 March

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 7 March

Winds: Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

South East Coast: Tasman Island to South East Cape

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March until midnight

Winds: Northerly 10 to 15 knots turning west to northwesterly in the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. 1st Swell: Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 2nd Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 6 March

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for South East Coast

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming northwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn. Winds turning west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. 1st Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 2nd Swell: Northeast to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly around 1 metre during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 7 March

Winds: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning then turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Cloudy.

South West Coast: South East Cape to Low Rocky Point

Forecast for Tuesday 5 March until midnight

Winds: North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late morning and early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. 1st Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 2nd Swell: Southerly 2.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 6 March

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for South West Coast

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 1st Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres. 2nd Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Thursday 7 March

Winds: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy.

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

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