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

Issued at 10:05 am EST on Friday 26 April 2019
for the period until midnight EST Sunday 28 April 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 1300-659-216* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A cold front lies just east of Tasmania with an associated deep low well to the south. A vigorous west to southwesterly flow will prevail today as this system tracks eastwards and a high slowly moves into the Bight. Winds will tend westerly and moderate briefly on Saturday before strengthening again as an embedded front crosses during the afternoon. The high will near Adelaide on Sunday bringing a moderating southwesterly flow to Tasmania.

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

Forecast for Friday 26 April until midnight

Gale Warning for Friday for East of Flinders Island

Winds: West to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the late morning and again in the evening. Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Saturday 27 April

Gale Warning for Saturday for East of Flinders Island

Winds: Westerly 25 to 30 knots, increasing to 30 to 40 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 28 April

Winds: Westerly 25 to 35 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening. Seas: 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Forecast for Friday 26 April until midnight

Gale Warning for Friday for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Winds: West to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots until around midday. Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 27 April

Gale Warning for Saturday for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Winds: Westerly 25 to 30 knots, increasing to 30 to 40 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres about Banks Strait around midday. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 28 April

Winds: Westerly 25 to 35 knots. Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the evening. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Upper East Coast: St Helens Point to Wineglass Bay

Forecast for Friday 26 April until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Upper East Coast

Winds: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 27 April

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Upper East Coast

Winds: Westerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the day. Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Sunday 28 April

Winds: West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy.

Lower East Coast: Wineglass Bay to Tasman Island

Forecast for Friday 26 April until midnight

Gale Warning for Friday for Lower East Coast

Winds: West to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots, reaching 40 knots offshore in the south. Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres inshore, increasing to 4 to 6 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers in the south, 50% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south from the late morning. Possible hail.

Forecast for Saturday 27 April

Gale Warning for Saturday for Lower East Coast

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the south during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 2 to 4 metres. Swell: South to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres inshore, increasing to 4 to 6 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers, with possible hail in the early morning.

Forecast for Sunday 28 April

Winds: Westerly 25 to 35 knots turning southwesterly during the morning. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 5 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

South East Coast: Tasman Island to South East Cape

Forecast for Friday 26 April until midnight

Gale Warning for Friday for South East Coast

Winds: Westerly 30 to 40 knots turning southwesterly in the early afternoon. Seas: 4 to 5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 6 to 9 metres. Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible hail.

Forecast for Saturday 27 April

Gale Warning for Saturday for South East Coast

Winds: Westerly 25 to 30 knots increasing to 30 to 40 knots in the morning. Seas: 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres inshore, increasing to 5 to 8 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers, with possible hail in the early morning.

Forecast for Sunday 28 April

Winds: West to southwesterly 25 to 40 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening. Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres. Swell: Westerly 5 to 6 metres, tending southwesterly 4 to 5 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

South West Coast: South East Cape to Low Rocky Point

Forecast for Friday 26 April until midnight

Gale Warning for Friday for South West Coast

Winds: Westerly 30 to 40 knots turning southwesterly in the late morning. Seas: 3 to 5 metres. Swell: Westerly 9 metres, tending southwesterly 8 to 9 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Possible hail.

Forecast for Saturday 27 April

Gale Warning for Saturday for South West Coast

Winds: Westerly 25 to 30 knots tending west to northwesterly 30 to 40 knots during the morning. Seas: 3 metres, increasing to 4 metres during the morning. Swell: West to southwesterly 7 to 8 metres decreasing to 6 to 7 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of showers, with possible hail in the early morning.

Forecast for Sunday 28 April

Winds: Westerly 25 to 40 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening. Seas: 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly 5 to 6 metres, tending southwesterly 4 to 5 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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

* 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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