Australian Government

Bureau of Meteorology


Coastal Waters Forecast 

Marine (lite) Home

IDT12331

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

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

Issued at 10:00 am EDT on Monday 6 February 2023
for the period until midnight EDT Wednesday 8 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

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 west to southwesterly airstream will persist over Tasmania through to Tuesday, with an embedded cold front to brush the south of the state during this morning. A high will slowly approach Tasmania from the west on Wednesday.

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

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for East of Flinders Island

Winds: Westerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots south of Flinders Island the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy.

Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Winds: Westerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots about Banks Strait in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southeast to southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: South to southeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy.

Upper East Coast: St Helens Point to Wineglass Bay

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: South to southwesterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy.

Lower East Coast: Wineglass Bay to Tasman Island

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Lower East Coast

Winds: Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning southwesterly in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Lower East Coast

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning. Winds tending south to southwesterly during the morning and early afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: South to southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy.

South East Coast: Tasman Island to South East Cape

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for South East Coast

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for South East Coast

Winds: Westerly 25 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning. Seas: 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Cloudy.

South West Coast: South East Cape to Low Rocky Point

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for South West Coast

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for South West Coast

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy.

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

* 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

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecasts for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for neighbouring coastal zones.