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

Issued at 5:00 am EST on Tuesday 7 July 2020
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 9 July 2020.

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 to the west of Tasmania drifts over the state today bringing light winds and cold, stable conditions. The high will move away to the northeast late on Wednesday, allowing a northerly stream to develop and persist through Thursday.

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

Forecast for Tuesday 7 July until midnight

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 July

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 9 July

Winds: North to northwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Forecast for Tuesday 7 July until midnight

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 July

Winds: Variable about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 9 July

Winds: North to northwesterly below 10 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: Southeast to southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Upper East Coast: St Helens Point to Wineglass Bay

Forecast for Tuesday 7 July until midnight

Winds: South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 July

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 9 July

Winds: Northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Lower East Coast: Wineglass Bay to Tasman Island

Forecast for Tuesday 7 July until midnight

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly during the morning. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening. Swell: South to southwesterly 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 July

Winds: West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: South to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 9 July

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

South East Coast: Tasman Island to South East Cape

Forecast for Tuesday 7 July until midnight

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly in the morning. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 July

Winds: West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots near Tasman Island in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 9 July

Winds: North to northwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

South West Coast: South East Cape to Low Rocky Point

Forecast for Tuesday 7 July until midnight

Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly below 10 knots in the late morning and early afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 July

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 9 July

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres, tending westerly 2.5 metres during the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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

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