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Tasmania

Coastal Waters Forecast for Tasmania
Northern Zones: Sandy Cape to St Helens Point

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.

Far North West Coast: Sandy Cape to Stanley

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres east of King Island. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 metres south of King Island. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly in the late morning and afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly during the morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres south of King Island. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Central North Coast: Stanley to Northern Tip of Flinders Island

Forecast for Monday 6 February until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Central North Coast

Winds: Westerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the east in the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell: Northwest to southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 7 February

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds shifting east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Swell: Northwest to southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 February

Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

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.

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

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