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Tasmania

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

Issued at 10:03 am EST on Tuesday 17 September 2019
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 19 September 2019.

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 high over the Bight extends a ridge over northern Tasmania, with the high to pass to the north of the state today, before moving over the east this evening. The high will remain fairly stationary over the Tasman Sea for the remainder of the week, directing a northerly flow over Tasmania.

Far North West Coast: Sandy Cape to Stanley

Forecast for Tuesday 17 September until midnight

Winds: West to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres south of King Island. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 18 September

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres south of King Island. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 19 September

Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the morning. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Central North Coast: Stanley to Northern Tip of Flinders Island

Forecast for Tuesday 17 September until midnight

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming westerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore by early evening. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 18 September

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 19 September

Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: West to northwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

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

Forecast for Tuesday 17 September until midnight

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending west to northwesterly in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 18 September

Winds: Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening. Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 19 September

Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the evening. 1st Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning. 2nd Swell: Southerly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Forecast for Tuesday 17 September until midnight

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres, increasing to below 1 metre about Banks Strait. Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Wednesday 18 September

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Westerly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 19 September

Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

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

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