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

Issued at 5:00 am EST on Monday 15 July 2024
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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 low pressure centre near the east coast will move over the northeast of the state and into eastern Bass Strait during Monday afternoon and evening. A broad area of low pressure will then remain to the east of Tasmania through to the middle of the week, with a ridge of high pressure to the west of the state.

Far North West Coast: Sandy Cape to Stanley

Forecast for Monday 15 July until midnight

Gale Warning for Monday for Far North West Coast

Winds: South to southwesterly 30 to 40 knots. Winds east of Cape Grim easing to 20 to 30 knots in the late evening. Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning. 1st Swell: South to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning, then tending southerly 4 to 6 metres later in the evening. 2nd Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres. Weather: Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain.

Forecast for Tuesday 16 July

Gale Warning for Tuesday for Far North West Coast

Winds: Southerly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots west of King Island early in the morning. Winds tending south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning then increasing to 20 to 30 knots again south of King Island in the evening. Seas: 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 1st Swell: Southerly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. 2nd Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 17 July

Winds: Southerly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. 2nd Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Central North Coast: Stanley to Northern Tip of Flinders Island

Forecast for Monday 15 July until midnight

Gale Warning for Monday for Central North Coast

Winds: West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching 25 to 35 knots offshore during the morning. Winds turning south to southeasterly in the evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Westerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain.

Forecast for Tuesday 16 July

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Central North Coast

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming southeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon then tending south to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. 1st Swell: Westerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 17 July

Winds: South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

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

Forecast for Monday 15 July until midnight

Gale Warning for Monday for East of Flinders Island

Winds: Westerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 25 to 35 knots offshore in the far north during the afternoon. Winds south of Flinders Island shifting east to southeasterly in the afternoon, extending throughout in the evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st Swell: Southerly 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening. 2nd Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain.

Forecast for Tuesday 16 July

Gale Warning for Tuesday for East of Flinders Island

Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the late afternoon. Winds turning southerly 25 to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st Swell: Easterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning, then tending southeasterly 2 to 3 metres around midday. 2nd Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday, then tending northwest to southwesterly below 1 metre by early evening. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 17 July

Winds: Southerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. 1st Swell: Southerly 2 to 3 metres. 2nd Swell: East to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Forecast for Monday 15 July until midnight

Winds: Westerly 15 to 25 knots shifting southeasterly in the early afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres near Eddystone Point later in the evening. 1st Swell: Southerly 1 to 2 metres, tending northwest to southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending west to northwesterly 1 to 2 metres around midday. 2nd Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 0.5 metres later in the evening. Weather: Cloudy. 95% chance of rain.

Forecast for Tuesday 16 July

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Winds: Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the day. Winds tending southerly 20 to 25 knots in the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. 1st Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then tending southeasterly 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. 2nd Swell: Northwest to southwesterly around 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending northwest to southwesterly below 1 metre around midday. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Forecast for Wednesday 17 July

Winds: Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon then tending southwesterly during the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. 1st Swell: East to southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening. 2nd Swell: Northwest to southwesterly below 0.5 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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