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

Issued at 4:05 pm EST on Sunday 21 April 2019
for the period until midnight EST Wednesday 24 April 2019.

Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.

Warning Information

For latest warnings go to www.bom.gov.au, subscribe to RSS feeds, call 1300-659-216* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A cold front just west of Tasmania will cross the state overnight then linger as a trough about the northeast through Monday, with a westerly flow to ease during the evening as a ridge extends over the state. The ridge will remain just north of Tasmania on Tuesday as a weak cold front passes just south of the state, with another cold front then expected Wednesday night.

Far North West Coast: Sandy Cape to Stanley

Forecast for Sunday 21 April until midnight

Winds: Westerly 10 to 20 knots turning southwesterly in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 2 to 4 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of fog with reduced visibility. 95% chance of showers. The chance of thunderstorms east of King Island in the afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Monday 22 April

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 5 to 15 knots around midday then becoming variable in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: 60% chance of showers in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Forecast for Tuesday 23 April

Winds: West to southwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Westerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 24 April

Winds: West to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming westerly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly 1 to 2 metres, tending southwesterly 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Central North Coast: Stanley to Northern Tip of Flinders Island

Forecast for Sunday 21 April until midnight

Winds: Northwest to northeasterly 5 to 15 knots tending northwest to southwesterly in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of fog with reduced visibility. 90% chance of showers. The chance of thunderstorms in the evening.

Forecast for Monday 22 April

Winds: West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing 10 to 20 knots in the morning then to 5 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre. Weather: 60% chance of showers early in the morning with the chance of thunderstorms. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Forecast for Tuesday 23 April

Winds: Westerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: West to northwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 24 April

Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

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

Forecast for Sunday 21 April until midnight

Winds: Northerly 10 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of fog with reduced visibility.

Forecast for Monday 22 April

Winds: Southwest to northwesterly 5 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly about the south from midday. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of thunderstorms in the morning.

Forecast for Tuesday 23 April

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 24 April

Winds: Westerly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Forecast for Sunday 21 April until midnight

Winds: North to northeasterly 5 to 15 knots becoming northwesterly late. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. The chance of fog with reduced visibility. The chance of thunderstorms at night.

Forecast for Monday 22 April

Winds: Westerly 10 to 20 knots decreasing to 5 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorms early in the morning.

Forecast for Tuesday 23 April

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 24 April

Winds: Westerly about 10 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am 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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