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Tasmania

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

Issued at 5:00 am EST on Wednesday 19 June 2019
for the period until midnight EST Friday 21 June 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 659 210* or listen for warnings on relevant TV and radio broadcasts.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure will move to the west of Tasmania today, associated with a high over the Bight, as a low off the east coast moves further east over the Tasman Sea. The high centred to the west of Tasmania, combined with the low near the south of New Zealand, will maintain a southwesterly flow over the state on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Far North West Coast: Sandy Cape to Stanley

Forecast for Wednesday 19 June until midnight

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres south of King Island. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 20 June

Winds: South to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres later in the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Forecast for Friday 21 June

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres south of King Island. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Central North Coast: Stanley to Northern Tip of Flinders Island

Forecast for Wednesday 19 June until midnight

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Westerly around 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 20 June

Winds: Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming southwesterly about 10 knots in the morning then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to northwesterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to around 1 metre offshore. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Friday 21 June

Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: West to northwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

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

Forecast for Wednesday 19 June until midnight

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the afternoon. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 20 June

Winds: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Friday 21 June

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Forecast for Wednesday 19 June until midnight

Winds: Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: South to southeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny.

Forecast for Thursday 20 June

Winds: West to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres about Banks Strait. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Friday 21 June

Winds: South to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots for a time in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres about Banks Strait during the afternoon or evening. Weather: Mostly sunny.

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

* 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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