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

Issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Wednesday 29 January 2020
for the period until midnight EDT Saturday 1 February 2020.

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

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Weather Situation

A high to north of Tasmania will move over the Tasman Sea this evening. A hot west to northwesterly stream will develop during Thursday, with a cold front to pass near the south of Tasmania during the day. Hot northerly winds will freshen on Friday as a cold front slowly approaches from the west. The cold front will cross Tasmania during Saturday morning and afternoon as winds shift cooler westerly.

Far North West Coast: Sandy Cape to Stanley

Forecast for Wednesday 29 January until midnight

Winds: Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly in the evening, reaching up to 20 knots south of King Island late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres south of King Island. Weather: Mostly clear.

Forecast for Thursday 30 January

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots south of King Island early morning, becoming variable about 10 knots late morning then northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres south of King Island. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Friday 31 January

Winds: North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening then tending northwest to northeasterly in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of King Island. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of rain in the late afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Forecast for Saturday 1 February

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly during the morning. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of King Island. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Central North Coast: Stanley to Northern Tip of Flinders Island

Forecast for Wednesday 29 January until midnight

Winds: West to northwesterly 10 to 20 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Mostly clear.

Forecast for Thursday 30 January

Winds: North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning, mainly north to northwesterly in the afternoon then north to northeasterly 5 to 15 knots late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Westerly below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Friday 31 January

Winds: East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to northeasterly in the evening then tending northwest to southwesterly in the late evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: West to southwesterly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.

Forecast for Saturday 1 February

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

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

Forecast for Wednesday 29 January until midnight

Winds: Westerly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: Mostly clear.

Forecast for Thursday 30 January

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for East of Flinders Island

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the south during the morning, decreasing to 10 to 20 knots in the afternoon then shifting southerly inshore and in the south in the evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Friday 31 January

Winds: Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots before dawn then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Saturday 1 February

Winds: North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly during the day. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Banks Strait and Franklin Sound

Forecast for Wednesday 29 January until midnight

Winds: Westerly 10 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots about Banks Strait until early evening. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Clear.

Forecast for Thursday 30 January

Winds: Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots about Banks Strait, tending northwesterly before dawn then shifting south to southeasterly in the evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Easterly below 0.5 metres. Weather: Sunny.

Forecast for Friday 31 January

Winds: Northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then turning west to northwesterly in the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Weather: Sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore at night.

Forecast for Saturday 1 February

Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres about Banks Strait during the afternoon. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

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

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