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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmania

Coastal Waters Forecast for Tasmania
Southern Zones: Tasman Island to Low Rocky Point

Issued at 5:00 am EST on Tuesday 7 July 2020
for the period until midnight EST Thursday 9 July 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

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 to the west of Tasmania drifts over the state today bringing light winds and cold, stable conditions. The high will move away to the northeast late on Wednesday, allowing a northerly stream to develop and persist through Thursday.

South East Coast: Tasman Island to South East Cape

Forecast for Tuesday 7 July until midnight

Winds: Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly in the morning. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 July

Winds: West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots near Tasman Island in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 9 July

Winds: North to northwesterly about 10 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy.

South West Coast: South East Cape to Low Rocky Point

Forecast for Tuesday 7 July until midnight

Winds: South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly below 10 knots in the late morning and early afternoon. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Wednesday 8 July

Winds: Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Thursday 9 July

Winds: Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres, tending westerly 2.5 metres during the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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

* 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

Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecasts for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for neighbouring coastal zones.