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Tasmania

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

Issued at 10:00 pm EDT on Thursday 29 February 2024
for the period until midnight EDT Sunday 3 March 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 ridge over Victoria maintains a broad westerly flow over Tasmania through to the weekend, with a cold front brushing the south Friday evening. A high builds over the central Bight Saturday and moves toward Tasmania as a strong and windy cold front moves over Sunday morning.

South East Coast: Tasman Island to South East Cape

Forecast for Thursday 29 February until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for South East Coast

Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 30 knots offshore. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres. 2nd Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre. Weather: Mostly clear.

Forecast for Friday 1 March

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for South East Coast

Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning and again in the evening. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell: West to southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Saturday 2 March

Winds: West to southwesterly 25 to 35 knots decreasing to 20 to 30 knots in the morning then becoming westerly 25 to 35 knots in the late evening. Seas: 2 to 4 metres, decreasing below 2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 5 metres. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Sunday 3 March

Winds: West to northwesterly 25 to 40 knots turning southwesterly 30 to 45 knots during the morning. Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres during the morning. Swell: Westerly 4 to 7 metres, tending southwesterly 7 to 9 metres during the morning. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

South West Coast: South East Cape to Low Rocky Point

Forecast for Thursday 29 February until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for South West Coast

Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas: 2 to 2.5 metres. Swell: Westerly 2.5 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Friday 1 March

Strong Wind Warning for Friday for South West Coast

Winds: Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly during the morning and early afternoon. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Westerly 3 to 5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Forecast for Saturday 2 March

Winds: Westerly 25 to 35 knots tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots early in the morning then turning northwesterly 30 to 35 knots in the late evening. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Westerly 5 metres, tending southwesterly 5 to 6 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Forecast for Sunday 3 March

Winds: West to northwesterly 30 to 45 knots turning southwesterly during the morning then decreasing to 25 to 35 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 3 to 5 metres. Swell: Westerly 5 to 6 metres, tending southwesterly 7 to 9 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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

* 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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