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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 EDT on Sunday 20 October 2019
for the period until midnight EDT Tuesday 22 October 2019.

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 over the Bight is directing a fresh west to southwesterly stream over Tasmania, that will moderate late today as the high moves south of Adelaide. The high will slowly approach Tasmania during Monday, with the stream becoming light by evening. Another high will form to the northeast of the state early on Tuesday, with a northerly stream developing during Tuesday.

South East Coast: Tasman Island to South East Cape

Forecast for Sunday 20 October until midnight

Gale Warning for Sunday for South East Coast

Winds: Westerly 30 to 40 knots decreasing to 25 to 30 knots in the evening. Seas: 3 to 4 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 5 to 6 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Forecast for Monday 21 October

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for South East Coast

Winds: Westerly 25 to 30 knots. Seas: 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres inshore. Swell: Southwesterly 4 to 6 metres, decreasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 22 October

Winds: Westerly 15 to 25 knots turning north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy.

South West Coast: South East Cape to Low Rocky Point

Forecast for Sunday 20 October until midnight

Gale Warning for Sunday for South West Coast

Winds: Westerly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots during the morning. Seas: 2.5 to 4 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 6 to 7 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.

Forecast for Monday 21 October

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for South West Coast

Winds: Westerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning. Seas: 2 to 3 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3 to 5 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

Forecast for Tuesday 22 October

Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning. Seas: 1 to 2 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres. Weather: Cloudy.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EDT Sunday.

* 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.