Forecast issued at 4:11 am EST on Sunday 26 May 2013.
A complex low pressure system near New Zealand is moving southeast and weakening as a strong high pressure system moves over southeastern Australia extending a ridge across the southern and central Tasman Sea. The high is expected to move very slowly east over the next few days strengthening the ridge across the Tasman Sea before moving east of Tasmania and further toward New Zealand later on Monday, whilst maintaining the ridge to the northwest.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Large swells breaking dangerously close inshore in the morning.
Monday 27 May
- South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
- Up to 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Tuesday 28 May
- Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Nearby Coastal Waters
- This forecast is also available via scheduled broadcasts on marine radio.
- Northern Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
- Central Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
- Southern Coastal Waters Forecasts (PDF)
The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:05 pm EST Sunday.