IDT65015

Cape Sorell Wave Observations

Located at 42.20S, 145.05E
(Approximately 10 km West of Cape Sorell, West Tasmania)

Named Captain Fathom by the listeners of ABC Radio, Tasmania
during the Weather Month of May celebration of the Bureau's centenary.

Latest data at 02:30 on Tuesday, 5 Mar 2024 (AEDT).
Click here for Wave Height and Wave Period Graphs

IMPORTANT:- The significant wave height is the average height of the highest one third of the waves. The likely maximum wave height can be up to twice the significant wave height. Learn more about wave heights.
 
Date Time
(AEDT)
Wave Height Wave Period Wave Direction
Significant
(Hs metres)
Maximum
(Hmax metres)
Average
(Tz seconds)
Peak
(Tp seconds)
Direction
(degrees)
Spread
(degrees)
05  02:30 3.5 5.8 9.2 13.3 220 30
05  01:30 3.7 6.9 9.4 14.3 220 30
05  00:30 3.7 5.6 10.5 14.3 212 30
04  23:30 3.8 5.8 9.8 12.5 208 30
04  22:30 4.1 6.0 9.9 14.3 212 26
04  21:30 4.1 6.8 8.8 11.8 216 32
04  20:30 4.3 6.8 9.3 12.5 208 33
04  18:30 4.5 7.5 10.1 13.3 212 37
04  17:30 4.4 6.7 9.4 13.3 224 30
04  16:30 4.1 6.7 9.0 14.3 220 35
04  15:30 4.6 7.2 9.6 12.5 208 32
04  14:30 4.7 8.2 10.4 15.4 228 28
04  13:30 4.3 6.2 9.6 13.3 228 32
04  12:30 4.1 7.3 9.4 15.4 220 34
04  11:30 4.6 6.3 9.8 14.3 216 25
04  10:30 5.0 7.6 10.9 15.4 232 23
04  09:30 4.6 7.1 9.6 13.3 228 31
04  08:30 4.3 6.7 9.4 13.3 228 29
04  07:30 4.7 7.3 10.0 14.3 236 25
04  06:30 5.3 9.1 10.0 13.3 224 27
04  05:30 5.2 7.5 9.6 14.3 232 23
04  04:30 5.6 10.6 9.8 16.7 228 30
04  03:30 5.9 9.1 9.9 15.4 236 25
04  02:30 5.8 7.8 10.5 13.3 228 28
04  01:30 6.5 10.1 10.1 14.3 228 20
04  00:30 5.7 9.2 9.4 15.4 228 23
03  23:30 6.5 11.1 10.4 13.3 224 26
03  22:30 6.9 9.8 9.9 15.4 232 28
03  21:30 7.0 12.5 10.1 16.7 232 28
03  20:30 7.2 11.8 10.5 15.4 228 26
03  19:30 6.9 11.6 9.6 15.4 224 23
03  18:30 7.1 10.7 11.2 16.7 228 22
03  17:30 7.1 10.1 10.5 15.4 220 25
03  16:30 6.3 8.2 10.2 15.4 228 23
03  15:30 6.5 9.9 10.3 14.3 228 22
03  14:30 6.6 10.3 9.7 15.4 224 23
03  13:30 6.7 9.4 10.1 14.3 232 23
03  12:30 6.1 10.8 9.4 14.3 224 24
03  11:30 5.6 11.9 8.4 13.3 228 24
03  10:30 5.7 8.4 8.8 13.3 232 25
03  09:30 5.5 10.7 8.2 14.3 232 20
03  08:30 5.4 8.8 8.8 11.1 236 28
03  07:30 5.4 10.8 8.5 13.3 228 29
03  06:30 4.9 7.7 8.2 14.3 232 26
03  05:30 4.7 8.7 7.7 12.5 232 29
03  04:30 4.1 6.2 7.7 9.1 240 25
03  03:30 3.6 5.6 7.4 14.3 236 31
03  02:30 4.3 6.4 8.4 14.3 240 22
03  01:30 3.9 6.0 8.0 14.3 236 24
03  00:30 3.8 5.5 8.1 14.3 232 30
02  23:30 3.8 5.8 8.1 12.5 236 24
02  22:30 3.9 6.8 8.0 15.4 236 22
02  21:30 4.2 6.9 8.8 12.5 232 24
02  20:30 4.6 7.3 10.1 14.3 228 22
02  19:30 4.6 7.4 9.3 15.4 236 23
02  18:30 4.3 6.9 8.6 14.3 228 22
02  17:30 4.5 6.2 10.0 13.3 224 28
02  16:30 4.5 6.7 9.6 14.3 232 25
02  15:30 4.5 7.5 9.0 11.8 228 31
02  14:30 4.7 7.8 9.2 12.5 228 23
02  13:30 4.5 7.1 9.0 14.3 236 27
02  12:30 4.2 6.7 8.9 15.4 232 29
02  11:30 4.4 6.9 8.4 14.3 224 25
02  10:30 4.6 6.8 8.7 13.3 232 27
02  09:30 4.5 7.0 8.5 14.3 236 26
02  08:30 4.4 6.8 9.5 15.4 232 23
02  07:30 4.3 6.1 9.1 14.3 232 24
02  06:30 4.2 6.3 8.6 14.3 232 22
02  05:30 4.0 6.0 8.0 12.5 228 26
02  04:30 4.1 6.5 8.7 13.3 232 28
02  03:30 3.9 5.4 7.7 11.8 232 24
02  02:30 4.2 6.6 7.9 13.3 224 29
Document created: 20240305024002
Key
Hs Height of significant wave (metres). This is the average height of the highest one third of the waves in the record.
Hmax Maximum height of the waves (metres) in the record.
Tz Average wave period. This is the average time (seconds) between all waves in the record. The more technical name for this quantity is the zero-crossing period.
Tp The peak wave period (seconds) is the period at which the peak of the wave spectrum occurs.
Spectral density Distribution of the variance of the surface elevation with wave period or frequency (proportional to the wave amplitude squared).

Notes

This page contains wave observations from a moored wave data buoy located approximately 10 Km West of Cape Sorell, West Tasmania in 55 fathoms (100 metres). Location: 42.12S, 145.03E.

  • These observations have been taken from the Bureau of Meteorology's real-time system. These data are automatically generated and are not quality controlled. It is possible for incorrect values to appear. Further information can be found about Latest Weather Observations. Please check the disclaimer before using these data.
  • All times and dates are in Tasmanian local time.
  • Each 'observation' (or record) is obtained by sampling the waves for 27 minutes.
  • This page is automatically updated every hour from available data.