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 03:30 on Thursday, 20 Jun 2024 (AEST).
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
(AEST)
Wave Height Wave Period Wave Direction
Significant
(Hs metres)
Maximum
(Hmax metres)
Average
(Tz seconds)
Peak
(Tp seconds)
Direction
(degrees)
Spread
(degrees)
20  03:30 1.5 2.4 8.1 11.1 248 47
20  02:30 1.5 2.9 8.8 11.8 260 45
20  01:30 1.4 2.3 8.4 10.0 240 47
20  00:30 1.5 2.2 8.9 11.1 256 47
19  23:30 1.5 2.5 8.3 13.3 244 33
19  22:30 1.6 2.6 9.3 12.5 248 35
19  21:30 1.6 2.4 9.6 12.5 232 27
19  20:30 1.6 2.8 8.6 12.5 244 25
19  19:30 1.5 2.3 8.5 11.1 232 37
19  18:30 1.6 2.3 10.2 12.5 256 32
19  17:30 1.5 2.3 9.1 13.3 252 31
19  16:30 1.4 2.8 9.2 13.3 256 37
19  15:30 1.5 2.8 10.0 13.3 256 40
19  14:30 1.6 2.5 10.8 13.3 244 36
19  13:30 1.6 2.5 9.5 12.5 260 33
19  12:30 1.5 2.9 8.1 13.3 264 36
19  11:30 1.5 3.0 7.7 13.3 256 36
19  09:30 1.7 2.4 8.2 13.3 256 28
19  08:30 1.6 2.4 7.9 14.3 248 33
19  07:30 1.6 2.3 7.8 13.3 244 30
19  06:30 1.5 2.3 7.6 14.3 252 31
19  05:30 1.7 2.3 8.6 14.3 244 34
19  04:30 1.4 2.0 7.9 14.3 252 44
19  03:30 1.5 2.5 8.6 14.3 256 31
19  02:30 1.6 2.5 9.1 12.5 252 30
19  01:30 1.6 2.2 8.7 14.3 248 37
19  00:30 1.4 2.2 8.5 14.3 256 28
18  23:30 1.4 2.5 7.9 14.3 272 41
18  22:30 1.5 2.2 8.0 12.5 260 40
18  21:30 1.5 2.4 9.6 14.3 256 29
18  20:30 1.6 2.3 9.8 14.3 256 30
18  19:30 1.5 2.6 10.1 15.4 256 32
18  18:30 1.7 2.7 9.9 15.4 252 27
18  17:30 1.5 2.9 9.7 15.4 248 35
18  16:30 1.5 2.4 9.0 15.4 252 40
18  15:30 1.5 2.4 9.9 14.3 252 41
18  14:30 1.4 2.2 9.0 14.3 252 42
18  13:30 1.5 2.2 9.2 15.4 248 48
18  12:30 1.5 2.5 8.7 14.3 244 31
18  11:30 1.8 2.6 9.4 15.4 244 29
18  10:30 1.9 3.0 9.5 14.3 248 29
18  09:30 1.6 2.3 8.1 14.3 244 32
18  08:30 1.6 2.4 8.0 15.4 232 33
18  07:30 1.7 2.3 8.6 11.8 228 39
18  06:30 1.6 2.4 8.2 12.5 236 41
18  05:30 1.5 2.8 7.2 11.1 228 44
18  04:30 1.6 2.6 8.2 11.1 224 46
18  03:30 1.6 2.7 8.6 13.3 244 36
18  02:30 1.8 2.6 8.3 13.3 232 33
18  01:30 1.8 3.5 8.6 11.8 224 39
18  00:30 1.9 2.9 9.0 12.5 244 43
17  23:30 1.8 2.8 8.9 12.5 240 39
17  22:30 1.9 3.2 8.7 13.3 236 42
17  21:30 1.8 3.4 8.3 12.5 212 36
17  20:30 2.0 3.6 8.4 12.5 232 33
17  19:30 1.9 2.9 8.0 12.5 224 33
17  18:30 2.0 3.7 8.3 12.5 236 30
17  17:30 2.1 3.1 8.7 13.3 236 34
17  16:30 1.8 2.7 8.2 13.3 228 30
17  15:30 2.2 3.3 8.6 12.5 232 26
17  14:30 2.2 3.3 8.9 13.3 232 24
17  13:30 1.8 2.9 7.9 13.3 228 32
17  12:30 1.9 2.5 8.4 11.8 232 32
17  11:30 2.0 3.7 8.1 13.3 232 28
17  10:30 1.8 3.4 6.9 14.3 232 30
17  09:30 1.9 3.0 7.9 14.3 232 27
17  08:30 2.5 4.0 8.4 13.3 240 32
17  07:30 2.0 2.9 8.5 13.3 244 29
17  06:30 2.2 3.3 7.8 14.3 240 28
17  05:30 1.9 3.6 6.8 14.3 240 28
17  04:30 2.2 3.3 7.6 12.5 224 29
17  03:30 2.2 3.7 7.4 12.5 220 30
Document created: 20240620034002
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.