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 Monday, 2 Oct 2023 (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)
02  02:30 3.4 4.9 7.9 12.5 240 24
02  01:30 3.0 4.8 7.6 11.8 244 32
02  00:30 3.1 4.9 7.6 8.7 252 28
01  23:30 2.9 5.2 7.1 9.1 248 27
01  22:30 3.1 4.7 7.9 10.5 236 29
01  21:30 2.8 5.0 6.8 8.7 252 29
01  20:30 3.1 4.5 7.0 8.0 256 32
01  19:30 3.2 5.2 6.6 7.4 256 31
30  16:30 2.5 4.4 7.4 13.3 248 25
30  15:30 2.4 4.4 6.8 13.3 240 30
30  01:30 3.7 5.3 8.8 12.5 240 28
30  00:30 3.3 5.0 9.0 12.5 244 34
29  23:30 4.1 6.8 9.7 13.3 236 26
28  20:30 3.8 5.2 8.2 13.3 244 32
28  19:30 3.8 6.7 7.9 13.3 236 34
28  18:30 3.8 5.5 8.7 12.5 236 24
28  17:30 3.6 5.9 8.0 13.3 232 31
28  16:30 4.1 6.2 8.6 12.5 236 28
28  15:30 3.5 5.8 8.0 12.5 228 34
Document created: 20231002161002
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.