Investigator Strait Coastal Waters Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:10 am CDT on Friday 16 November 2018.

Weather Situation

A ridge of high pressure south of Kangaroo Island will weaken, ahead of a high pressure system moving in well south of the Bight during Friday. This high will then move eastwards on the weekend, reaching the Tasman Sea later Sunday. A trough of low pressure will move across the the Far West Coast Sunday evening and the remainder of coastal waters during Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly during the morning, then increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre, reaching 1 to 2 metres in the far west.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres in the east of Backstairs Passage.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 17 November

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
West to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Sunday 18 November

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
West to southwesterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm CDT Friday.

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