Lower South East Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Jaffa to SA-Vic Border

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Forecast issued at 10:02 pm CDT on Wednesday 27 January 2021.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system well southwest of the Tasmania will continue to move eastwards to be centred over the southern Tasman Sea late Thursday. A trough of low pressure will deepen near the southeastern border late Thursday. A new high will develop south of the Bight late Saturday, then move over the southern Tasman Sea on Sunday.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Lower South East Coast

Winds
Southeasterly 25 to 30 knots.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres south of Port MacDonnell.
2nd Swell
South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Beachport.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Thursday 28 January

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Lower South East Coast

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 25 to 30 knots offshore south of Port MacDonnell during the day, tending southerly 15 to 20 knots north of Beachport in the afternoon and tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots north of Beachport in the evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres inshore, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the evening.

Friday 29 January

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots south of Port MacDonnell. Winds tending east to northeasterly before dawn then becoming northeast to northwesterly about 10 knots during the late morning before shifting southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Saturday 30 January

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly during the morning then becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Cloudy.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am CDT Thursday.

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